What we do

What we do

We make electronic products – any volume, size, shape or function – for other people in the UK, USA and Asia.

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Typically, we manufacture analytical devices, instruments, sensors, controllers and data communication products in the UK and in our Far East factories.

Our customers find it very cost effective to outsource to a ‘one stop shop’ which has expertise, contacts and turnkey manufacturing facilities – and is willing to shoulder the responsibility for making and delivering the complete product.

Sometimes, customers just bring us their ideas – we help them to turn these into the finished article, either as a complete product (‘box build’) or, if it suits their requirements, as a sub-system build, including chassis wiring.

Mostly, though, we do everything.

Why OSI Electronics UK is good for your ROI

What provides your company with its biggest return on investment (ROI) – thinking up product ideas? Developing and selling them?  Or operating a manufacturing plant?

By outsourcing to OSI Electronics UK, you can concentrate on your core, profitable activities without putting time, money and resources into what we do very well – making things, which is good for your ROI and helps your cash flow.

Better cash flow for you

Devolving manufacturing to OSI Electronics UK will improve your company’s cash flow – you leave the investment in people, buildings, equipment, components and expertise to us.

This simplifies your business model – your engineers and other staff can concentrate on what they are good at, without being involved in things not core to your company’s success.

Outsourcing simplifies the manufacturing process – you only have to issue an order: we will do the rest, whether it is in the UK or via our high volume / lower cost manufacturing facilities in Indonesia and Malaysia (see our Integrated EMS page).

Get in touch

Feel free to contact us at anytime. If you want to send a file, please e-mail it to info@osi-electronics.uk

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The value we give you
While you concentrate on what you do best, we will take responsibility for the electronics outsourcing of all aspects of manufacturing – staff, automated ...

While you concentrate on what you do best, we will take responsibility for the electronics outsourcing of all aspects of manufacturing – staff, automated assembly lines, chassis wiring, component sourcing, complete product assembly (including mechanical and electro-mechanical build), testing and delivery to anywhere in the world.

We will help you through the entire process of turning an idea into a finished and shipped product.

This includes the design aspect too, for we have teamed up with a leading Cambridgeshire-based product design company to complement our strengths in electronic manufacturing services from simple PCB assemblies to full product build and test.  See our Electronic design services page for more details.

Component purchasing on your behalf
And here’s another thing. We use our design for manufacturing (DfM) expertise to look at the big picture at the start of a project – ...

And here’s another thing.

We use our design for manufacturing (DfM) expertise to look at the big picture at the start of a project – this simplifies processes, improves the quality of your product, integrates test procedures and reduces costs.

We normally buy all the components too – not only does this help your cash flow, but you also benefit from our bulk buying, with savings being passed on to you.

And because we buy a lot of metal, plastics and electronic components, we have significant purchasing power through our network of international suppliers – which also enables us to find new sources quickly in the event of a supply chain failure.

There’s more about this on our Global procurement page.

Quality standards ensure no failures
There’s another aspect of component sourcing we take care of – obsolescence. When notified of a component going obsolete, we check its usage and ...

There’s another aspect of component sourcing we take care of – obsolescence. When notified of a component going obsolete, we check its usage and will advise a suggested replacement so together we can take the appropriate action to modify your product.

We also check all manufactured parts before they are used to ensure they meet our very high quality standards – no one wants failures in the field.

And through our highly experienced team, we work to ISO 9001 quality management, ISO 13485 for medical devices, ISO 14001 for environmental management and comply to the manufacturing standard IPC-A-610 Class 3, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies.  Class 3 is the highest class.

We are also an approved sub-contractor under the ATEX Directive and a certified sub-contractor for UL Approved Products.

We’ll understand your technology
With over 35 years’ experience of manufacturing electronic products through our former brands Briton EMS and Union Four Electronics (see the About page), we ...

With over 35 years’ experience of manufacturing electronic products through our former brands Briton EMS and Union Four Electronics (see the About page), we cover a broad range of major technologies.

