Mechanical Engineering and Metalworking Industry in Latvia

27.90 Manufacture of other electrical equipment

Enterprise Europe Network (Profile: BRUK20190404001)

Short description of advertisement: 
UK Printed Circuit Board design and manufacturing company seeks manufacturing and joint venture partners in Europe.

This UK SME is a designer of niche and low-volume electronic products and their related firmware. They are requesting a manufacturing and/or joint venture agreement to help increase their manufacturing capacity in Europe (using surface-mount & through-hole techniques). In the longer term helping source components that they may not have access to, and manufacturing products from components through to dispatch. They are looking for partners in Eastern Europe, France and Germany

This UK SME has been established for over 15 years, and specialises in the design and low volume production of various different types and applications of electronics and electronic components for a range of customers. These components form a variety of PCB's from electronic alarm monitoring devices, access control doors and air curtain control chips, to name a few. 

 As part of the design process, this company has the capacity to surface-mount a limited number of PCB's in-house with their own fabrication equipment, including for approval and testing.

This company generally designs for low volume products as it tends to concentrate on niche-markets and/or low volume requirements, meaning that large scale manufacture of, say, mobile phones is not something that they would do.

Their customers use their products in quite varied and different  sectors of industry and commerce, with applications ranging from shop-doorway air heaters, water and sewage pumps, Hi-Fi audio, door access control systems and several others.

Alongside the design of these PCB's, the company also designs the software that is integral to the functioning of the product, and is not user-accessible (such software is called 'firmware') which means that their products can be more efficient due to the specifically designed and vertically integrated nature of the electronics and firmware as inefficient compatibility between the firmware & hardware can be reduced at the design stage.

This company is initially looking for partners to help raise production levels, as this company does not have the manufacturing capacity to meet demand. Ideally, a partnership  would begin as a manufacturing agreement, so they can manufacture components for the finished products, freeing up resources for the company to focus on the designing of the products, and must have experience using surface-mount and through-hole techniques.

In the longer term there may be a need for a potential partner to handle the entire process - from component procurement through to manufacturing, testing and dispatch. This is partly as the company may not have access to the components that they require in order to complete the build and assembly given their limited size and resources, but also because it would be more efficient to concentrate manufacturing in a single location. This is why the manufacturing agreement and joint venture partnership types have been selected, as the former would ideally eventually lead to the latter.

The company is accredited to ISO9001-2015 standard.

For more information please contact Enterprise Europe Network Latvia.

Contact person: 
Enterprise Europe Network Latvia
Contact languages: 
United Kingdom
Perses Street 2, Riga, LV-1442, Latvia
info [at] een [dot] lv
Valid till: 
Friday, 10 April, 2020


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