Looking Back to Look Ahead: 2021 EMS Trends

Everyone had high hopes and exciting plans for 2020. But come March, those plans (and hopes) were quickly dashed and put on hold. Staring into the abyss of the unknown and nationwide lockdown, many feared for their lives and livelihoods, as they struggle to comprehend the scale of what we were all facing. However, looking [...]

2020-11-24T11:31:42+00:00November 24th, 2020|Industry news, Manufacturing Services, Technology, Trends|

International Electronics Supply Chains: What Lies Ahead?

If Brexit rocked the boat, then the coronavirus pandemic threatened to tip it over entirely. It is fair to say that 2020 has been a challenging year for international business — one which will likely become the catalyst for a series of knock-on changes across many different sectors. One area which has already been significantly [...]

2020-11-24T11:19:13+00:00November 24th, 2020|Manufacturing Services, Supply Chain Services|

What Does the Future Look Like for International Business?

No matter the size of your company or which sector you operate in, 2020 will undoubtedly have been a rollercoaster year. After three and a half years of Brexit negotiations, the UK officially left the EU. However, there are still negotiations to be had, which will decide the future of trade between the UK and [...]

2020-10-27T08:30:27+00:00October 27th, 2020|Industry news, Manufacturing Services|

7 Factors to Check Before Selecting Your Next Outsourced Manufacturer

There is a range of reasons why you might choose to outsource the manufacturing of your electronic products - from not having the technical expertise or equipment in house to being at capacity and needing help with an unexpected project. However, the primary driving factor behind outsourcing your electronics manufacturing is, of course, the cost [...]

2020-09-22T12:51:12+01:00September 22nd, 2020|Industry news, Manufacturing Services|

Electronics Box Builds: A Full Turnkey Solution

When it comes to electronics manufacturing, printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) usually involve a well-defined and relatively straightforward process. A box build, on the other hand, can mean many different things. From a PCBA in a small enclosure to a large cabinet full of wires or a fully integrated electro-mechanical system complete with electronics and pneumatics, a box [...]

2020-09-22T12:48:29+01:00September 22nd, 2020|Industry news, Manufacturing Services|

Connecting Sensors Through Long-Range Wireless IoT

The IoT (Internet of Things) already connects many devices. In fact, the concept is growing so rapidly, who knows how many connected devices there will eventually be? Until recently, these devices have mostly run on the same networks and protocols that support mobile communications and the internet, such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and cellular. Thanks to [...]

2020-09-16T13:38:27+01:00August 3rd, 2020|Manufacturing Services, Trends|

Which Way is Best? In-House vs Contract Manufacturing

For OEMs, deciding where to set up manufacturing operations will play a crucial part in the structure of your supply chain. Some may choose to outsource parts of the early-stage production process and then bring the final production in house, whilst others will either take on all the work internally or outsource the entire project [...]

EC Electronics: One Global Company

Since 1984, when we first started the company in the UK, we have built up a strong reputation — backed by industry-recognised accreditations — for producing and supplying high-quality electronics-based products to customers across a range of industries. Now, we are a global electronics manufacturing services provider and operate fluidly around the world to provide key [...]

2020-09-16T13:40:08+01:00June 25th, 2020|EC Electronics News, Manufacturing Services|

The Future of Global Electronics Supply Chains

The complexity of global supply chains depends largely on what and how much you’re sourcing. With some materials — like paper — you’ll find a suitable supplier almost anywhere in the world. However, in the electronics industry, things are not so straightforward. Multiple commodities from multiple suppliers across various geographic locations mean global electronics supply [...]

Machined Components: What Are the Benefits?

In an industrial context, there are numerous ways to manufacture parts for specific applications. Some of the most common methods include die casting or machining of components. While die casting involves pouring molten material into a mould, machined parts are manufactured by cutting away material into the desired shape using a programmable robotic arm. One [...]

2020-09-16T17:39:42+01:00June 11th, 2020|Manufacturing Services|