These include analytical devices, controls, data communications, instrumentation and sensors for the broadcast, industrial, medical, oil and gas, aerospace, security, counter terror, agricultural, telecoms, transport electronics and transport infrastructure sectors.

Our engineers all have their specialties, which enables us to allocate the appropriate people to work with you on your product – like-minded engineers talking to one another is a great way to manage a project.

Well equipped for product assembly
Because of the complexity of the products we manufacture, we’ve invested (and continue to invest) heavily in plant, equipment and staff training. We have ...

Because of the complexity of the products we manufacture, we’ve invested (and continue to invest) heavily in plant, equipment and staff training. We have adopted the principle of assembly cells and production lines, which can be configured to meet your requirements.

Recent investment in our UK operation by OSI Electronics, our parent company, includes more space, a three fold increase in SMT capacity, the integration of selective conformal coating, vapour phase reflow and x-ray inspection.

So whatever the design, specification and volume your project calls for, we can handle it for you.

Testing
Testing is deeply embedded in our culture.  We’re so fastidious about it, more than 10 per cent of our workforce is directly concerned with ...

Testing is deeply embedded in our culture.  We’re so fastidious about it, more than 10 per cent of our workforce is directly concerned with testing

Testing – along with quality components and build – is the only way you can have absolute certainty your product is going to be trouble free in the hands of your customers.

So every printed circuit board (PCB) we make is automatically inspected as it leaves the production line – there’s no point in starting the product build if the basic element, the PCB, isn’t right.

Similarly, during the product assembly phase, our operators routinely use ‘go / no go’ test rigs.  Should a failure occur, we analyse why and correct the fault, saving considerable time and expense of redoing work later in the production process.

For more on our test procedures and the options we offer, please go to our Testing page.

Not volume limited
We can produce a wide variety of sub-assemblies, complete products and PCBs in the UK at an equally wide variety of volumes from low ...

We can produce a wide variety of sub-assemblies, complete products and PCBs in the UK at an equally wide variety of volumes from low to medium-high, depending on the type of product and your requirements.

For very high volumes, we have direct access to manufacturing in Indonesia and Malaysia – see the ‘Overseas manufacturing’ tab below.

Overseas manufacturing
Through OSI Electronics, we have access to lower cost manufacturing sites in Indonesia and Malaysia and specialist facilities in the USA – we would ...

Through OSI Electronics, we have access to lower cost manufacturing sites in Indonesia and Malaysia and specialist facilities in the USA – we would manage the transition from the UK on your behalf, allowing us to integrate your EMS.

This enables us to work with you in the UK to develop your products and run trial quantities locally before switching production overseas.

For example, if it’s a product destined for sale in the USA, production can switch to OSI’s factory in Hawthorne, California.

In addition to ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and ISO 14001 approvals, the plants have AS 9100 certification for aerospace, defence and military work and ISO/TS 16949 for automotive applications.

Importantly, wherever the product is being produced, it can be ordered and managed via our UK operation. See our Integrated EMS page for more details.

LEDs, displays and much else
As a member of the OSI Group, we have special access to other member companies whose products can be incorporated into your project to ...

As a member of the OSI Group, we have special access to other member companies whose products can be incorporated into your project to maximise its value, help to reduce overall costs and ensure continuity of supply and quality.

Their products include opto parts, laser LEDs, displays, plastics, metalwork, key pads, cables and many other commodities, all manufactured to international standards.

Reshoring
This extra capacity with a wide range of facilities and equipment also strengthens the case for reshoring higher value products to the UK. Reshoring gives ...

This extra capacity with a wide range of facilities and equipment also strengthens the case for reshoring higher value products to the UK.

Reshoring gives you greater control and security, more accurate costings, greater product mix flexibility and shorten the time-line between you and your customers.

Give us a ring
For an initial free – and no obligation – discussion, do talk to one of our business development managers about your project, our electronics ...

For an initial free – and no obligation – discussion, do talk to one of our business development managers about your project, our electronics manufacturing services or about reshoring.  +44 (0) 1480 222 480.

Or, if you prefer, please e-mail us – or use the form below.






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