FAQ

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We want to deal with a company that has a proven track record.  How long has ED Products been in business?
A: ED Products was incorporated in 1947 under the name Carriere Technical Industries and played a significant role in supporting the military and aerospace industries.  Due to our global expansion, the name was officially changed to ED Products in 2000.
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I’m trying to narrow my search for a cable manufacturer and want to know what distinguishes ED Products from the competition?
A: Our difference is demonstrated by our engineering expertise, speed and flexibility, quality systems and a very experienced international management team.
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We are an ISO 9001 registered company and need to ensure our suppliers meet similar requirements.  What quality certifications do ED Products manufacturing facilities have?
A: All of our manufacturing facilities are ISO9001:2008 certified.  Our Mexican facility is also certified to TS16949:2008 standards.
Q:
Is there a particular industry that ED Products serves?
A: ED Products serves a diverse group of customers across a wide variety of industrial and commercial industries that includes automotive, appliance, telecom, medical, military, recreational vehicle, off-road heavy equipment, rail and banking services (ATM’s & Kiosks).
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We are looking for a supplier that has a high level of knowledge and expertise in designing, testing and manufacturing our products.  What are ED Products’ core competencies and areas of expertise?
A: ED Products’ core competencies include the following:
  • Engineering expertise
  • Design Support and Prototyping
  • Wire harnesses & cable assemblies
  • Electromechanical/panel assemblies
  • Communication and data cable assemblies
  • Industrial and heavy equipment cable assemblies
  • Fiber Optic cable assemblies
  • Global component sourcing
  • Robust quality systems and demonstrated product quality

In addition, our management team is very experienced in the cost effective procurement of components and management of manufacturing capabilities on a global scale.
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We are a global company and are looking to partner with a supplier that can manufacture our products in some key locations.  Where are ED Products’ manufacturing facilities located?
A: ED Products has manufacturing facilities in Canada, Mexico and China.  We have support offices in the USA and strategic partnerships with facilities in Hungary, Poland and Brazil.
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Can ED Products assist us with design and component selection?
A: Yes. Our qualified engineers can help to identify design and recommend practical, cost effective solutions. They can also assist in the sourcing and selection of components required meeting cost efficiency and quality standards.
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When our products go to market, we need to be absolutely sure they are reliable.  What kind of product testing does ED Products do?
A: ED Products' quality testing is based on defined and well managed processes, standards and protocols, all overseen by a competent and skilled work force. Our Quality Testing includes the following:

  • Focus on defect prevention versus defect detection
  • All production staff IPC620 Certified
  • All harnesses 100% electrically tested
  • Intermittency & Hi-Pot Testing
  • Simultaneous Assembly and Testing
  • Process development, System Integration and Testing
  • PPAP’s & FAI’s
Q:
We are looking for a supplier that can take care of manufacturing as well as stocking and replenishing our products.  Does ED Products provide more than manufacturing capabilities?
A: ED Products can provide customers with stocking, just-in-time and engineering services designed to meet the needs of today’s reduced time-to-market demands. We pride ourselves on being able to provide quick turnarounds and throughput flexibility. Some of our services include:

  • Inventory Management (Kan-Ban, automated pull systems, supply chain management, etc.)
  • Engineering (prototype development, reverse engineering, component sourcing, etc.)
  • Bar-Coding
  • Labeling
  • Turnkey manufacturing
  • Shelter Services
Q:
We are looking to outsource the manufacture of our product and ideally are looking for a facility in Mexico. Can ED Products provide manufacturing facilities and supporting labour and professional services?
A: ED Products does offer sheltered services, which allows our customers to manufacture their products in Mexico without incurring start-up costs and delays. Our Mexican facility is a modern facility that is ideally suited to providing sheltered manufacturing services.  Supporting professional services are provided from our office in the U.S.  For more information on our sheltered services and how we can help you, please contact us.