For the 10th consecutive year, Mini-Circuits has received a 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award from longtime customer Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) Integrated Defense Systems (IDS).
Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business instituted the annual Supplier Excellence Awards program to recognize suppliers who have provided outstanding service and partnership in exceeding customer requirements. Award candidates are judged on certain criteria, including overall quality and on-time delivery. Mini-Circuits was one of 86 companies recognized by Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business for 4-Star honors.
Raytheon had planned to celebrate the 2020 award winners at its annual Supplier Excellence Conference in Boston but cancelled the conference to protect the health and well-being of its employees, customers and business partners during the COVID-19 pandemic. In lieu of the event, Raytheon is shipping awards directly to recipients.
In 2019, Mini-Circuits supported Raytheon with 1,250 different models for production, development and prototyping. The total marked a 22% increase in product support from 2018.
“We are continuing to deepen our relationship with Raytheon by growing our volume while maintaining standards of quality, integrity, logistics and customer experience,” said Erick Olsen, Global Marketing Manager for Aerospace and Defense at Mini-Circuits. “Currently, Mini-Circuits supports 64 programs and 579 unique models across 14 Raytheon locations in the U.S. and U.K.”
Olsen reiterated Mini-Circuits’ end-of-life policy as a key value-add for global customers such as Raytheon.
“We will never voluntarily discontinue any product, even going as far as to redesign products in order to hold this promise,” Olsen said. “When Raytheon designs a Mini-Circuits product into their line, they know we will continue to build and deliver it on time and at the highest quality.”
Raytheon Company, with 2019 sales of $29 billion and 70,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 98 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I® products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.