Electronics Production | April 06, 2010
Jabil secures defense manufacturing order
iRobot has entered into a manufacturing services agreement with Florida-based EMS-provider Jabil Circuit.
“This agreement augments the existing relationship we established with Jabil in 2006 to provide components for our government robots. We are excited to be working with them to bring our home robots to market as well”, said Colin Angle, chairman and CEO of iRobot. Under the terms of the agreement, Jabil will provide various services to iRobot, consisting of manufacturing, testing and supplying iRobot’s consumer products, including the iRobot Roomba floor vacuuming robot. “Our global manufacturing capabilities will afford reliable and cost-effective solutions for iRobot’s consumer products,” said Alessandro Parimbelli, Jabil’s vice president, global business units. “We look forward to expanding this relationship with iRobot.”