You may have read recently about our investment programme and how EC Electronics has invested in new machinery, premises and service improvements. While these developments are good for our business – increasing our capacity and improving our bottom line – they are also good for our existing and new customers. Here we explain why.
New electronics manufacturing services
We’ve recently added a High Pressure Overmoulding capability to complement our existing Low Pressure Overmoulding service. The reason for this is driven by customer demand, many of our customers would like to be able to get both services from the same supplier. This is particularly advantageous when different components in a product require different solutions, or a customer requires various products to be manufactured. By offering both overmoulding services we can help our clients reduce costs and turnaround times as everything can be done from one site. Where once they would incur the additional logistical costs of moving products between different suppliers, and the time this takes, now everything is under one roof.
New technology and machinery
Updates to our PCBA surface mount capability and cable assembly are also delivering cost benefits to our customers. The latest technology and upgraded machinery has increased our throughput, allowing us to manufacture products faster. A fully optimised production line means that we can reduce turnaround times, meeting ever tighter deadlines, and help our customers get their products to market faster. At the same time, we are able to reduce the costs of manufacture; shorter machine running times means we can increase capacity in our business overall and pass these savings onto our customers.
New state-of-the-art volume cable assembly plant
EC Electronics currently has four factories in Europe, two in the UK and two in Romania. As well as increasing our service capabilities, investment in our factories has meant that we can focus on delivering high quality services such as cable assembly in one place. This enables us to provide a specialist service, while still offering a comprehensive range of electronics manufacturing services across our larger estate. We can recruit the best talent and equip each site with state-of-the-art machinery, without spreading ourselves too thin. For example, in our Romanian factories we have a focus on cable assembly having invested heavily in new plant, whereas in the UK our plant is dedicated to PCBA build.
New AOI technology
Rest assured that by increasing our throughput we are not compromising on quality. We have also invested in the latest AOI technology to enable fast and accurate inspection of electronics assemblies and PCBs. This ensures that the quality of products leaving the production line is high, and components are built correctly without any manufacturing faults.
All this investment delivers the following three important things to our customers:
- High quality
- Faster production
- Cost savings
If you would like to find out more, please get in touch with our team. We’d be delighted to discuss our services, technology and operation in more detail.