Adding more capabilities to its manufacturing services roster, Sanmina Corp. said today it has purchased a 24-acre site in Toronto, Canada, to begin construction of a 275,000-sq.-ft. enclosure plant.
Sanmina will launch the first phase of a construction project that will house the company's current enclosure operations and provide more manufacturing capacity for the top-tier CEM. The new $15 million facility, which will be located less than one mile from present operations, is expected to open in December and employ 600 workers.
Sanmina joins several CEMs which have targeted enclosures as a means to beef up supply-chain services to OEMs. Earlier today, Applied Power Inc., a Wisconsin power supply and enclosure maker, revealed plans to purchase five shelter enclosure facilities from European telecom giant LM Ericsson (see story).
Sanmina's new location will feature state-of the art enclosure design, integration, and test capabilities. The facility will serve as the headquarters for Sanmina's Enclosure Systems Division, which also includes operations in Clinton, N.C., and San Jose.
"The area provides the infrastructure, including excellent workforce and educational facilities, necessary to support one of the most advanced enclosure design and manufacturing operations in the world," said Michael J. Clarke, senior vice president and general manager of Sanmina's Enclosure Systems Division.