Laird Technologies Wins 2010 Great Wall Award for Lean Manufacturing Excellence in China

Beijing, China Facility Recognized for Best Implementation of Lean Manufacturing in All of China


St. Louis, Missouri, USA – December 22, 2010 – Laird Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the design and supply of customized performance-critical components and systems for advanced electronics and wireless products, today announced that its Beijing, China facility has won the 2010 Great Wall Award for Lean Manufacturing Excellence in China. The company received the honor for having the best implementation of lean manufacturing throughout China. The award was presented at the Great Wall Award 2010 Awarding Ceremony & Annual Forum in Shanghai, China, December 14-17, 2010.

The Laird Technologies Beijing, China facility was recognized for this achievement by following the philosophy of lean, and striving towards world class standards for several years. Through committed leadership, and especially management team members who have been attending the lean management training, the site has been able to implement lean manufacturing with dedication and devotion. Through clear goals and targets, plus a corresponding measurement system, a complete training program has been established that disseminates the lean philosophy to each single employee. Standardized production and warehouse management, along with strict quality control and innovative management techniques, have resulted in the entire plant abiding by a reasonable and effective material supply chain.

“Winning the 2010 Great Wall Award for Lean Manufacturing Excellence in China is a great honor for Laird Technologies, and some serious recognition for the lean improvement activities at the Beijing facility,” said Charlie Peppiatt, Laird Technologies VP of Operations & GM of Beijing, Mobile Antenna Systems. “This makes the Beijing facility the overall winner with the highest award and accreditation.”

The Great Wall Award 2010 Awarding Ceremony & Annual Forum is the largest gathering of lean manufacturing management professionals in China, and provides some of the best content and opportunities for sharing and networking with many of the top lean implementation enterprises in the country. It is a unique award program for those who manage and operate plants, and to those dedicated in achieving manufacturing excellence.

Laird Technologies is a leading global supplier of custom-designed and manufactured antennas for mobile devices. Investing heavily in R&D and conducting multiple handset and mobile antenna research projects, the company offers all types of antenna solutions, including customized product development suitable for large-scale production delivered through a comprehensive logistics system.

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About Laird Technologies, Inc.

Laird Technologies designs and manufactures customized, performance-critical products for wireless and other advanced electronics applications. The company is a global market leader in the design and supply of electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding, thermal management products, specialty metal products, signal integrity components, and wireless antenna solutions, as well as radio frequency (RF) modules and systems.

Custom products are supplied to all sectors of the electronics industry including the handset, telecommunications, data transfer and information technology, automotive, aerospace, defense, consumer, medical, and industrial markets.

Laird Technologies, a unit of Laird PLC, employs over 10,000 employees in more than 39 facilities located in 13 countries.


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