We are proud to announce that EC Electronics was recently selected as Industrial Process News’ Electronics Manufacturer of the Month! This was due to our unrivalled expertise in the manufacture and supply of electronics-based products for OEMs and product innovators worldwide.
Established in 1984 by John Simmonds, EC Electronics has seen exponential growth over the last 35 years, and we are now one of the largest full-service Electronics Manufacturing companies in the UK.
Headquartered in the UK with a head office in Basingstoke and specialist electronics box build facility in Reading, we also have services in Hong Kong and two factories in Romania –where 85–90% of our manufacturing is completed.
In fact, our global footprint makes us unique in the UK, especially when taking our size into account; working on such an impressive global scale despite being a mid-sized company is a testament to the premium quality of our services and our hard-working, dedicated team.
Our services are all-encompassing. We offer numerous manufacturing facilities including PCB assembly, cable assembly, overmoulding, electronics box build and product realisation. Greg Faughnan, our Sales Director, said: “We do as much or as little as the customer wants, we can deliver a finished product if that’s what they need, as well as supporting design processes.’
Turning ideas into reality
Looking at product realisation, in particular, we offer an end-to-end service to turn our customers’ thoughts into actions. Bringing an idea to life with minimum hassle, we first work with the customer on their design, offering business advice on how to take the product to the market. Then, we create a prototype before manufacturing it, with the facility to distribute the finished product on a global scale.
EC Electronics is at the forefront of innovation. A particularly active sector for us is the Internet of Things (IoT); every industry currently is intent on incorporating IoT into its products and it is one of the fastest growing markets in technology.
We are constantly seeking opportunities for bringing IoT products to the market. And when it comes to manufacturing the hardware to enable the software applications, intelligence and connection to the Cloud that make up the IoT – including processors, sensors and communications chips – our expertise is unparalleled.
One of the developments within the IoT is wearable technology, which has seen unprecedented growth since the launch of the Apple Watch in 2015, offering innovative solutions to everyday problems. This market is constantly evolving, and our expertise means we are highly involved within this trend – helping to design, manufacture and prototype the most complex products while keeping superior service at our core.
Looking to the future
“One of our key strengths is that we are wholly privately owned,” explains Phil Simmonds, EC Electronics’ Group Managing Director. “The directors are involved in everything the company does, meaning we can offer flexibility, efficiency and quick responses to any customer requests or enquiries. We are one of the more comprehensive companies in our industry, and we strive to make sure we can offer anything for customers in electronics.”
Building on our resounding successes over the last 35 years, we are continually working on even further growth. “We are expanding our manufacturing sites in Berkshire and Romania, focusing on consistent investment and growth over the next few years. We are expanding our customer service team, as well as our board of directors, taking on a number of experienced industry professionals. Our mission is to become the best-in-class Electronics Manufacturing Services partner for OEMs and product innovators, and we are consistently improving our techniques and services to ensure we achieve this,” said Phil.
If you would like more information, please get in touch with one of our friendly team members today.