IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to Sartorius Lab Instruments GmbH & Co. KG. Sartorius is a leading international provider to the biopharmaceutical research and medical industry. Sartorius Electronics, a manufacturing arm of Sartorius Lab Instruments GmbH & KG (SLI), provides high-quality electronic subassemblies that are produced for end products used worldwide throughout the Sartorius Group. Since the 1990s, Sartorius Electronics has provided electronic manufacturing services (EMS) and has been supplying electronic subassemblies meeting the highest quality requirements. Sartorius Electronics is the first German company to successfully complete an intensive audit, based on two of IPC's foremost standards: IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies and IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies.
For many years, Sartorius Electronics utilized both IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 standards in their organization, meeting the quality requirements of customers throughout the entire development supply chain. Recently, Sartorius’s management challenged the organization to achieve a higher quality on products they produce for their customers, investing in a project to improve quality in design, purchasing, and electronic operations. Upon completion of the project, Sartorius Electronics contacted IPC Validation Services to become a certified company for the IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML).
Sartorius Electronics met or exceeded the requirements for the electronics industry's most rigorous classification, Class 2, which is intended for dedicated service electronics products. Sartorius Electronics is now one of the trusted sources of electronics suppliers and can be found on IPC's QML/QPL database at www.ipcvalidation.org.
Thomas Eckart, manager electronic production, said, “Collaboration between Sartorius Electronics and IPC has laid the essential foundations for the organization’s high and efficient performance, delivering the higher quality products our customers expect. A company certified for compliance with IPC standards attests to the fact that our products offer optimal reliability.”
IPC's Validation Services QPL/QML Program was developed to promote supply chain verification. It also provides auditing and certification of electronics companies' products and identifies processes which conform to IPC standards.
“Different from other audit programs, IPC's Validation Services Programs uniquely provide technical and in-depth assessments of products and processes in accordance with IPC standards,” said Randy Cherry, IPC director of Validation Services. “We are pleased to especially recognize the QML for Sartorius Lab Instruments GmbH & Co. KG for becoming a member of IPC's network of trusted QML suppliers.”
IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 5,700 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Washington, D.C.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore and New Delhi, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Beijing, China.