Origins Story

 

Building a Foundation

Flextronics is founded in 1969 by Joe McKenzie with the dream of revolutionizing the manufacture of electronic products for OEMs worldwide.  Outsourced manufacturing is born.

Driving a Vertical Integration Strategy

Michael Marks named CEO. He drives a vision to make the company more efficient and cost-effective from production to warehousing to shipping.  The goal of bringing suppliers to where products would be manufactured was launched.

Growing Contract Manufacturing

Flextronics acquires Relevant Industries, Inc. and builds an operational infrastructure for high-volume manufacturing geographically. Operations moves to Asia to re-distribute labor increasing efficiencies and productivity.  

Creating a Unified Culture

Mike McNamara named CEO. He creates a unified culture that builds the next generation Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) capabilities, a large global presence and a market segmentation strategy that creates value for customers in every major industry.

Building Next Generation EMS

Solectron is acquired, accelerating its market diversification across numerous industries, widespread global penetration and increasing customer supply chain value.  Over the next several years, automotive acquisitions bolster market segment and company growth.

Announcing the Flex Platform

The Platform is built and publicly announced.  A corporate operating model comprised of real-time information, comprehensive capabilities and a global physical infrastructure to deliver speed, scope and scale for a rapidly changing market.

Transforming to a Sketch-to-Scale Solutions Provider

The company is the Sketch-to-Scale®solutions provider that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world. With approximately 200,000 professionals across 30 countries, we provide innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight and logistics services to companies of all sizes in various industries and end-markets.

Appointing World-class Expertise

Revathi Advaithi named CEO with a focus on driving manufacturing excellence and helping customers navigate successfully through regionalization, artificial intelligence, and the emergence of 5G and advanced manufacturing.