Kitron Signs Frame Agreement with Rheinmetall


Reading time ( words)

Rheinmetall AG, a leader within automotive components and defence equipment with head office in Düsseldorf, Germany, has selected Kitron ASA as manufacturing partner for its global defence division.

The scope of the contract is delivery of electronics manufacturing services (EMS), including board assembling (PCBA), box-build, test development and high-level assembly. The contract has a value of NOK 100 million over a three-year period starting in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Kitron's facilities in both Norway and Lithuania will contribute to the contract.

Jens Ahlborn, Commodity manager of Rheinmetall Defence Electronics, said:

"Kitron is a high-performance supplier in the defence and aircraft industry. The technical facilities of Kitron allow them to react quickly and flexibly to individual customer requirements. The application of modern methods and processes are the reason why they are the most economical and the fastest to respond to customer request. We think that the frame agreement paves the way for a long, successful cooperation."

"This agreement demonstrates our competitiveness in a global market where quality, competence, flexibility and delivery precision are of essential importance. Rheinmetall is one of the leading players within the defence industry and they expect only the highest standards from their suppliers. We are extremely pleased that we have passed their extensive quality audits and that they now have selected us as manufacturing partner," said Tommy P. Storstein, Corporate sales director of Kitron.

About Kitron

Kitron is one of Scandinavia's leading electronics manufacturing services companies for the Defence/Aerospace, Energy/Telecoms, Industry, Medical equipment and Offshore/Marine sectors. The company is located in Norway, Sweden, Lithuania, Germany, China and the United States. Kitron had revenues of about NOK 1.75 billion in 2014 and has about 1 200 employees.

About Rheinmetall Defence

Rheinmetall Defence is a part of the globe-spanning Rheinmetall Group. Its products set the global standard for excellence in a wide array of disciplines: from vehicles, force protection and weapon systems to infantry equipment and air defence, and from network-enabled warfare capabilities to electro-optics and simulation technology.  Last year, Rheinmetall Defence's 10 000 employees generated annual sales of €2.24 billion.

Share

Print


Suggested Items

Excerpt: The Printed Circuit Assembler’s Guide to… Smart Data

04/07/2021 | Sagi Reuven and Zac Elliott, Siemens Digital Industries Software
Whenever we discuss data, keep in mind that people have been collecting data, verifying it, and translating it into reports for a long time. And if data is collected and processes are changed automatically, people still will be interpreting and verifying the accuracy of the data, creating reports, making recommendations, solving problems, tweaking, improving, and innovating. Whatever data collection system is used, any effort to digitalize needs to engage and empower the production team at the factory. Their role is to attend to the manufacturing process but also to act as the front line of communications and control.

What Makes a Great Supply Chain Manager?

04/05/2021 | Timothy McLean, TXM Lean Solutions
Building a competitive and reliable supply chain is a critical success factor for any manufacturing business. This is especially true today, where we face constant volatility and disruption across global supply chains. In this environment, effective supply chain leadership is more critical than ever. So, what makes a great supply chain manager?

What Makes a Good Process Engineer?

03/03/2021 | Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
Nolan Johnson recently spoke with Tuan Tran, director of customer solutions at Green Circuits, about what makes a successful process engineer. They also discuss a typical day in the life of a process engineer—from pre-manufacturing through post-DFM, for process improvement. As Tuan points out, there are a variety of paths to becoming a great process engineer.



Copyright © 2021 I-Connect007. All rights reserved.