Fujitsu Siemens Computers to outsource server production in Paderborn to Flextronics International

Soldering & Surface Mount Technology

ISSN: 0954-0911

Article publication date: 1 April 2000

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(2000), "Fujitsu Siemens Computers to outsource server production in Paderborn to Flextronics International", Soldering & Surface Mount Technology, Vol. 12 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/ssmt.2000.21912aab.041

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Fujitsu Siemens Computers to outsource server production in Paderborn to Flextronics International

Fujitsu Siemens Computers to outsource server production in Paderborn to Flextronics International

Keywords: Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Flextronics

Fujitsu Siemens Computers GmbH and Flextronics International Ltd have announced a joint agreement, which foresees the outsourcing of the server production in Paderborn to Flextronics; the deal has to be approved by governing authorities. This agreement focuses on improving and securing the competitiveness of the Paderborn manufacturing and logistics operation. The production unit manufactures advanced network servers and offers customised manufacturing and logistics services. From 1 January it will continue as the German subsidiary of Flextronics.

Flextronics will take over the operation and assume responsibility for approximately 630 employees. The company will enter into a long-term contract to provide manufacturing and logistics capacity to Fujitsu Siemens Computer, which secures the jobs of the employees. Research and development, as well as marketing and sales of server systems, are the responsibility of Fujitsu Siemens Computers and not affected by the transaction.

The agreement with Flextronics is in line with Fujitsu Siemens Computers strategy, announced earlier this year, to realign computer manufacturing at Paderborn. Capacity at the site has already been used in the manufacture of products for external customers. There was a strong demand for the expertise to manufacture extremely complex systems tailored to customers needs for high quality standards and efficiency. Fujitsu Siemens Computers was therefore looking for an internationally experienced partner with sound knowledge of contract manufacturing.