Würth Elektronik eiSos is investing to expand its ISO/IEC 17025-certified Quality & Design Centre in Shenzhen, China. This facility, which was founded in the immediate vicinity of the company’s production sites in 2009, has now been extended by a further 670 m² of office and lab space. The leading manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components has undertaken this expansion to house the operations of the Global Supply Chain Management unit, the staff of which are responsible for the sourcing and acquisition of the raw materials for the Asian plants of Würth Elektronik eiSos.

The investment in the certified testing lab and the accompanying documentation centre has been undertaken to underscore the company’s high quality demands further still, ensuring the process reliability of the production methods to guarantee high-quality and robust products with a long service life. The Quality & Design Centre in Shenzhen plays an essential role in ensuring the quality of the products coming out of the Asian facilities. The accreditation of the testing methods for the Passive Components sector is said to be unique in China.

The expansion has also resulted in the creation of 40 new office jobs and the installation of conference and staff rooms at the high standard for which Würth Elektronik is renowned. The total number of employees at the Shenzhen facility is now 91. Additional space has also been created for the storage of qualification and reference samples.

The Quality & Design Centre in Shenzhen is just one of several facilities that Würth Elektronik eiSos has installed worldwide for performing reproducible and highly demanding tests on raw materials and products, all for the purpose of securing the quality of its 25,000 different products. Before a product can be launched, it is subjected to a great number of exhaustive test and measurement methods at the quality centers to attain component qualification. Depending on its complexity and the specified qualification standard, the qualification procedure for a component can last between two and five months.