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Plexus First Company to Receive Innovation Supplier Award 2016 from Bombardier Transportation Rail Control Solutions

DATE: 17 Jan 2017

Plexus Corp. (NASDAQ: PLXS), has been recognized 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, and it has now grown to be a global engagement with Plexus supporting their operations in the Americas, Asia, EMEA and Australia from our 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 honored 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, manufacturing and aftermarket services at Kelso in the UK, a design center 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 analog hardware, mechanical design, industrial design and PCB design), commercialization (e.g. Test Strategy, Design for Excellence Services, Design Assurance), manufacturing and aftermarket services. 


Lisa Gladstone
Market Communications Specialist Snr. - EMEA
+44 0 1506 425482

Plexus ( delivers optimized Product Realization solutions through a unique Product Realization Value Stream service model. This customer-focused services model seamlessly integrates innovative product conceptualization, design, commercialization, manufacturing, fulfillment and sustaining services to deliver comprehensive end-to-end solutions for customers in the America, European and Asia-Pacific regions.

Plexus is the industry leader in servicing mid-to-low volume, higher complexity customer programs characterized by unique flexibility, technology, quality and regulatory requirements. Award-winning customer service is provided to over 140 branded product companies in the Healthcare/Life Sciences, Industrial/Commercial, Communications and Defense/Security/Aerospace market sectors.