Established 45 years, Contract Electronic Manufacturer Ultra Electronics
Manufacturing & Card Systems has added another string to its already
Opening a brand new high technology engineering services & production
hub in Sawston Cambridge, its goal is to provide high competence rapid
prototype electronic assembly, small volume build-to-print electronic
assembly and a comprehensive array of high calibre production
Mirroring the accreditations already held by its larger parent operation
in Weymouth, the new Cambridge plant is set to quickly gain AS9100
Aerospace approval to add to the ubiquitous ISO 9001:2008.
The engineering led Cambridge facility offers highly credible
manufacturing expertise and complimentary value added engineering
services of the kind usually only found in much larger facilities.
Providing SMT and through-hole PCB assembly as well as full system
assembly the operation features two SMT lines, automatic optical
inspection, flying probe and functional test capabilities.
Matching the production and test equipment present in Ultra’s Weymouth
plant the Cambridge front-end operation provides a smooth migration path
to the Weymouth plant for larger volumes and to Ultra’s offshore
suppliers for high volume production.
Whilst a new operation, the Sawston plant is run by a team of
specialists who have worked closely together in electronic assembly
within the Cambridge area for many years, bringing a richness of
experience and a thorough understanding of the rapid response business.
Buying into Ultra’s “Blended Model,” the Cambridge operation offers
credible low cost material and components sourcing. Re-configuring in
response to changing exchange rates the Blended Model benefits from
Ultra’s substantial overseas sales in Euro and USD, overcoming hurdles
currently impacting on the competitiveness of OEMs and other CEMS
trading in sterling.
Ultra’s Cambridge and Weymouth operations
can facilitate an extensive array of design services by way of
individually successful independent design companies under the “Synergy”
banner. Comprising of Mechanical design and Industrial design,
delivering stylish and robust designs alongside Software design and
Electronic design, with specialism in embedded microprocessor, RF I/C,
Wireless System, Analogue & Digital as well as Nuclear RC&I design
The “Synergy” design teams work closely with Ultra to ensure cost
effectively achieved functionality within minimum timescales.
Background information about Ultra Electronics Holdings
Ultra Electronics is an internationally successful defence and aerospace
company with a long, consistent track record of development and growth.
Ultra businesses constantly innovate to create solutions to customer
requirements that are different from and better than those of the
Group’s competitors. The Group has over one hundred distinct market or
technology niches within more than twenty businesses. The diversity of
niches enables Ultra to contribute to a large number of defence,
aerospace and civil platforms and programmes and provides resilience to
the Group’s financial performance.
Ultra has world-leading positions in many of its niches and, as an
independent, non-threatening partner, is able to support all of the main
prime contractors with specialist capabilities and solutions. As a
result of such positioning, Ultra’s systems, equipment or services are
often mission-critical to the successful operation of the platform to
which they contribute. In turn, this mission-criticality secures Ultra’s
positions for the long term which underpin the superior financial
performance of the Group.
Ultra offers support to its customers through the design, delivery and
support phases of a programme. Ultra businesses have a high degree of
operational autonomy where the local management teams are empowered to
devise and implement competitive strategies that reflect their expertise
in their specific niches. The Group has a small head office and
executive team that provide to the individual businesses the same agile,
responsive support that they provide to customers as well as formulating
Ultra’s overarching, corporate strategy.
Sales: 07876 251 773 or Office: 01223 654591
Sales & Marketing Manager
Mobile: +44 (0) 7876 251 773
Ultra Manufacturing Services Cambridge
Unit M2, Dales Manor Business Park
Cambridge CB22 3TJ
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 654 591
Ultra Electronics Manufacturing and Card Systems
Granby Industrial Estate
Dorset DT4 9XD
DDI Tel: +44 (0) 1305 762175
Switchboard: +44 (0) 1305 784 738
Fax: +44 (0) 1305 777904
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