Solectron, a provider of electronics manufacturing and integrated supply chain services, won a multi-year contract from Sun Microsystems for its legacy StorageTek product line. As part of the agreement, Sun will transfer to Solectron the operations at its StorageTek manufacturing facility in Puerto Rico.
The contract further deepens Solectron’s existing relationship with Sun. “The Sun brand is tightly linked to the benefits our customers derive from our products,” said Eugene McCabe, executive vice president, worldwide operations, Sun Microsystems.
Solectron’s deal with Sun is a continuation of Solectron’s growth strategy that includes similarly structured agreements in recent years with other leading OEMs. These long-term manufacturing contracts have typically included Solectron’s acquisition of people and assets from the OEMs. “Sun Microsystems has been a Solectron customer for many years, and we’re thrilled to be able to deepen that relationship with this new business win,” said Doug Britt, executive vice president, sales and account management, Solectron.
“Sun is a technology innovator, industry pioneer, and one of the best known global IT brands. We look forward to partnering with Sun on its StorageTek products to achieve its business objectives through our manufacturing services.”