Plexus, a provider of electronic engineering and manufacturing services, has expanded its design centre in Darmstadt, doubling its engineering capacity in Germany.

The facility will provide expertise in design and development engineering of complex products supporting customers in the Healthcare/Life Sciences, Industrial/Commercial and Aerospace/Defence sectors.

The move to the larger premises underscores the continued growth of Plexus in the EMEA and DACH regions and comes in response to growing demand for design and development engineering services in Europe. The number of Plexus employees in EMEA has risen by 66% over the last four years to approximately 2,240 employees, as Plexus has continued to invest in a broad range of capabilities.

“When Plexus opened its first facility in Germany in 2011, we deliberately chose Darmstadt in order to best support customers within our differentiated market sectors in developing highly complex products,” said Steve Frisch, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. “This expansion of our capacity and engineering team, in conjunction with our global footprint, positions Plexus to effectively deliver exceptional engineering and manufacturing services to our customers worldwide.”

The Darmstadt Design Center is one of eight global, state-of-the-art engineering centres operated by Plexus. The centre offers engineering expertise in the areas of software, digital and analogue hardware, mechanical, industrial design, quality, test development and project management.

In total, Plexus’ footprint spans 25 locations worldwide that work in the development and production of highly complex products that support demanding regulatory environments. In Europe, this includes design centres and manufacturing facilities in the UK and Romania, in addition to Germany.