Westermo has a strong commitment to developing our own industrial data communications solutions and hence invest considerable resources in our research and development department. Last year over 14% of turnover was committed to R&D allowing us to forge strong relationships with leading chip manufacturers and to continue the development of our market leading switch operating systems WeOS.
With reliability so critical in our key markets huge strides have been taken in enhance product validation. 24 hour automated testing is carried out on WeOS as well as regression testing to ensure backwards compatibility to older Westermo platforms.
Data communication networks have become critical to our day to day lives. Just about every service and system that we rely on is supported by a network of some sort. As these systems have evolved and increased in size and complexity, outages are now often considered to be unavoidable. At Westermo we don’t believe that needs to be the case and we are committed to providing robust and reliable solutions that maximise network availability, even for those functioning in the most challenging and extreme environments.
Westermo’s software testing strategy is vital in ensuring that Westermo can deliver the best and most reliable software for our products. Our dedicated team is committed to deliver the world’s most robust networks and this ambition is attracting attention from industrial companies and organizations from around the world. Westermo in taking the lead in software quality assurance for industrial network solutions.
Westermo’s ambition is to maintain return ratios below 0.25% and to be able to deliver over 98% of orders on time. To ensure the highest quality, Westermo has its own state of the art industrial electronics manufacturing facility in Sweden working to the IPC-A-610 standard.
To maximise the reliability of our products testing is carried out at many stages of the manufacturing process. Solder Paste Inspection, Automated Optical Inspection and X-ray examination are all carried out during manufacture followed by PCB testing and finally burn in testing to guarantee that Westermo products are ready for a long operational life in some of the toughest environments on the planet.
Westermo operates a quality assurance system complying with ISO-9001:2008 verified by DNV.
Westermo products are designed for use in applications that require extreme reliability and long service life in the harshest environments. Products are designed with MTBFs exceeding 500,000 hours and are manufactured following the IPC-A-610 standard in our Swedish factory. To ensure the highest levels of quality we carry out an array of tests and checks at many stages of the manufacturing process.
The management system of Westermo conform to the Quality Managment Standard ISO 9001:2008. Download certificate here.
Westermo is a grade A supplier of industrial data communications to Alstom Grid. Prior to the issuance of the certification, Alstom has performed on site quality audit of the Westermo manufacturing facilities in Sweden. Download the certificate here.
Sales, Westermo US