TIJUANA, Mexico, Oct. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Flex (NASDAQ: FLEX), the sketch-to-scale™ solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world, is today celebrating the grand opening of its new medical device manufacturing facility and Center of Excellence in Tijuana, Mexico, dedicated to the innovative development and manufacturing of medical devices.
Located ten minutes from San Diego, California, the new Flex medical facility will serve as the showcase location for Flex medical operations, employing 2,400 workers and spanning over 530,000 square feet. Devices produced at this facility for Flex's OEM customers will help to diagnose and treat a wide variety of medical conditions, ranging from cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, to hearing impairment, neurological diseases and skin ailments.
"Tijuana is an ideal location for our medical Center of Excellence as it has a highly trained local workforce, strong local universities and a geographic location that makes it highly accessible and convenient for our customers," said Javier Gonzales, Flex Vice President of Operations and General Manager in Tijuana. "Our operations provide a wide array of design through manufacturing capabilities and a management team that has guided countless customers through the stringent regulatory and compliance environment."
Flex's facility is dedicated exclusively to medical device manufacturing and is staffed with a highly skilled team, led by a seasoned management team from medical device manufacturing and engineering backgrounds. The facility includes over 120,000 square feet of class 7 and class 8 level clean room space, with plans for additional expansion, and is executing high speed, high volume, high mix, zero defect, lean manufacturing solutions for some of the world's leading medical healthcare companies.
Flex has maintained a strong presence in Mexico over the past 17 years, with more than 20,000 employees throughout the country and facilities in Tijuana, Ciudad Juarez, Aguascalientes, Reynosa and Guadalajara. In addition to providing innovative product solutions to customers across multiple industries from its facilities in Mexico, Flex is also committed to helping build stronger communities. Flex provides support for the Technological University of Tijuana (Universidad Tecnológica de Tijuana) through grants for engineering scholarships, as well as for the purchase of manufacturing equipment for students studying industrial processes and operations.
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