beflex – excellence in rapid prototyping

beflex is the specialist in sophisticated prototype construction. This KATEK product brand is the first point of contact for time-critical development of complex electronic solutions in a highly dynamic market environment.

Through its consistent specialisation in prototyping and small series production, beflex enables market launch in the shortest possible time. Under the slogan ‘NPI – new product introduction’, the rapid prototyping service provider offers fast, cost-effective market launch of complex products – from development and prototyping through to series production. A consistent time-to-market approach is one of the brand’s USPs. This enables the specialist company to put electronic assemblies and devices into series production quickly and easily in short development cycles.

beflex has optimised its production processes for small and very small runs. The product spectrum ranges from simple flat modules to complete electromechanical systems. The focus is on effective, flexible, fast production to international standards. State-of-the-art production facilities and class 8 clean room conditions guarantee quality.

The most important factor in the successful market launch of electronic assemblies and devices is time to market. As a high-performance prototype service provider, beflex uses lean processes, short response times and high availability to significantly shorten the time to series production. The prototype specialist of the KATEK Group covers the entire value chain and supports customers from the first product idea to series production.

Efficient procurement of high-quality electronic components in small quantities represents a logistical challenge. beflex has built up a worldwide network of suppliers and manufacturers and is able to deliver small quantities in the required quality in the shortest possible time. ESD and MSD handling are just as important in quality specifications as complete traceability in the supply chain. beflex supports customers with skilled source advice and obsolescence management.

When producing prototypes, beflex uses series-like conditions so that the customer can react quickly to market changes and introduce new, modified products. To ensure the success of the subsequent industrialisation process, beflex also supports the customer in the new product introduction (NPI). Here, the focus is on factors such as availability, reliability and cost-effectiveness of assemblies, suitability for series production, quality and series costs. beflex brings with it the series expertise and broad market penetration of the whole KATEK Group, making it a true sparring partner.

By optimising the production process for small and very small quantities, beflex ensures fast, flexible processes under international quality standards. At its German sites, the prototyping service provider offers production environments to the highest global standards. Class 8 clean room conditions and state-of-the-art production facilities with constant humidity and temperature control enable safe, sustainable production processes. beflex can process the entire spectrum of component shapes and printed circuit boards.

beflex has an eye on the entire lifecycle of electronic assemblies. The company uses targeted measures to ensure that end-of-life assemblies can continue to be produced in the future in optimum quality. End-of-life management is based on stocking of hard-to-find components and small-run production. The company also adds sophisticated obsolescence management, functional tests and rework measures for an all-round service.

beflex always aims to provide proper support to its customers, even after products have been delivered. If products have to be repaired or an upgrade is due, the prototype service provider is there to help with after-sales service. The range of services also includes professional exchange of complex components, such as BGA, LGA and QFP.

Beflex is certified under recognised standards such as

  • ISO 9001:2015
  • ISO 13485:2016
  • IEC 80079-34 (ATEX)

and it documents its high-quality standards with detailed process and procedure descriptions. However, its consistent quality orientation extends far beyond certification – it is visible in the entire corporate culture. Clearly defined organisational structures and functioning processes are the foundation for perfect quality – during delivery and in later operations.

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