Advances In RFID And Tracking Technology

RFID technology has seen some dramatic advances recently, with RFID tags becoming smaller and smaller and therefore creating new opportunities for using this technology. In fact, microscopic radio frequency identification tags have been developed that are only 22 microns wide (approximately one fifth of the diameter of a human hair) and have the potential to [...]

2017-10-10T13:58:44+00:00 September 25th, 2017|EC Electronics News|

We’re going to the Engineering Design Show!

We'll be exhibiting at this year’s Engineering Design Show on stand J44. Operating internationally in the Electronics Manufacturing Services industry, we deliver a high level of service to customers from a wide range of markets throughout the UK and Europe. From our headquarters and manufacturing operations in the UK, and our wholly owned subsidiary operations in Romania [...]

2017-09-20T17:22:06+00:00 September 20th, 2017|EC Electronics News|

How Much Will It Cost To Manufacture?

Estimating the costs of manufacturing electronics has become increasingly time consuming. Historically, electronic products may have had 40-50 components making it relatively easy to cost and provide a realistic estimate. Now we are seeing electronic products averaging around 180-200 components, making the estimating process more complicated and at risk of inaccuracies. Many entrepreneurs underestimate the [...]

2017-09-04T14:00:47+00:00 August 10th, 2017|EC Electronics News|

Apprenticeships can fill the electronics skills gap

The UK electronics industry has for some time been facing a technical skills gap. STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths) are not a popular choice for school leavers even with various incentives and schemes in place to encourage students to take an interest. As employers in the electronics sector we, and our friends in [...]

2017-10-10T14:37:10+00:00 June 20th, 2017|EC Electronics News|

The Internet of Things and hardware opportunities

Not so long ago the Internet of Things (IoT) was a concept that was confined to sci-fi and children’s ideas about what the future would look like. Now it has become the fastest technology growth market, with Bains predicting that by 2020 annual revenues could exceed $450 billion for the IoT vendors selling hardware and [...]

2017-10-10T14:43:28+00:00 March 14th, 2017|EC Electronics News|

Acquisition of Hunter Cable Assemblies Ltd

EC Electronics are pleased to announce the acquisition of Hunter Cable Assemblies Ltd (HCAL) from Arcum Ltd. EC Electronics have a strategy of long term growth by acquisition and adding HCAL to the group represents a major step forward with these plans.  The synergies between the two businesses are strong and HCALs established foothold in [...]

2017-10-16T15:38:46+00:00 December 20th, 2016|EC Electronics News, Manufacturing Services|

EC complete ISO 9001 re-certification

Kevin Osgood, EC's Group Quality  Manager comments: "After a total of 6 days’ successful auditing with no non-compliances at our operational sites in the UK, Romania and Hong Kong our new ISO9001 certificate has been issued. Thanks for everyone’s efforts prior to, and during, the audits. Certification to this standard is a prerequisite to trading [...]

2017-11-10T13:11:10+00:00 August 14th, 2015|EC Electronics News, Manufacturing Services|

Sub Assembly Services Ltd joins the EC Group

We are pleased to announce the acquisition of Subassembly Services Ltd (SAS) on 3rd August 2015. As part of the EC group, SAS will continue to trade independently with its established and loyal customer base from its factory in Tewkesbury. “We are really excited about this new business” says Group Managing Director, Phil Simmonds. “SAS have [...]

2017-10-10T14:43:00+00:00 August 13th, 2015|EC Electronics News, Manufacturing Services|

EC named official sponsors of charity auction

EC Electronics are pleased to announce that we are sponsoring a charity auction event in aid of an ex-soldier, now Postman - Tim McNamara - in his challenge to climb 24 peaks in 24 hours. He hopes this charity auction will provide an extra boost in sponsorship to undertake this challenge, raising even more money [...]