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Investing in success

New machinery, enhanced front engineering and faster RFQs: M-Tek’s latest investments promise to deliver all of the above As part of its its self-funded capital improvement plan, M-Tek is set to undertake phase two of its plans with another series of substantial investments. With completion of all improvements expected for delivery towards Q1 of FY2012, … Read more

Time to talk smart monitoring

Embedded in-service intelligence can enhance the lifetime of networked monitors, with reduced service costs and substantial power savings Integrating m2Talk hardware and software into a TFT monitor is designed to improve system integrity for a range of companies such as: gaming operators, digital signage integrators, kiosk manufacturers and remote site operators. The system, which is … Read more

Placing PCB sourcing at the heart of business

In conversation with Electronics Sourcing, NCAB Group’s UK managing director Howard Goff and marketing manager Sanna Rundqvist reflect on their 2011 campaign and explained their plans for 2012 Q: ES – In today’s business climate what is NCAB’s marketing policy? A: HG – NCAB Group has been a market leader for supply of PCBs into … Read more

Making New Year resolutions

Sourcing the right components at the right price and shortening lead times are key considerations for Rapid in 2012 Last year was a good one for Rapid Electronics. The Colchester-based distributor enjoyed sales growth in all sectors, expanded its product ranges, launched a new website and made key distribution agreements with, amongst others, CamdenBoss, making … Read more

Fostering Future Connections

In conversation with Martec’s managing director Dan Harnett, Electronics Sourcing was keen to explore the company’s investment in purchasing support, plus a radical new technology called Wireless Integrated Power Electronics Systems Q: Buyers are always looking to reduce their costs and improve their supply chain efficiency. What is Martec doing to help? A: With 25-years’ … Read more

Cutting the cost of prototypes

Adhesive tape converter, Parafix, has introduced new technology to drive down manufacturing costs for clients in the electronics sector The UK company has strengthened its rapid prototyping capabilities, enabling customers to test fit-for-function parts without the need for tooling. Utilising its assembly systems, Parafix is also able to pick die-cut parts from rolls and accurately … Read more

Analysis improves time to market

Enhanced laboratory facilities will help tighten process controls, particularly during prototyping, resulting in faster time to market Recognising a demand for enhanced analysis capabilities, SMS Electronics continues its £3M investment plans and is now in the final stages of implementing an enhanced laboratory analysis facility. The upgrade of the analysis laboratory was essential to ensure … Read more

Be creative when it comes to EMC

With a track record in demanding industries such as defence, aerospace, information technology, communications and electronics, Kemtron claims a position as a leading player in the RFI/EMI shielding and environmental sealing sector. Having established a reputation for quality, performance and reliability since its inception in 1980, the company now works with blue chip customers in … Read more

Specialist IP drives intelligent procurement

As a value-added service, specialist intellectual property (IP) can play a major part in shortening lead-times and cutting costs Specialist commercial and technical IP delivered by Acal BFi supports buyers at the component selection and full production stages of the manufacturing process. For example, identifying a second-source to components on long lead-times, or where supply … Read more

Stock or rapid manufacture, the choice is yours

As FC Lane’s managing director Simon Hammerton explains, substantial stockholding and on-site assembly are driving electronics buyers to their connector products With its commitment to holding high volume stock profiles on its most popular connector products, Lane Electronics is well placed to support customers in industrial, military and aerospace sectors. Thus, Lane Electronics is an … Read more

Small reels backed by full reel service

Anglia is now able to offer smaller quantity, split reels of surface mount components from stock, ready for production, through its Ready Reel service Independent UK distributor of electronic components, Anglia Components, is offering ex-stock delivery of production-ready part reels on an initial range of over 1,300 popular capacitors, discrete components and connectors. Commenting, CEO … Read more

Take control

Happy to take on any job, from one off to 10,000, Nitronics offers total control with a single invoice Expert project management ensures Nitronics is able to deliver a ‘total solution’. From BOM to finished working products, it can handle projects from beginning to end and most importantly this will help customers save money. Working … Read more