Learning and growing are constant processes, and this applies to our Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS). Liebherr-Elektronik GmbH has made the EMS service, that already exists for its sister companies, also available to our external customers. In an interview with our managing director, Jan Uhlig, we have found out, what lies exactly behind this and what advantages it brings with it. Look at his exciting insights behind the scenes of Liebherr EMS for yourselves.
Mr Uhlig, what makes, in your view, an efficient EMS service provider?
Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) encompass the entire contract manufacturing of electronic assemblies, devices and systems up to component assembly, soldering, final assembly, testing and inspection. Today, many customers no longer ask exclusively for contract manufacturing. The need for development and repair services, as well as the demand for logistics and obsolescence management are also part of this. So, a modern, efficient EMS service provider should be able to offer everything from a single source and deliver high product quality on short notice.
How long has Liebherr been offering EMS at its Lindau site?
We have been providing electronics manufacturing services for our sister companies within the Liebherr Group for some time now. Since 2019, we have also been increasingly approaching customers outside the Group. The customer can choose, whether they only wish individual EMS elements or would like to use our expertise as a system service provider. In this way, we can grow with new customers, further develop our competences and use both internal and external synergies.
In your opinion, what makes Liebherr-Elektronik GmbH particularly attractive in the EMS sector?
Liebherr-Elektronik GmbH is the competence centre for electronics within the Liebherr-Components Division. We have extensive expertise and experience in the design, development, production and series support of electronic products, for example for the medical and agricultural technology sectors. Our certification according to the quality standards of the aviation industry and our focus on quality enable us to manufacture products that meet the highest demands of the aviation industry. We are also listed with the Federal Motor Transport Authority. We fulfil all requirements as a manufacturer of approval-relevant electronic vehicle parts. Last but not least, we manufacture in accordance with IPC Class 3.
At our Lindau site, we work with modern and efficient production lines. It enables us to optimise costs, while maintaining a high degree of diversity and flexibility - from single items to five-digit annual quantities. We manufacture innovatively and supportively in accordance with the customer requirements.