Kitron Contract Manufacturing Partner for Medical Equipment
Kitron is a leading international electronic manufacturing services (EMS) supplier, with operations in Norway, Sweden, Germany, Lithuania, China and the US, where manufacturing and related services are delivered to customers globally.
We provide contract manufacturing services for highly complex products in medium batches, from design and development to sourcing, prototyping and manufacturing of electronics and electromechanics. We deliver finished products to end-users.
Kitron has more than 50 years of experience in electronics manufacturing and has earned excellent references from global partners. We offer services through the total contract manufacturing value chain, as outlined below.
Development services for medical equipment, laboratory and in-vitro diagnostics equipment, and handheld electronic equipment
Until recently, Kitron had a large in-house design / development department, but made the strategic decision to outsource this part of the value chain. Kitron has established a network of highly qualified design / development partners in our local markets, enabling us to offer the full scope of development services needed for our total customer portfolio.
Kitron focuses on industrialisation, test and new product introduction, while outsourcing pure design / development tasks to our third-party development partners. The objective is to improve the complete offering to our customers by combining the strengths of Kitron with dedicated development environments.
Medical device component sourcing and logistics
We are experienced at selecting suppliers and components globally for medical equipment and systems, and have a deep understanding of lifecycle analysis and regulatory requirements.
New product introduction and development for medical devices
At our modern product introduction (NPI) centres we work in partnership with customers who may have prints and documentation but need prototypes to validate the design. We find solutions to improve the product and reduce lead-time and costs, before manufacturing starts.
Automatic assembly of medical devices
We offer automated assembly lines for PCBs, electronics, microelectronics, assembly and various system tests, system integration, repairs and upgrades, product marking, traceability and packing.
Medical device electronic manufacturing, electromechanical assembly and high-level assembly
We use modern equipment for electronic manufacturing, electromechanical assembly and high-level assembly (HLA). Ultrasound racks are fully tested – electronically, visually and functionally. The electronics design for electrocardiograph (ECG) systems allows multi-channel functioning for both the collection of data and its transfer to PC-based software.
Secure, flexible and sustainable contract manufacture of medical equipment
Our quality is ensured by the following certifications and compliances:
- ISO 13485:2003
- 21 CFR 820 QSR
- FDA approval for our sites in Norway, Sweden and Lithuania
- ISO 14001:2004
- ISO 9001:2000
- ISO/TS 16949
- AQAP 2120
We work in compliance with 5S, Lean, Six Sigma, PFMEA and Kaizen. We have security and controls in place to safeguard customers’ intellectual property (IP) information. Our enterprise resource planning (ERP) system enables efficient response, inventory management and capacity, with a high level of trust and symmetry between Kitron’s business model and that of the customer (schedule flexibility, mix / volume / complexity, etc.)
Our flexibility is a result of our experience in handling fluctuating manufacturing volumes without normative levels. Ours is a culture of dedication to continuous improvement. We are a solid long-term partner, committed to sustainable development.
Ultrasound and cardiology systems, respiratory / medical devices and lab / IVD
The main types of medical equipment that Kitron provides contract manufacturing services for are:
- Ultrasound and cardiology systems
- Respiratory / medical devices
- Lab / IVD
Our main references are GE Healthcare, Gambro, MAQUET, Cellavision, Getinge, St. Jude Medical, Sectra, Galderma, Laerdal, Mole Genetics and Nordiag, among others.
Products and Services
Kitron, a leading international electronic manufacturing services (EMS) supplier, has released a free white paper on the Medical Device Network website. Kitron has more than 50 years of experience in electronics manufacturing and has earned excellent references from global partners. KiRead more
Kitron recently participated in the exhibition 'Norwegian Healthcare & Life Science Innovation Expo', which was held in Shanghai from 8 to 19 September 2010. The exhibition was organised by Norwegian and Chinese authorities to develop the healthcare market in China. Eight Norwegian companiesRead more
Kitron ASA's subsidiary Kitron AS in Arendal (Norway) has received new orders within the medical equipment segment of about NOK67m (€7.1m). Deliveries will take place in the first half of 2011. Kitron is a leading international electronic manufacturing services (EMS) provider for tRead more
Kitron will participate with its own stand at the Norwegian Healthcare & Life Science Innovation Expo at the Nordic Lighthouse in Shanghai from 8 to 25 September 2010. In addition to a grand opening event with prominent VIP guests from China and Norway, Kitron will organise seminars on 'ElectRead more
New Orders Within the Medical Equipment Segment Signal Steady Development Towards Improved Market for Kitron
Kitron's subsidiary in Norway has received new orders from its largest customer within this segment of about $14 million. Deliveries of the new orders will take place during 2010. Kitron's subsidiary in Sweden has received new orders from Maquet Critical Care. Kitron manufactures part of MaquRead more
Following the board decision in November 2009 Kitron will establish a manufacturing unit in China, with a lease agreement with Nordic Industrial Park for a new electronic factory in Ningbo. The contract is for five years and covers more than 4,000m² of space. The factory is planned to be upRead more
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