ECS has been a professional computer motherboard manufacturer since it was founded. Today, the tier-one design manufacturer has two factories in Shenzhen, China. The company and its factories are certified under ISO 9001: 2000 quality management system. The factories are also registered with ISO 14001:2004 for their environmental management system. With over 70 SMT lines and 6 system product production lines, ECS factories have a monthly capacity of 2.5 million motherboards and 200,000 notebook computers. Its advanced management systems ensure timely delivery. Quality assurance systems are in place for producing the highest quality products.
ECS's well-developed and well-implemented Oracle ERP system guarantees customers quality products and prompt services. Every little detail regarding ECS products can be obtained through its ERP system—anything from sales order information, component information, production history to delivery time. Customers, for example, can reconfirm the status of their order delivery within 12 hours. This up-to-the-minute management system helps to ensure timely delivery by keeping track of every stage of an order, from order placement, material sourcing, production to shipping.
All products go under thorough testing before being delivered to ECS customers. Before a product is mass-produced, it must first undergo three pre-production stages, which are lab pilot-run, engineering pilot-run and production pilot-run. Products also must pass the EMI and the Reliability tests. The EMI test ensures the electromagnetic interference level does not rise above the industry standards. The Reliability test includes vibration, drop and humidity testing. These tests help ECS products to receive international safety and regulatory approvals, such as TUV, UL, FCC and VCCI. Products then go through a series of compatibility tests to make sure they work with the most popular add-on cards and peripherals on the market. Every I/O port must be fully tested before a product can leave the factory.
Environmental Friendly Products
ECS is committed to designing environmental friendly products and implementing efficient and safe recycling programs. The manufacturer is working to comply with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive and the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive in Europe. In early 2005, ECS started implementing lead-free process in its production. Producing environmental friendly products is how the company plays its part as a good citizen for the global environment.