Flex Expands Medical Design Capabilities with Acquisition of Farm Design


SAN JOSE, California, December 8, 2015 / PRNewswire / – Flex (NASDAQ: FLEX) announced today that it has acquired Farm design, a full-service, ISO 13485 certified, FDA-compliant product development company with over 40 years of experience providing comprehensive development and design services for medical device and diagnostic companies.

The services provided by Farm Design take place early in the product design cycle through user research, human factors engineering, user interface design, industrial design, engineering mechanics and systems and usability testing. The addition of Farm Design’s world-class team and award-winning design capabilities to Flex’s established medical segment further expands Flex’s expertise in industrial design, usability engineering and development, creating one of Largest and Most Comprehensive Medical Design Service Organizations in the Industry.

In addition to expanding the portfolio of innovation services available to Flex’s medical device OEM customers, the acquisition of Farm Design enhances Flex’s ability to help customers meet the initial challenges to ensure that new medical devices optimally meet user needs.

“We are delighted to welcome the talented Farm Design team to Flex,” said Paul Humphries, President of the High Reliability Solutions Group at Flex. “Over the past 40 years, they have built an exceptional company with an award-winning design portfolio and a reputation for quality and integrity. This strategic addition is extremely well aligned with our medical group-wide sketch offerings, and will enhance the design services we provide to our valued medical customers. ”

“Flex’s global organization and first-class manufacturing facilities make it an ideal choice for Farm Design and our employees,” said Jack Harkins, president of Farm Design. “We are thrilled to join the Flex team and be part of their innovative medical group as we continue to provide our customers with cutting edge design services. ”

The transaction was finalized last week; additional terms of the deal were not disclosed.

About Flex

Flextronics International Ltd. (registration number 199002645H) is a leading Sketch-to-Scale â„¢ solutions company that designs and manufactures smart products for a connected world. With approximately 200,000 professionals in 30 countries and the promise to help the world live smarter â„¢, the company provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain analysis services. and logistics to companies of all sizes in various industries and end markets. For more information visit www.flextronics.com or follow us on Twitter @Flextronics

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