Technobox, Inc. is committed to customer focus and continual improvement, as well as key directives and/or regulatory requirements that have been put in force by assorted government and non-government organizations to identify and control various elements and compounds of concern at all stages of a product's life cycle - from sourcing raw materials to disposing of finished products.
Technobox, Inc. management and its employees are committed to being a reliable supplier of electronic assemblies achieving success through a shared commitment to meet or exceed customer expectations and make continuous improvement. To achieve these fundamental goals, it is essential that we focus on quality in all aspects of the business.
The scope of activities as stated on the ISO 9001:2015 certificate is:
Design and Manufacture of Commercial Grade Electronic Assemblies
The various activities undertaken at Technobox, Inc. are prescribed and controlled processes, with supporting documents and records kept under the company President’s review. This quality policy and scope pertains to the following location only:
154 Cooper Road, Suite 901
West Berlin, NJ 08091-9112
RoHS & WEEE
Technobox, Inc. is committed to meeting RoHS requirements. The company sources RoHS-compliant components from our suppliers. The transition to RoHS began several years ago, starting with the substitution of lead-free components for existing products. As used herein, lead-free implies compliance with RoHS requirements. In support of the RoHS and WEEE directives, Technobox, Inc:
Will produce lead-free versions of existing products, provided all parts used in existing products are obtainable with reasonable lead times, pricing, packaging and minimum quantity requirements from component suppliers.
Will consider redesigning products to adhere to the directives if an existing product cannot be directly converted to lead-free manufacturing. Customers may need to make changes to their implementation (software, etc.) in order to use such redesigned products.
Will assign new orderable part numbers for lead-free products. (Part numbers for existing products that contain lead will remain unchanged.)
May charge a premium for lead-free products as required to offset additional recurring and non-recurring costs incurred to support the directives.
Will eventually require a signed waiver with each order for products containing lead. Customers assume all responsibility for the use and disposition of products.
Will design and produce new products for compliance with the RoHS Directive and likely will not be available in versions that contain lead.
Will implement inspection techniques to verify vendor claims that components supplied to Technobox, Inc. are lead-free (e.g., vendor's product labeling and certificates).
Technobox, Inc. produces both leaded and lead-free assemblies and has established processes that assure goods are manufactured and handled accordingly, including appropriate processing, handling and labeling. Separate rework stations are maintained for both lead-containing and lead-free products.
COMMISSION DELEGATED DIRECTIVE (EU) 2015/863 of 31 March 2015 amending Annex II to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the list of restricted substances.
To the best of our knowledge, articles produced by Technobox, Inc. do not contain any of the REACH Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC), as specified in the table below, according to the candidate list published by ECHA (European Chemical Agency). Furthermore, the articles are not intended to release any substances under normal and reasonably foreseeable conditions of use. We are working with component manufacturers and others to provide a more complete response to REACH inquiries regarding Technobox, Inc. products. This qualified response is being submitted to satisfy your immediate request for a REACH compliance statement. Technobox, Inc. is not required to register with ECHA.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued the final rule implementing Section 1502 in August 2012. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act includes Section 1502 Conflict Minerals. This section modifies the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Publicly traded companies are now required to include disclosures relating to conflict minerals in annual filings. The initial reporting period started in January 2013.
Technobox, Inc. recognizes the importance of supporting responsible supply chain management. We are aware of the efforts of organizations like the Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) and Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC). Technobox, Inc. can provide, upon request, a Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT). For purchased components, we rely on statements of the original component manufacturers and bare board manufacturers, as do the distributors and representatives from whom we buy. We review statements and/or templates provided by vendors. We make no attempt to verify identified sources or otherwise investigate entities and/or persons cited. Technobox, Inc. does not buy raw materials.
Counterfeit Electronic Part Detection and Avoidance
Under the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, Section 818, the United States Department of Defense (DOD) released a regulation dictating requirements for counterfeit electronic part detection and avoidance systems and DOD Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). On Aug. 2, 2016 the DOD issued a final rule under DFARS Case 2014-D005 making further changes to the DFARS to address the detection and prevention of counterfeit parts, and establish rules for sourcing electronic parts so as to mitigate the risk of introducing counterfeit parts within the supply chain. The rule modified the existing clause at DFARS 246-7007 Contractor Counterfeit Electronic Part Detection and Avoidance System and added a new clause at 252.246-7008 Sources of Electronic Parts.
In keeping with the above, Technobox, Inc. personnel are instructed to be aware of the importance of counterfeit electronic part detection and avoidance. Approved suppliers are defined by the president and chief engineer who is also solely responsible for purchasing decisions and order placement, as well as vendor relations. Technobox, Inc. policy is to procure exclusively through OCMs, authorized distributors/resellers as recommended in a variety of pertinent directives and standards from DOD, SAE, JEDEC, etc. regarding counterfeit parts issues and detection/mitigation/reporting.
Technobox, Inc. however, is not equipped to perform extensive tests on incoming components. All purchased products received at Technobox, Inc. are verified for the correct amount and part number. Samples are taken from lot and checked against purchase order and records on database. Nonconforming items, if any, are identified and brought to the attention of management and segregated. Any incident of counterfeiting will be reported to the Government-Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP). Receiving inspections are recorded in the database. Sample is photographed for record. Statements of origin, RoHS, traceability to OCM are provided in paperwork from vendor.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: 252.246-7008 Sources of Electronic Parts
SAE AS5553B Counterfeit Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical (EEE) Parts; Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition