We’re proud of where we’ve come from.
An OEM heritage of 75 years.
A strong history of proven expertise and experience providing manufacturing services.
One of the largest technology IPOs in Canadian history, and the largest in EMS history.
Multiple mergers and acquisitions.
A dynamic operating network across multiple geographies.
Emergence into un-tapped markets.
This unique history has helped us to become what we are today. It has ingrained in us, a focus on technology, a passion for continuous improvement and a culture based on Values and the empowerment of people.
We earn a spot on the 2011 InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators across North America for our custom Manufacturing Execution System.
Celestica's Suzhou, China facility receives AS9100C certification to manufacture for the aerospace industry in China. Our Suzhou facility joins our four other AS9100-certified centres of excellence in Toronto, Canada; Austin, Texas; Valencia, Spain; and Kulim, Malaysia.
We were recognized as the Canadian Manufacturer of the Year by Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME). The award recognizes companies for achieving a fully integrated national and international manufacturing network, as well as demonstrating continuous improvement, strong leadership, and a commitment to sustainability and serving its community.
We acquire the semiconductor equipment contract manufacturing operations of Brooks Automation, which are based in Portland, Oregon and Wuxi, China. The acquisition supports our strategy to grow and diversify our revenue base in the industrial, aerospace and defense, healthcare and green technology end markets.
Celestica acquires AlliedPanels, a leading medical engineering and manufacturing service provider, broadening our product lifecycle solutions for customers in the diagnostic and complex medical device market.
Celestica launches its first Corporate Social Responsibility package.
We acquire Invec Solutions, a leading provider of warranty management, repair, and parts management services to companies in the information technology and consumer electronics markets. The acquisition enhances Celestica's After-Market Services offering through its proprietary reverse logistic software, which allows customers to view their repair status and inventory information anywhere in the world using a web browser.
Our Song Shan Lake site is presented with the Dongguan (China) Environmental Protection Bureau's (EPB's) 'Dongguan Environment Friendly Company' award for our excellent management practices.
Celestica wins CIO 100 Award from CIO Magazine for its innovative use of information technology to drive flexibility, visibility and simplicity through the supply chain
Celestica collaborates with Microsoft on the development of BEE3 platform prototypes, to improve the ability of Microsoft and other companies to conduct computer architecture research
Celestica announces new Total Cost of Ownership (TCOO ™) supply awards program to recognize suppliers that best align with Celestica’s TCOO supply chain strategy, helping customers deliver high-quality products to market quickly and at the lowest total cost.
Craig Muhlhauser appointed to Celestica’s Board of Directors
Celestica completes Sarbanes Oxley certification
A testament to our successful penetration into industry markets, Frost & Sullivan, a global leader in growth consulting, presented Celestica with the 2006 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Service Leadership in the aerospace and defense category.
Anthony (Tony) Puppi announced his retirement from Celestica.
Celestica receives caring company award for third consecutive year.
Stephen Delaney resigns as Celestica’s Chief Executive Officer.
Craig Muhlhauser was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer.
We formed a joint venture with HCL, a leading global engineering, R&D, IT services, and business process outsourcing firm headquartered in India, to provide seamlessly integrated design, manufacturing and supply chain solutions.
We acquired Displaytronix, a leader in flat-panel display repair services, a strategic initiative to help grow our end-to-end, after-market services offering.
We also acquired Ramnish Electronics, an EMS provider located in Hyderabad, India.
An alliance was formed with ml&s to better serve our customers in Germany.
We acquired CoreSim, a leader in advanced design analysis and redesign services, strengthening the company's design services offering.
Frost & Sullivan, a global leader in growth consulting, named our company EMS Provider of the Year in honour of our successful market diversification strategy, year-over-year revenue growth, technology leadership and strategic global footprint.
We became the first-ever EMS provider to win the prestigious Shingo Prize for Lean Manufacturing
Celestica, along with a number of industry leading OEMs and EMS providers, developed and declared our support for The Electronics Industry Code of Conduct. The Code outlines standards to ensure that working conditions in the electronics industry supply chain are safe, that workers are treated with respect and dignity, and that manufacturing processes and environmentally responsible. The Code is now a cornerstone of our corporate social responsibility program.
Stephen Delaney was appointed Chief Executive Officer.
We became the first EMS provider to launch an end-to-end suite Green Services™ to help customers comply with the European Union's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) legislation. Today, we are considered to be the industry leader in this area.
On January 3, 2004, we proudly celebrated our tenth anniversary as a company.
Eugene Polistuk retired as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Stephen Delaney took on the role of Chief Executive Officer in the interim.
Robert Crandall, a director of Celestica's Board since 1998, became the company's Chairman of the Board of Directors.
In January of that year, we also completed the acquisition of Manufacturers’ Services Limited (MSL), a full-service global electronics manufacturing and supply chain services company, with revenues of over US$800 million. This acquisition enhanced our customer base in non-traditional markets, as well as our existing suite of services and solutions.
We opened a new manufacturing facility in Suzhou, further expanding Asian presence.
On June 30, 2003, we celebrated Celestica’s fifth anniversary as a public company.
We announced a five-year strategic manufacturing agreement with Lucent worth up to USD $10 billion. This was our largest supply deal to date. The deal rendered Celestica the leading EMS provider for Lucent's North American switching, access and wireless networking systems products.
We announced the acquisition of Singapore-based EMS provider Omni Industries Limited, with annual revenue of approximately US$1 billion, in a cash and stock deal. This marked the Company's largest acquisition in Asia to date.
Celestica appointed Eugene Polistuk to the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors and Marvin MaGee to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer.
We announced a five-year US$4 billion global strategic alliance with Avaya to acquire its manufacturing, repair and supply chain operations in Denver, Colorado, and Little Rock, Arkansas, and certain other operating assets.
We announced we had established a Global Design Operation by consolidating our design services group.
In January of that year, we also posted record fourth-quarter revenue of US$3.4 billion and 2000 year-end results of US$9.8 billion, beating analyst expectations and virtually achieving the company's US$10 billion target one full-year ahead of schedule.
We announced a strategic EMS alliance with Motorola, for the manufacture of wireless telecom products. The deal included a supply agreement with an estimated value of more than US$1 billion over a three-year period.
We announced the opening of an office in Japan.
We acquired all of the shares of Bull Electronics Inc. (BEI) in Lowell, Massachussets. The acquisition of the contract manufacturer, from Bull HN Information Systems Inc., marked our 20th acquisition in three years.
We were included in the new S&P/ TSE Mid Cap Index.
We introduced SupplyFlex, a program that provided OEMs with a ready, consistently available supply of industry-standard, commercial components from our preferred suppliers.
Celestica was added to the Toronto Stock Exchange's TSE 300 Composite Index and TSE 100 Index.
We completed the eighth acquisition of the year and the twelfth since our divestiture. The acquisition of International Manufacturing Services (IMS), broadened our reach to Asia, where today, we have our greatest presence.
We proudly completed the largest IPO in EMS history and the largest technology IPO in Canada, raising gross proceeds of US$414 million.
We acquired Design to Distribution, one of Europe's largest independent EMS providers. This was Celestica's first acquisition.
We were acquired by Onex Corporation (TSE:OCX) and Celestica management from IBM, the founders of our company.
Celestica was incorporated as a wholly-owned subsidiary of IBM