GDS enters the automotive industry as supplier of automotive lighting
Dec 08, 2006
Global Display Solutions (GDS) Ltd., announces that its Manufacturing Services (GDS MS) division has been selected by Automotive Lighting, a Magneti Marelli Company, as their supplier of electronics contract manufacturing services. Headquartered in Italy and with operations in Romania and China, GDS MS will provide Automotive Lighting with complete support on a global scale.
Automotive Lighting is an innovative provider of external lighting for automobiles. This new relationship will see GDS supply Automotive Lighting with a number of electronic contract manufacturing services including optimal materials choice, development of dedicated tools for the best production yield, introduction of new component cases and functional testing benches for in-factory testing. GDS MS has over 30 years' experience in the electronic manufacturing services industry and will offer Automotive Lighting specific SMT expertise.
GDS MS is continually developing its expertise in the automotive industry, having recently applied for the ISO/TS 16949 standard. The ISO/TS 16949 is a technical specification defining the international quality system requirements for design and development, product installation and servicing of automotive related products. The ISO/TS 16949 standard was published in March 2002 by the International Automotive Task Force and provides certified companies with additional confidence in global sourcing, enabling greater business opportunities.
Automotive Lighting has extremely high expectations of all its suppliers, setting them quality targets in order to ensure it only works with the best in the industry. In order to ensure it provides the best possible service, GDS MS conducts 100% inspection of incoming materials, bar code systems to avoid errors between components/programs and on-line technical documentation. GDS MS supplies important customers in the high-tech environment, such as GE Medical, Ducati and Marconi, and offers a wide capability from low to high volume production.