RFS manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China, celebrates significant growth manufacturing and R&D after 5 years’ operation
RFS’ Suzhou facility is a world-class manufacturing base, and a showcase for the company’s industry-leading solutions for wireless and broadcast infrastructure. Located at the Xushuguan Development Zone in Suzhou, the facility became fully operational in July 2017.
In the five years since, it has had a strong focus on building RFS’s Industry 4.0 initiatives, cross-linking lean manufacturing principles with digitalisation. This has included rolling out a manufacturing execution system for all assembly lines and a workplace assistance and visualisation system in cable manufacturing. Additionally, an automated test solution was developed supporting the execution and documentation of production tests for all products; this solution is at the center of the integrated quality control system in the plant.
Originally the facility was opened for the manufacturing of base station antennas but has grown to now produce RF jumpers, fibre-optics assemblies, broadband RF and radiating cable, as well as parts of microwave antennas. This expansion has seen the output of the facility increase by up to 4x for certain key products and the operation in Suzhou play a key role in meeting the worldwide demand for RFS solutions.
Monika Maurer, CEO at RFS commented, “I’m very pleased and proud to say that, in just five short years, the Suzhou factory has become our flagship manufacturing facility. Our expansion in Suzhou, and the high demand for products produced there, confirm we are meeting the needs of our customers across this market and worldwide. It has been a challenging few years for all businesses globally, however, to maintain growth and even remain fully operational during Covid are accomplishments to be very proud of. We look forward to seeing the facility and the team thrive over the next five years.”
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Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) is a global designer and manufacturer of cable, antenna and tower systems, plus active and passive RF conditioning modules, providing total-package solutions for wireless infrastructure.
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