Benchmark Electronics, Inc.
"This certification strengthens our ability to serve the defense and aerospace industry," stated Cary T. Fu, the Company's Chief Executive Officer. "By achieving this milestone our Thailand teams have demonstrated their commitment to quality and reliability. Both of these characteristics are of the utmost importance to our customers."
AS9100 is an international standard containing requirements for establishing and maintaining quality management systems for the aerospace industry. This standard contains all ISO 9001 requirements and incorporates additional aerospace qualifications. The AS9100 standard was established by the IAQG for the purpose of achieving significant improvements in quality and safety, and reduction of cost throughout the value stream. This organization includes representatives from aerospace companies in America, Asia/Pacific, and Europe. All major aerospace manufacturers and suppliers worldwide require compliance and/or registration to AS9100.
Benchmark Electronics, Inc. provides electronics manufacturing, design and engineering services to original equipment manufacturers of computers and related products for business enterprises, medical devices, industrial control equipment, testing and instrumentation products, and telecommunication equipment. Benchmark's global operations include 20 facilities in ten countries. Benchmark's Common Shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BHE.
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