Nokia Networks Recognizes Sanmina For Outstanding Achievements In Quality

SAN JOSE, Calif. – December 4, 2014 –  Sanmina Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), a leading integrated manufacturing solutions company making some of the world’s most complex and innovative optical, electronic and mechanical products, today announced that Nokia Networks, the world’s specialist in mobile broadband, recently recognized Sanmina for outstanding quality with a 2014 Quality Award for Supplier Excellence.

With more than 6000 suppliers worldwide, managing quality is crucial to Nokia Networks’ success and growth. The Nokia Networks Quality Awards program was established to encourage and reward superior quality throughout their global supply chain. The assessment process for these awards included asking Nokia Networks’ executives to nominate companies with the strongest track record for quality, along with extensive interviews and inspections. Sanmina was one of three companies to be recognized.

“We have been working with Nokia Networks for 15 years and are honored to be recognized for our ongoing efforts to produce the highest quality products,” said Dave Dutkowsky, Executive Vice President of Communications Networks at Sanmina. “We are proud of our teams and the quality systems employed in all of our facilities including Kunshan, China where Sanmina produces high technology products for Nokia Networks. Sanmina has worked for many years to refine and improve our quality systems, including advanced methods in Lean, Six Sigma, product design and risk assessment in order to produce the highest quality products for our customers.”

“We are very pleased with Sanmina’s long term commitment to quality,” said Johannes Giloth, Senior Vice President of Operations at Nokia Networks. “Superior quality is a key differentiator for us in the telecommunications market. Sanmina’s expertise has enabled us to drive business results including improved costs of quality and increased yields, resulting in high customer satisfaction.”

For over 20 years, Sanmina has helped leading telecommunications companies design, launch and produce advanced network infrastructure equipment including access, backhaul, routing and transport products. Sanmina develops and provides high speed technology, including printed circuit boards, backplanes, RF and optical components that help these companies meet increasing demands for bandwidth and performance.

About Sanmina Corporation 
Sanmina Corporation is a leading integrated manufacturing solutions provider serving the fastest-growing segments of the global Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) market. Recognized as a technology leader, Sanmina provides end-to-end manufacturing solutions, delivering superior quality and support to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) primarily in the communications networks, defense and aerospace, industrial and semiconductor systems, medical, multimedia, computing and storage, automotive and clean technology sectors. Sanmina has facilities strategically located in key regions throughout the world. More information regarding the company is available at

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