2005 Service Excellence Awards Winners Named

Creation Technologies wins award for the second year

Atlanta | February 22, 2005

In the EMS category, the overall winners were Plexus Corp. (for companies with revenues over $500 million); Reptron Manufacturing Services and Creation Technologies (revenues between $100 and $500 million); and Key Electronics (revenues less than $100 million).

Also receiving awards were EMS companies with the highest scores in each of five individual service categories. (The overall winners were excluded from winning individual categories.) In the small-company category, Texas Prototypes won for dependability/timely delivery, responsiveness and value. It also tied for the manufacturing quality award with APSCO. APSCO also tied with MassTech EMS in the technology category. In the medium-company category, Sparton Electronics had the highest scores in all five categories.

Electronics assembly equipment award winners were: Asymtek for dispensing; Assembléon for pick-and-place; DEK for screen printing; VJ Electronix for rework/repair; and Feinfocus for test and inspection. EFD Inc. won the electronics assembly materials suppliers award in the solder paste category. Aegis Industrial Software Corp. received top honors in the manufacturing/supply chain management software category.

The customers of the SEA participants rated each company on a scale of 1 (poor) to 5 (superior) in five service categories.

A donation of $5,000 was made on the participants’ behalf to the Surface Mount Technology Association’s Charles Hutchins Educational Grant. Part of each participant’s entry fee was included in the donation.

This is the 13th year Circuits Assembly has sponsored the awards program.

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Creation (www.creationtech.com) provides total product lifecycle solutions including turnkey design, rapid prototyping, manufacturing and fulfillment to its customers around the world. Since 1991, Creation has been focused on making it easy for OEMs to ‘say yes’ to their customers. The company of approximately 3,000 people operates nine manufacturing locations, two design centers and a rapid prototyping center in the USA, Canada, Mexico and China. Its OEM customers are in the Industrial & Instrumentation, Medical, Communications, Transportation, Aerospace, Defense & Security, and Energy & Environmental markets.

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