Michigan-based Firstronic, an electronic manufacturing services (EMS) supplier, revealed that its production facility in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, in Northern Mexico, has been certified to the automotive quality standard IATF 16949:2016 and the latest revision of the ISO 9001 quality standard, ISO 9001:2015.
The company will be upgrading its other facilities later this year as part of the normal quality certification audit process. The migration to the latest revision of the medical standard, ISO 13485:2016 will also be completed at all facilities later this year.
“I am extremely proud of our team because all three key quality standards, ISO 9001, automotive and medical are simultaneously undergoing major revisions and the changes in these revisions are significant enough to require an extensive review of our procedures in order to efficiently and thoroughly implement them. I’m pleased they are meeting this challenge,” said John Sammut, Firstronic’s President and CEO.
The automotive standard represented the biggest change and its governing body is no longer the International Standards Organization (ISO). The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) is now the governing body for IATF 16949:2016.
Firstronic's 70,000 square-foot production facility in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, opened in 2014 to supply EMS for companies in the automotive and medical devices industries. Tesla and Audi are among its customers.