Custom Manufacturing & Engineering™
receives $5.5 million order for army tactical power supplies
St Petersburg , Florida , December 26, 2004.
Custom Manufacturing & Engineering™ (CME™) received a U.S. Army delivery order totaling more than $5.5 million for the first production order of a new generation of Tactical Power Supplies, the PP2953D/U and PP-6224C/U. This first lot of full rate production, will be for over 2500 new generation military power supplies. Earlier, CME was awarded 5-YEAR ID/IQ contract and over the life of this program for development, test, qualification, and support. The value could total more than $20 in orders. Productions begins in 2005 with TPS deliveries each month. With the new TPS, the Army can significantly improve tactical communication equipment in the field.
"This large production order is a clear result of CME's growth and reflects the company's recognition in the product areas of military power electronics, smart power management, and integrated power supplies. This new product has been long needed and is especially important to the Army so that they can improve their power supply capabilities." said Dr. Nancy Crews, CME President and Founder. "Recent military activities continue to drive the need for more reliable and efficient power supply products that can better support operations and soldier needs," she stated. The innovative design featured a rugged case and packaging, automatic 115/230 VAC switching, better thermal control, built in test, ease of use and it offered much higher reliability among other features that provide superior performance.
"Growth at CME is helping us to increase production rates and to produce hundreds or even thousands of these products in our facilities," said Emmett Rothe, TPS program manager at CME. "We will continue to grow our capability to respond to these innovative product development and production needs." CME's power strategy is to become the supplier of choice for integrated power supplies and smart power distribution, control, and networking products. The company operates an ISO9001:2000 registered development and manufacturing center in St. Petersburg, FL. CME develops its own Power Sensor products, while also serving as a supplier to other businesses for outsourced development and manufacturing opportunities.