© Rohde & Schwarz Electronics Production | January 14, 2020
Rohde & Schwarz inks agreement to use Benchmark's muscles
The German electronics group has signed a strategic agreement with US EMS provider, Benchmark Electronics, to enhance its manufacturing capacities.
Rohde & Schwarz has been experiencing quite a healthy growth during recent years. And as the German plants in Teisnach, Memmingen and the plant in the Czech town of Vimperk are working at full capacity, the technology group has been looking for an external solution, a press release reads. The partnership with Benchmark will provide the German company with some much needed additional production capacity. “As an existing Benchmark engineering services customer, we were very familiar with Benchmark’s capabilities, global footprint and technical expertise. That is why we chose Benchmark, which can manufacture and deliver our complex products quickly and with the customary high quality according to our own and our customers' requirements,” says Dr. Marc Sesterhenn, Executive Vice President Operations at Rohde & Schwarz, in the release. In future, it will remain important to supply customers quickly and reliably. Since its founding, Rohde & Schwarz has benefited from the close proximity of development and production. Benchmark’s locations across the Americas, Europe and Asia will provide German group with localised and global supply chain sources coupled with optimised costs and manufacturing for their solutions. “We are thrilled that Rohde & Schwarz has selected Benchmark as a global manufacturing partner and share its commitment to non-stop innovation,” adds Michael Buseman, Executive Vice President of Global Operations at Benchmark. “Benchmark’s ability to solve complex technical challenges coupled with our extensive supply chain capabilities are a perfect match for Rohde & Schwarz’s requirements. We are dedicated to helping accelerate the company’s global growth and increase its manufacturing efficiencies while delivering high quality and consistent performance.”