Northfield, Minnesota (PRWEB) May 31, 2011
All Flex Flexible Circuits, LLC, manufacturer of flexible printed circuits and heaters, announces completion of significant capital equipment and infrastructure improvements to their second production facility in Bloomington, Minnesota.
All Flex has manufactured flexible circuits since its inception 20 years ago. Over the last several years growing business had to be accommodated with more space. Most finishing and assembly operations were moved 35 miles North to the Bloomington facility where Lean Manufacturing Principles were implemented along with ISO 9001:2008, AS9100, and ITAR Certification.
The purchase of additional 5,000 square feet was necessary to manage additional business All Flex has been supporting and be prepared for future growth. This required several processes throughout the facility to be upgraded and reconfigured including clean rooms, automated assembly, testing, etc.
According to Kai Warnock, V.P. and Operations Manager, the major drive for further expansion was to significantly ramp up process automation for improved efficiency and repeatability in the area of assembly capability. “With our strategic investments our surface mount assembly processes are now more automated and our internal supply chain is even better streamlined putting All Flex in great capability position,” says Warnock.
Bloomington Facility Manager, Chad Nevils says, “The 30% increase in footprint has allowed for additional capacity and improved management of manufacturing constraints. Transitioning from compact compartmentalized work areas to a single open production floor has greatly increased overall efficiency throughout the manufacturing process.”
About All Flex
All Flex is a privately held company specializing in quick-turn and low to medium volume production runs of flexible circuits and flexible heaters with component assembly. All Flex flexible circuits are commonly used in the medical, military, aerospace, automotive, instrumentation, and various industrial markets.