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 been established for over 20 years, focussing primarily on the provision of Printed Circuit Board Assembly services.

SAS adds significant capacity to our UK manufacturing capabilities and we expect to see some major growth in our business over the coming months.

We are confident that the integration of existing EC and SAS manufacturing services will significantly benefit both customer bases. In particular, the pooling of our manufacturing resources will increase our ability to provide additional capacity when and where required across the whole customer base.

SAS customers will now have access to additional manufacturing and supply chain services provided by our Group Operations.

In addition to volume manufacture of PCB Assemblies, we can offer them Cable and Wire Harness Assembly, Electronics Encapsulation via Low Pressure Overmoulding for the protection of PCB Assemblies and Grommet and strain relief for Cable Assemblies.

In terms of supply chain services, we can offer SAS customers potential material cost down on components they purchase for their final assemblies, via our Group subsidiary EC Supply Chain Solutions, whose Hong Kong office manage and regularly audit manufacturers based in China and South East Asia.

The acquisition will facilitate the retirement of founders Maggie Todd and Chris Powell, once a smooth handover has been achieved. “