Globally active contract manufacturer Flextronics, with 200,000 employees and its headquarters in Singapore, has a new weapon to add to its arsenal in the form of a license from RocTool, a small company in France with a big development in heating and cooling technology for injection molds. Flextronics has taken a production license agreement from RocTool to use that company's injection mold heating and cooling technology for the next five years. The license covers the manufacturing of various electronic parts such as electronic tablets, e-book readers, gaming and other electronic accessories.
Flextronics plans to integrate the RocTool technologies into a facility it runs in China, and from there work to further industrialize the process on a larger scale. RocTool's two flagship technologies, Cage System and 3iTech, are both included in this license. Flextronics already uses the RocTool technologies for some production parts at its facility in Zhuhai, China and the coming months will include expansion of those production lines and the industrialization of the process on a larger scale.