Eden Prairie Team to Focus on Manufacturing Strategy and Quality
MINNETONKA, Minn., April 3, 2018 –
Digi International®, (NASDAQ: DGII, www.digi.com
), a leading global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services, today announced it will transfer the manufacturing functions of its Eden Prairie operations facility to existing contract manufacture suppliers. The move further leverages the manufacturing strength of its vendors and further focuses Digi on new product introduction.
The move to outsource falls in line with industry practices. The current facility will continue to house the operations team, which will support contract manufacturers as well as oversee the planning and procurement of finished goods and product fulfillment, logistics and quality.
“Digi manufacturers approximately 85 percent of its products through contract manufacturers,” said Ron Konezny, president and CEO of Digi International. “Moving the remaining portion to existing providers minimizes disruption. Unfortunately, there will be a number of Digi employees affected. We are working hard to ensure a smooth transition and we’re confident that this decision will benefit Digi’s customers and partners.”
As a result of the shift in manufacturing operations, approximately 60 positions in the Eden Prairie facility will be eliminated in a staged fashion over the next 120 days. Wherever possible, Digi will seek to find new positions within the company for the affected employees. Digi currently employs approximately 600 people globally.
About Digi International
Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) is a leading global provider of business and mission-critical Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M connectivity products and services. We help our customers create next-generation connected products and deploy and manage critical communications infrastructures in demanding environments with high levels of security, relentless reliability and bulletproof performance. Founded in 1985, we’ve helped our customers connect over 100 million things, and growing. For more information, visit Digi's website at www.digi.com
, or call 877-912-3444 (U.S.) or 952-912-3444 (International).
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