Nortech Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: NSYS) announced it has achieved
ISO 13485 quality certification for its electronics manufacturing
services (EMS) facilities in Merrifield and Baxter, Minn. This
certification allows Nortech to further demonstrate its ability to
provide products and related services to the medical industry that
consistently meet customer and regulatory requirements.
"The medical market continues to show strong growth and we believe this
new ISO certification positions us to capitalize on additional
business," said Mike Degen, president and CEO of Nortech Systems. The
market research firm Technology Forecasters expects medical
opportunities for EMS companies like Nortech to increase 17 percent
annually through 2010, the fastest growth of any market sector.
According to Degen, Nortech Systems has already been proudly assisting
numerous medical OEMs with the production of their non-invasive
equipment, including potentially life-sustaining devices. "This
certification validates and reinforces the critical supporting role
we´ve been playing for our customers all along," he commented.
Based on the ISO 9001 international quality standard, ISO 13485 includes
additional analysis of risk, safety and regulatory requirements. It also
corresponds to a comparable standard of the U.S. Food & Drug
Administration. All Nortech facilities are certified to ISO 9001:2001
standards and the company also employs an enterprise-wide lean
manufacturing initiative utilizing tools such as kaizen, Six Sigma,
rapid action, Balanced Scorecard and 5S.
Fortune Small Business magazine recently ranked Nortech Systems on its
list of "America´s 100 Fastest-Growing Small Public Companies."
About Nortech Systems, Incorporated
Nortech Systems Incorporated (www.nortechsys.com),
based in Wayzata, Minn., is a full-service electronics manufacturing
services (EMS) provider of wire and cable assemblies, printed circuit
board assemblies, and higher-level complete box build assemblies for a
wide range of industries. Markets served include industrial equipment,
military/defense, medical and transportation.
The company has manufacturing capabilities and operating partners in the
U.S., Asia and Latin America. Nortech Systems Incorporated is traded on
the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol NSYS.
This press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to
the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995. While this release is based on management’s
best judgment and current expectations, actual results may differ and
involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Important factors that
could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking
statements include, without limitation: volatility in market conditions
which may affect market supply of and demand for the company’s
products; increased competition; changes in the reliability and
efficiency of operating facilities or those of third parties; risks
related to availability of labor; commodity and energy cost instability;
general economic, financial and business conditions that could affect
the company’s financial condition and results
of operations; as well as risk factors listed from time to time in the
company’s filings with the SEC.
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