Flextronics International Ltd. today said it would expand its European manufacturing facilities in Tab, Hungary, to support its growing customer base in Central and Eastern Europe.
By the end of the year, Flextronics expects to add 15,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space to its existing 63,000-sq.-ft. facility there, where the company manufactures plastic components, printed-circuit board assemblies (PCBAs), electronic modules, and complete products for consumer, telecommunications, and industrial applications in the European and international markets.
The company also plans to add 400 employees to its Tab operations by the end of the year, bringing the total up to 1,400.
The 15,000-sq.-ft. extension marks the second phase of a broader expansion plan the company has implemented for its Central European operations, which it purchased in 1997.
Earlier this year, Flextronics completed the first phase, which increased the total manufacturing space to 63,000 sq. ft. from 48,000 sq. ft., allowing the CEM to double its PCBA production capacity from 8,000 to 16,000 boards per day.