In our latest issue of Industry Update, we are proud to announce that we have chosen Speedboard Assembly Services part of NOTE Group as our Electronic Manufacturing Services Company of the Month.
Speedboard provides Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) for high reliability and complex technologies tailored to its customers individual business requirements. With over 35 years’ experience, they deliver in a flexible and professional manner whilst retaining a friendly ‘can do’ attitude.
NOTE Group, founded in 1999, is one of the leading EMS partners in Europe, manufacturing complex electronics for diverse markets in state-of-the-art plants across Europe and Asia. They offer localised friendly service and scalability through their network of global sites in Sweden, Finland, Estonia, UK, and China.
In 2018, Speedboard Assembly Services was acquired by NOTE Group and will shortly become NOTE Windsor. Andy Thwaites (pictured left), UK Business Development Director, explains more, “We offer a wide range of services in electronic manufacturing – this can be anything from small batch builds to high volume electronics assembly across a range of diverse products with varying complexities. The services we provide include Engineering and Design for Manufacturing (DFM), Component Sourcing, NPI, production, logistics, product lifecycle management and after-sales.”
The Windsor site is one of three NOTE production units in the UK, with the others located in Stonehouse and Haddenham.
Specialising in four main industry sectors, we operate in the Medtech, Industrial, Communication and Greentech industries whilst also working with key customers in the high-end consumer, broadcast, and camera market sectors.
“All our service models are uniquely built to the customer needs, meeting their technical and commercial requirements. Our company philosophy is that we operate as an extension to our customers business. Key to achieving this is nurturing long term customer partnerships, many of whom we have worked with for over 10 years and taking a holistic view of the business and market enables us to ensure our customers’ inventory and lead-times are kept to an optimal minimum,” says Andy.
One key service we provide is a Kanban system which has been designed to bring a variety of benefits for any OEM. The system enables us to deliver to their desired lead time by utilising our effective supply chain model. As customer demand for a product can often be erratic, the Kanban system self regulates by pulling higher level build when demand dictates and slows up when demand falls. The Kanban system is designed to reduce costs, allowing for money to be used elsewhere. Overall, the system helps reduce waste whether that be in costs or time management, it creates a more efficient way of working.
“As we look ahead, NOTE Group will keep growing organically and through acquisition. There has been considerable investment and focus in the Greentech market, where we are looking to expand further,” explained Andy.
We strive to be the best manufacturing partner by delivering cutting-edge services at a competitive total cost. We listen and adapt to our customers’ needs and take pride in being flexible, attentive and committed.
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