Xymox joins the RAFI Group family

Xymox Technologies, a leading U.S. manufacturer of capacitive touch sensors and membrane switches for more than 40 years, has been acquired by RAFI Group. RAFI is a global supplier of electromechanical components, electronic assemblies and systems for human-machine communication. Collectively, RAFI employs more than 2,300 workers in nine facilities spread across six countries and three continents.

Operating under the RAFI Group umbrella, Xymox increases its design, engineering and production capabilities across multiple product lines while serving a multitude of industries both domestically and abroad. With the addition of Xymox, RAFI is even better positioned to meet the needs of the North American market as the world‘s foremost supplier of human-machine interface (HMI) solutions.

A Powerful Merger

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Five benefits to one supply partner

Streamlined Communication and Coordination

Dealing with multiple suppliers can often lead to communication gaps, coordination issues, and delays. By consolidating the HMI system supply chain to a single supplier, the OEM can streamline communication channels, reduce complexity, and improve overall project coordination. This results in smoother interactions, faster response times, and increased efficiency.

Simplified Procurement Process

Engaging with multiple suppliers entails managing various contracts, negotiations, and purchasing processes. Switching to a single supplier for the entire HMI system simplifies the procurement process significantly. The OEM can consolidate purchasing activities, reduce administrative overhead, and potentially negotiate more favorable terms, including volume discounts, which can lead to cost savings

Enhanced Quality Control

When relying on multiple suppliers, ensuring consistent quality across all components and materials becomes a challenge. By entrusting the HMI system to a single supplier, the OEM can maintain tighter quality control. The supplier will have a holistic view of the entire system and can implement robust quality assurance processes, resulting in higher-quality components and reduced risks of compatibility or integration issues.

Integrated Design and Functionality

A single supplier that can handle the entire HMI system brings the advantage of integrated design and functionality. Instead of piecing together various components from different suppliers, an OEM can work with a supplier who understands the complete system requirements and can optimize the design and functionality accordingly. This leads to improved compatibility, seamless integration, and an overall better user experience for the end customers.

Long-term Partnership and Support

Collaborating with a single supplier for the HMI system fosters the development of a long-term partnership. The supplier will have a deep understanding of the OEM’s requirements, preferences, and goals. This enables them to provide tailored support, ongoing maintenance, and future upgrades or customization options. By establishing a strong relationship, the OEM can benefit from dedicated technical assistance and continuous improvement initiatives.

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We are excited about what the future holds for Xymox and our customers. If you have any questions, or simply want to learn more about everything the new Xymox has to offer, please let us know.

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