Plexus first company to be awarded Innovation Supplier Award 2016 by Bombardier Transportation Rail Control Solutions

Plexus Corp. has been recognised for its support and innovative ideas by the Rail Control Solutions (RCS) Division of leading rail manufacturing company Bombardier Transportation.


Plexus received the Division’s inaugural Innovation Supplier Award for providing a new effective coating solution for Bombardier’s Balise2010 PCBA (printed circuit board assembly), which not only increased the quality and reliability of the product but also reduced manufacturing costs. This was achieved by opting to configure an automated spraying and curing process to replace the more traditional dip coating system.


This award is in recognition of work completed at the Plexus site in Oradea, Romania. Plexus’ relationship with RCS initially began with manufacturing in Penang, Malaysia. It has now grown to be a global engagement with Plexus supporting the RCS operations in the Americas, Asia, EMEA and Australia from its manufacturing sites in Europe, Asia and the US, as well as providing development support and rapid prototyping.


Peter Cedervall, president of Rail Control Solutions at Bombardier Transportation, presented the award to Oliver Mihm, Plexus Regional President in EMEA, who received it on behalf of his team.


“We are honoured to be the first recipients of this Innovation award,” commented Oliver Mihm, “and I accept it on behalf of the Plexus engineers who have worked hard on this project. It is an example of how our facility in Oradea is able to innovate to deliver a uniquely targeted product in a timely and cost effective manner.”


Plexus is well positioned to support customers in EMEA with design and rapid prototyping at its Livingston facility and manufacturing and aftermarket services at Kelso in the UK, a design centre in Darmstadt, Germany, and design and manufacturing in Oradea, Romania. With 26 facilities across the globe providing access to 14,000 employees, including 470 engineers, Plexus is able to deliver extensive expertise in product development (software, digital and analogue hardware, mechanical design, industrial design and PCB design), commercialisation (e.g. Test Strategy, Design for Excellence Services, Design Assurance), manufacturing and aftermarket services.

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