Benchmark Electronics' Angleton, Texas Facility Earns AS9100

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Benchmark Electronics, Inc., a leading integrated contract manufacturing provider, today announced that its Angleton, Texas manufacturing facility recently achieved the aerospace AS9100C quality certification.

AS9100C is the 2009 revision of the aerospace standard (AS) containing requirements for establishing and maintaining a quality management system (QMS). AS9001C includes the requirements of ISO 9001:2008, plus additional requirements for the aviation, space and defense industries.

The Angleton facility now holds four key certifications: (aerospace AS9100C, ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, and ANSI/ESD S20.20), which are audited annually by industry standard registrars for sustained compliance.

Gayla J. Delly, President and CEO of Benchmark, stated, "Obtaining this certification in our Texas facility reflects our continued dedication to the highest standards of quality to serve our aerospace, defense and space customers and expands the global number of Benchmark sites with AS9100C certifications to thirteen. Growth in these high reliability markets is a strategic focus for Benchmark, and we are committed to expanding our competencies and certifications to the meet the local, regional and global needs of our customers."

About Benchmark Electronics, Inc.

Benchmark Electronics, Inc. provides integrated manufacturing, design and engineering services to original equipment manufacturers of industrial control equipment (which includes equipment for the aerospace and defense industry), telecommunication equipment, computers and related products for business enterprises, medical devices, testing and instrumentation products. Benchmark's global operations include facilities in seven countries, and its common shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BHE.



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