Telford benefits from expanded Celestica/Thales deal - Embedded.com

Telford benefits from expanded Celestica/Thales deal

LONDON — Celestica is expanding its outsourcing relationship with the Thales Group and will serve as a dedicated EMS partner for Thales’ products.

The agreement has already seen new production orders underway in Arden Hills, Minnesota; Telford, U.K.; and, Valencia, Spain. Celestica is also collaborating with Thales on technology programs, including an initiative relating to the European Union’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) legislation.

The Thales Group will use Celestica’s range of capabilities including system assembly and supply chain management.

Celestica has provided the Thales Group with electronics manufacturing services since 2004. In 2005, it was awarded a production contract from Thales Avionics for the company’s TopSeries in-flight entertainment(IFE) system which integrates passenger services such as entertainment, email and Internet access, and in-seat laptop computer power.

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