Chennai plant first Tier I Electronic Manufacturing Services company to achieve FDA registration in India, in 2018
Sanmina Corporation, integrated manufacturer of electronic, optical and mechanical products, has announced it has achieved the IATF 16949:2016 certification at its manufacturing facility in Chennai. This certification, combined with the plant’s Domestic Tariff Area status in a Hi-Tech Special Economic Zone, enables Sanmina to manufacture and deliver automotive products for both domestic and export markets, without additional customs duty.
India is the fourth-largest automotive market and is growing in recognition as a key automotive component provider that meets stringent global standards for automotive manufacturing, noted Sanmina. It said the IATF 16949:2016 certification ensures that automotive manufacturers have a Quality Management System in place that provides for continuous improvement, emphasising defect prevention and reduction of waste in the supply chain.
The Sanmina Chennai facility has a plan that includes defined objectives and methods for continuous improvement, defect prevention, customer quality and satisfaction, as well as evidence of reduction in variation and waste in the supply chain and documented corporate responsibility polices. It employs a phased gate process that includes risk analysis, ensuring that production cannot move forward unless all previous steps have been completed. The systematic method of failure mode and effects analysis identifies potential failures within a product or process so that proactive improvements can be made. Last year, Sanmina became the first Tier I Electronic Manufacturing Services provider to achieve FDA registration in India.
Roger Bailey, Vice-President, Automotive business segment, Sanmina, said achieving the IATF 16949:2016 certification reflects the company’s commitment to customer satisfaction. The certification, combined with Domestic Tariff Area status, enables Sanmina to contribute to country’s growth as part of the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, he added.