New Connor Facility in Kunshan Jiangsu China

new manufacturing facility, Kunshan Jiangsu China

BIGGER AND BETTER

Connor Manufacturing Services continues to grow in China! We are pleased to announce our 2nd China facility, located in Kunshan Jiangsu China. This site will be operational in mid-July 2016.

Established in 1913, Connor has been supplying precision metal components to a diversified markets ranging from Automotive, Tele and Data Communication, Consumer Electronics, IoTs, Medical and Industrial equipment. Connor initially set up its Suzhou China facility in 2002, located in the Export Processing Zone of Suzhou and has been exporting parts to North America, Europe and SE Asia since the beginning. What started as a tool fabrication center with less than 1,800 sqm supplying stamping and tooling to its North America and SE Asia facilities, now has grown into a 13,500 sqm facility.

With our addition of the Kunshan factory, we are expanding our reach in selling to China domestic markets, making it easier for our customers in their sourcing strategy. Our global product platform now has given our customers the opportunity to look for partners that have a global reach as well as domestically.

In addition to ease of doing business with Connor, the installation of bigger press capability has added additional “brawn” to brain. One of the key definitions of a contract stamper is their technical capabilities in producing thin gauge precision parts. Connor has long been recognized by our customers in producing precision thin gauge and miniaturize metal components. As the market trends into two extremes: miniaturization of components and larger product form factor, Connor has invested in bigger tonnage stamping capabilities. With the addition of a 500-ton big press in our Kunshan facility, our muscle strength has increased once again in producing thicker and bigger components.

Our new Kunshan facility is also setup as our Regional Technical Competence Center, where we will consolidate our regional tooling fabrication capabilities and engineering resources. This consolidation will help us to better optimize our engineering overheads to enable a more responsive manufacturing solutions and engineering assistance to our customers, thus helping our customers in faster product / design turnaround time and a more cost competitive pricing.

Connor’s path to growth is to continuously invest in our capabilities and employees, as well as customers. As Connor gets Better in the things we do, we are also getting Bigger.

 

iatf 16949 certified

We are IATF 16949 Certified!

Connor Manufacturing Services Inc. is pleased to announce their recently opened factory in Kunshan New District and factory in Suzhou have earned IATF 16949 certification. Both facilities are one of first few companies in China to be certified to the latest IATF 16949 Quality Management Standard for Automotive Industry.

As highlighted by the IATF, the goal of this new international standard is the development of a quality management system that:

  • Provides for continual improvement
  • Emphasizes defect prevention
  • Includes specific requirements and tools for the automotive industry
  • Promotes the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain

Connor Manufacturing Services currently supplies the Automotive Industry with precision stamped metal parts used in power module solution, bus bar for electric vehicles, safety components, drive train and thermal controls, roof and door systems and antenna and “infotainment”.

Connor Manufacturing Services recognizes the growing challenges of the global automotive industry from rapid growth of the supply base in the emerging markets to the need for improved performance, reliability and cost-effectiveness. With the certification of IATF 16949, customers have additional assurance that Connor Manufacturing Services conforms to the latest international standard and can be a trusting partner in providing the global automotive market with products of the highest quality and cost competitiveness.