Innovation

Designing intelligent products with sustainability in mind

 

In today’s connected world, innovation powers the Intelligence of Things®, an evolving ecosystem of smart, connected devices, machines and systems that interact to help make our lives more efficient, healthier, safer and more dynamic.

We provide technology-focused solutions that improve the manufacturing process and product quality while providing a sustainable, ergonomically safe environment for our associates. Our goal is to be the industry leader in manufacturing and process technology while offering support and services through best-in-class engineering solutions.

 

Key Achievements
2018 Report

Flex Digital Health introduced a medical-grade intelligent IoT platform that optimizes connected therapies and medical devices through integrated real-time data and actionable insights.

 

 

1,660+

We designed and built more than 1,660 residential solar systems and four MW of commercial projects in Australia.

 

 

 

As a Flex-founded Brazilian company, Sinctronics pioneers circular manufacturing processes that realize up to 82% energy savings over normal plastics production. These processes put 95% of recovered material back in the supply chain and replace 20% of virgin plastics with recycled materials.

 

 

80+

We brought to market more than 80 new medical and drug delivery products developed from Sketch-to-Scale® to help millions of patients around the world.

 

 

We operate 900 megawatts of solar manufacturing capacity worldwide.

 

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We obtained 264 patents.

 

 

 

We create innovative processes and advanced engineering solutions while reducing waste. We’re an industry leader in advanced electro-mechanical technology-based, value-added assembly services and process development. We’re focused on creating Industry 4.0 through Intelligence of Things®, automation and smart factory development. Engineers maximize efficiency to design, develop and deliver products with sustainability in mind.

We’re developing automated processes that reduce the number of repetitive and physical activities performed by employees. Not only does automation help prevent injuries, they also help reduce waste by making fewer errors during the assembly process.

Active Community Involvement

Flex Advanced Engineering continues to support corporate social responsibility through technology leadership in the Milpitas and San Jose, California community. Members provide high school students with mentorship and guidance on new wearable technology projects and future engineering careers. This mentoring and technology effort fosters new idea creation, design concepts, materials and manufacturing strategies, career opportunities and insight for our next-generation youth.

Energy Solutions
NEXTracker, a Flex Company, designs, manufactures, builds and services the world’s most advanced single-axis solar trackers for power plants of the future. Smart, connected tracking solutions enable power plants of all sizes to maximize energy output.

 

Lighting Solutions
Business Flex Lighting Solutions helps businesses and property owners provide superior quality and highly energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for smarter, more efficient commercial and industrial facilities.

Health Solutions
Our innovation ecosystem and human factor expertise helps customers define and develop cutting-edge products for safe and effective use by patients and healthcare providers. Our integrated technology platforms help medtech and pharmaceutical companies bring products to market faster and with the most advanced technologies available. 

Wearables
Flex Advanced Engineering’s ongoing research and development in wearable technology has resulted in antibacterial clothing improvements. This technology can be integrated into fabrics in hospitals, restaurants and homes and reduce the spread of diseases.

 

Digital Health 
Flex Digital Health introduced BrightInsight™, its medical-grade intelligent IoT platform that optimizes connected therapies and medical devices through real-time integrated data and actionable insights for pharmaceutical and medical technology companies. 
Going beyond simple Medical Device Data System (MDDS) solutions in the market today, BrightInsight™ was built from the ground up to support CE-marked and FDA-regulated Class I, II, and III medical device, combination product, and Software as a Medical Device requirements. BrightInsight™ is commercially available today.
BrightInsight™ is a trademark of Flex Ltd. and its affiliates


 

Sinctronics,
a Flex-founded Brazilian company, is pioneering circular manufacturing processes that are making the information technology industry greener and more sustainable. To achieve success in circular manufacturing, we needed to build out four separate functions: reverse logistics, recycling facilities, R&D through our Green IT Innovation Center, and reverse supply chains. Our belief is that the new circular economy will ultimately be more efficient than the old linear model, and this drives our investment in this innovation.

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Design and Manufacturing Innovation