Tektronix and Sypris Test & Measurement Partner to Provide Multi-Vendor Calibration Service
Onsite Service Provided Across North America
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BEAVERTON, Ore.

Tektronix, Inc. , a leading, worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, announced the company has formed a partnership with Sypris Test & Measurement, Inc., a subsidiary of Sypris Solutions, Inc., to provide onsite calibration services for products from multiple vendors. The combined offerings of the two firms provide onsite calibration support for more than 90% of the equipment that customers typically use for test & measurement functions. This is the broadest calibration offering available from any service provider.

Many engineering departments use a variety of test & measurement equipment from multiple vendors. This is especially true for those firms that have locations in multiple geographies. These instruments require periodic calibration to ensure precision and to meet certification standards such as ISO9000 and ISO17025. These firms would prefer to find a single source to provide calibration services as opposed to working with each individual manufacturer. Not only does a single source provide convenience and simplify operations, but it also improves overall productivity and is cost-effective.

"Our customers have been telling us that they would like us to offer a single-source, onsite calibration service that would cover all of their facilities anywhere in the country," said Steve Aleshire, vice president, Tektronix. "Our partnership with Sypris combines the technical skills and geographic reach of both companies to meet virtually all of the calibration needs that customers demand."

Tektronix and Sypris service account managers will collaborate to provide customized calibration service proposals for Tektronix and non-Tektronix equipment based upon the unique needs of each customer. The combined offering can address the calibration of nearly 80,000 model numbers across many different manufacturers. Customers will have a single point of contact who will manage all of the calibration services delivered regardless of location, providing single source customized service.

Several customers have been using the calibration services offered through the partnership in a pilot program involving hundreds of test & measurement instruments from multiple vendors including Tektronix and in multiple locations. Historically, the calibration of these instruments has been performed by a number of different service providers often yielding less than satisfactory results in terms of convenience, quality, and consistency. The combined offering from Tektronix and Sypris has made a substantial improvement in all of these dimensions, greatly improving the calibration service experience and return on investment.

"Our partnership with Tektronix extends the calibration service offerings we can provide to customers," said Kathy Smith Boyd, President, Sypris Test & Measurement and Vice President, Sypris Solutions. "Customers will benefit from our combined metrology expertise, breadth of capabilities and product coverage, performance, and geographic reach."

About Sypris Test & Measurement

Sypris Test & Measurement is a value-added supplier of test and calibration services. The Company provides semiconductor and passive component test, product test & evaluation and repair, calibration and management of general test equipment, both electrical and mechanical, through fixed locations, on-site locations, and mobile calibration facilities nationwide. Sypris Test & Measurement is ISO-9001:2000 registered, DSCC-approved and an A2LA (ISO/IEC-17025) and ISTA accredited company. For more information, please visit http://www.sypris.com/.

About Tektronix

Tektronix is a leading supplier of test, measurement, and monitoring products, solutions and services for the communications, computer, and semiconductor industries -- as well as military/aerospace, consumer electronics, education and a broad range of other industries worldwide. With 60 years of experience, Tektronix enables its customers to design, build, deploy, and manage next-generation global communications networks, advanced and pervasive technologies. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix has operations in 19 countries worldwide. Tektronix' Web address is http://www.tektronix.com/.

Tektronix is a registered trademark of Tektronix, Inc. All other trade names referenced are the service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

First Call Analyst:
FCMN Contact: beth.woodward@tektronix.com

SOURCE: Tektronix

CONTACT: Gary Grossman of Tektronix, +1-503-627-1097,
gary.grossman@tektronix.com


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