How is Etratech better-suited to serve the medical industry from an engineering standpoint?
Etratech is one of the few electronics companies in Canada to have an ISO 13485 certification for designing and manufacturing medical devices, in addition to a TS 16949 certification for automotive. The TS certification is among the most stringent; automotive components are built with the understanding that people’s lives are at stake every time they back out of the driveway. There’s a definite sense of urgency when designing automotive parts that reflects the fact that these technologies are potentially life-impacting – and that we respect and honor that significance. It’s focus that’s as important in automotive as it is in medical.
The TS automotive quality system is concerned with safety in a way that is comparable to the medical market and other industries that deal with health and safety. Etratech has already designed and built life-enhancing systems for thermostats, vehicles and for the health and wellness industries. We designed a unique, proven-effective safety system for a leading elevator manufacturer, as well as gas safety devices for recreational vehicles. While all of these systems were designed for function, they were all built for conditions in which safety was a top priority.
Etratech’s team of engineers has a background that spans multiple industries, and everyone in the group has experience working on a safety system. We all understand the importance of design that puts safety and reliability at the forefront, without compromising function and usability. And of course, every device our team designs and builds is created with uncompromising quality, because that’s our priority as a company. Both our North America and China facilities are held to the same exacting standards. We manage the full supply chain, so we know where every single component is coming from, and we test rigorously to ensure zero defects. This also ensures the smoothest transition from design to manufacture.
When you combine our ISO 13485 (medical) certification with our TS 16949 (automotive) certification, our vast experience across demanding verticals, and our culture of continuous improvement, the result is a manufacturing facilities with unparalleled design capabilities, and that are modern and innovative — as well as spotless, safe and efficient.