Burnaby BC-based printed circuit board (pcb) manufacturer Enigma Interconnect is now fully certified to the AS9100 Aerospace Standards, achieving consistent implementation of best business practices in quality assurance.
The firm’s major investments in technology and high levels of customer service have been recognized, achieving the high standards demanded by such organizations as the Department of Defense, NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration.
Enigma, which has also held an ISO9001 certification since 1992, has always been a major supplier of bare pcbs to companies serving the aerospace industry. When tier-one aircraft manufacturers challenged their avionics providers and key-component supply chain partners to attain the more stringent AS9100 certification, Engima seized the opportunity to institute further improvements to its quality management system.
“Our AS9100 certification comes at a time when many pcb manufacturing companies in North America find themselves at a crossroads”, says Mark Pillon, P.Eng, president of Enigma Interconnect. “While some companies chose to downsize or outsource work off-shore, at Enigma we are proud to strive for manufacturing excellence domestically, and have expanded upon the unique strengths that have driven our company’s growth over the past forty years. Following our AS9100 certification, we are already seeing results not only for our avionics customers, but also for customers in every other market sector who seek exceptional products at competitive pricing through improved yield and automation, better quality assurance, higher technology capabilities, and faster response times.”
A privately held company since 1973, Enigma Interconnect is among the largest advanced manufacturers of bare pcbs in Western Canada, and operates a 35,000 sq.ft. manufacturing facility.