Parlex China operations receives TS16949 qualification
Mar 04, 2005
Parlex Corporation (PRLX), has announced that its China operations received certification to ISO/TS 16949-2002 by the registrar Det Norske Veritas (DNV). The qualification, which replaced QS 9000, supports the corporation's growth strategies in the automotive sector.
Commenting on the recent qualification, Alan Wong, the Company's Managing Director of Asian Operations stated, "We are very pleased to have achieved the TS 16949 certification. For Parlex, this reflects our commitment to the automotive industry in building leading edge interconnect products under rigorous specifications. Working closely with North American and European engineering teams on a number of new systems, we are well positioned to support the rapid growth in automotive electronics. Additionally, as one of the earliest flex suppliers to the Chinese automotive industry, we continue to grow with an explosive domestic market."
Peter J. Murphy, President and CEO of Parlex stated, "For over two decades, Parlex has been a leader in automotive interconnect. All of our major product lines, flexible printed circuitry, flat flexible cables and polymer thick film circuitry are represented throughout the automotive industry in products such as engine control units, transmission controls, keyless entry, infotainment systems, cockpit electronics and occupant seat sensing. We have and will continue to work closely with automotive OEM and tier one business leaders to develop our technology roadmap to fit their growth plans."
According to industry experts, electronic content in vehicles is growing an average of 7 percent per year and expected to be approximately 40 percent of the cost to make a vehicle in 2008. With the rapid deployment of many new part numbers, Parlex has recently added 80,000 square feet of manufacturing to house value added operations for flex circuit assemblies including lines specific to automotive applications.