NCR awards manufacturing contract to Solectron
Jan 24, 2007
Leading EMS Selected to produce ATMs, payment solutions and self-checkout systems for NCR in the Americas
NCR Corporation (NYSE:NCR) has awarded a five-year contract to Solectron Corporation (NYSE:SLR) to manufacture the company's ATMs and payment solutions in the Americas and its self-checkout systems globally. As part of its recently announced global manufacturing realignment, NCR will transfer its Americas manufacturing to Solectron's sites in Columbia, S.C., Guadalajara, Mexico and Jaguariuna, Brazil by the end of 2007.
"Expanding our relationship with Solectron supports our ability to remain competitive, build a sustainable cost structure, and better serve our customers' needs by freeing up capital to invest in new product innovation," said Bruce Langos, NCR senior vice president of Global Operations. "We believe this strategy will play a key role in helping us improve our longer-term operating margin."
Solectron has been producing and assembling Teradata data warehouse servers as well as providing systems integration for NCR's Teradata Division for seven years.
"Solectron is a proven entity," said Langos. "The company has consistently demonstrated its ability to adhere to the same global quality standards for manufacture and testing that we demand of all of our manufacturing facilities worldwide."
"NCR has been a valued customer for many years, and we are extremely pleased to extend our relationship," said Doug Britt, executive vice president, Sales and Account Management, Solectron. "Our strength in manufacturing automated and self-service systems combined with our expertise in highly complex electro-mechanics, build-to-order, configure-to-order and system-level integration fits perfectly with NCR's product line."