11 January 2018
The growth of Roscan Electronics continues apace.
With the recent addition of two new pick & place machines and two further AOI machines, Roscan Electronics growth continues.
“We have been planning for a huge increase in PCBA production for some time now and finally, this year, all the pieces of the jigsaw came together,” says Nathan Martyn, Roscan Electronics Managing Director. “It began with investment in product quality by introducing two more AOI machines to complement our existing equipment, increasing inspection capacity enormously. Then, during the summer, we took delivery of two new pick & place machines. We also invested heavily in feeders to ensure we can machine place even the most challenging parts.” Nathan continues, “since the extra feeders arrived, the majority of jobs are now 100% machine populated. Previously, there would always be a few hand fits, slowing down production and wasting valuable resources.”
So, what has all this investment done to the bottom line?
Lee Andrews, Roscan Electronics Financial Director explains. “It’s a little too early to talk about the bottom line just yet, however, what I can say is that as the new equipment has come on-line, our output has increased, and consequently revenue has jumped by about 35%. It’s continuing to climb further as we improve the processes and workflows.”
“And we’re not finished yet! During the autumn we expanded our mezzanine floor space to accommodate all the extra stock. Phase two of the mez expansion starts in December for completion soon after the Christmas break.”
What about the infrastructure and services?
“Just this week we have commissioned a new air compressor and air ring main” says Cliff Withers, Projects Director. “We’ve also built a new meeting room for customer visits and presentations, along with improved staff facilities. We’ve completely re-laid out the factory, producing an enhanced work-flow, more space and a much more pleasant working environment. It’s barely recognisable compared to this time last year.”
What’s next at Roscan Electronics?
Nathan says “I think we just need to take a deep breath and concentrate on using all this new equipment to its optimum capability and capacity. We have further plans for 2018, but I want the dust to settle a little. It’s been an enormous year for us. It’s been fantastic, but all this work taking place does create some disruption. When we come back in the New Year I want continue improving our production efficiency on both PCBA and cable harness manufacturing.”
“Early in 2018 we’re transitioning to ISO 9001:2015 having completely revamped our Quality Management System. We’re committed to providing the best possible quality of service and product this industry has to offer.
Roscan Electronics is an independent Contract Electronics Manufacturer in Wokingham, Berkshire. Their product portfolio covers the whole range of electronics services including PCB supply, PCBA, Cable harness manufacturing, box building, cabinet wiring and complete product build. Approved by some of the world most renowned defence and aerospace companies, Roscan Electronics seem to punch well above their weight.Back
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