What it means to be “full-service” to a specific market.
We have all seen it before…manufacturers with a good array of machine tools, some inspection equipment, a table area dedicated to assembly and a shipping department with various sized boxes and labels ready to ship parts.
The problem begins and ends when such a facility performs for various market segments, all with specific needs and requirements. They may even be ISO registered, but somewhere in the mix of production schedules, a part appears for an airplane, another for an automotive engine and yet another being prepared for food processing equipment…and by the way, they also can manufacturer for the medical device market. Maybe.
In certain actuality, there are a myriad of reasons a true medical device manufacturer stands apart from the multi-market machine shop. This is especially true when that company was created for the medical device OEM, from its inception, true to the core and dedicated to the stringent needs of that particular segment only.
When C-Axis was being formulated years ago, the creators made certain that specific requirements of medtech businesses were met. Every work station and facility process-flow was determined to create greatness and success for the medtech OEM’s they were serving. Greatness, as derived from dedication to “full-service” and a true desire for actual vertical market integration from a complete manufacturing standpoint. What the medical device market requires, C-Axis would deliver, period.
Now, years into the making, C-Axis continues on that same pathway. Consistently asking the medical device OEM’s they serve how they can best assist them, what their actual needs are now and into the future, and consistently making adjustments, amendments, adding new streamlined processes to make every request a successful reality.
Attempting to plan for the future of the medtech industry is also a primary objective at C-Axis. That’s why, both the Minnesota and Puerto Rico facilities have grown substantially–consistently integrating new technology while relinquishing the old.
Being an ISO 13485 manufacturing facility is an obvious necessity, as well. However, it is the specific manner of performance and robust capability-set of both facilities that truly make a difference for the one and only market they serve.