Medical device maker Medtronic has awarded Weiss-Aug , East Hanover, NJ, as one of the top 12 suppliers from its 52,000 worldwide vendor base. For more than 25 years, Weiss-Aug has collaborated with R&D teams of Medtronic at both its Boulder, CO, and North Haven, CT, locations on the development and manufacture of surgical instrument components and subassemblies.

“Weiss-Aug is proud to be recognized by Medtronic with this “Supplier Excellence” award. We continue to focus on improving its R&D capabilities, work to implement new technologies that reduce our time to market and always strive to provide Medtronic with the best quality products. “– proudly confirmed Elisabeth Weissenrieder-Bennis, Executive Vice President Surgical Products & Weiss-Aug Mexico.

“For Weiss-Aug, this recognition means that we are fulfilling our promise of quality, precision and excellence in the best possible way," says Richard Fox, senior program manager for surgical products division. "We look forward to strengthening our partnership with Medtronic.”

The key factors that were considered by Medtronic while building the ranking for the award included: commitment to innovation, service, quality, and value. In past years, Weiss-Aug says it has successfully supported the development and launch of numerous sophisticated subassembly projects for Medtronic, totaling over 30 discrete components.

The strategic partnership with Medtronic started in 1990. In the past three years, Weiss-Aug has launched a plant in Monterrey, Mexico, to better support the strategic needs of Medtronic, and it has invested in new technologies for machining, metal stamping, secondary processing, and insert molding. The Surgical Division of Weiss-Aug, dedicated to the development of components for medical devices, recently expanded capabilities of prototyping by installing best-in-class cutting and welding technology. The company's Laser Lab Center has installed state-of-the-art technologies to optimize prototype fabrication and support low-volume production programs.