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Celestica Acquires Invec Solutions

Jan 07, 10 at 5:04 PM EST
TORONTO, Jan 07, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Acquisition Strengthens Celestica's After-Market Services Offering

Celestica Inc. (NYSE, TSX: CLS), a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions, today announced it has acquired 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 of Scotland-based Invec will enhance Celestica's after-market services offering through its proprietary reverse logistics software, which allows customers to view their repair status and inventory information from anywhere in the world using a web browser. This system can be tailored to meet unique customer requirements and Celestica will integrate Invec's reverse logistics software throughout all of its after-market services locations.

In addition, this acquisition will expand Celestica's current global after-market services network to include a UK-based depot and repair screening centre for the European market.

"Building on our current offering, the acquisition of Invec significantly expands our reverse logistics capabilities and will enable Celestica to deliver enhanced global capabilities to customers requiring after-sales support," said Jim Hunt, Vice President, After-Market Services, Celestica. "The Invec team shares our commitment to driving customer success and will make a strong contribution to our after-market services business."

"By combining our proprietary technology with Celestica's global after-market services capability, we can offer an expanded, global value proposition for our combined customer base," said John Scott, Managing Director, Invec. "This is a positive move for our company and we're very excited about joining the Celestica team."

Celestica's expertise in after-market services includes returns management, repair, supply chain management, refurbishment and recycling. Celestica also focuses on reducing returns and warranty costs by continuously improving next-generation products through unique processes, failure analysis and data analytics.

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    About Celestica

Celestica is dedicated to delivering end-to-end product lifecycle solutions to drive our customers' success. Through our simplified global operations network and information technology platform, we are solid partners who deliver informed, flexible solutions that enable our customers to succeed in the markets they serve. Committed to providing a truly differentiated customer experience, our agile and adaptive employees share a proud history of demonstrated expertise and creativity that provides our customers with the ability to overcome any challenge.

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