AWS Electronics invests to support double digit growth in lower cost manufacturing centre

Slovakia facility now included dedicated automotive line

December 2015: AWS Electronics Group, one of Europe’s leading specialist electronics manufacturing services providers, has announced double digit year on year growth at its facility in Námestovo, Slovakia, which was set up to offer a cost-competitive manufacturing option for markets that are especially price-conscious. The facility has just seen a further expansion and now has 40,000 ft²  floor space to cope with the growth it is experiencing – further investment and expansion is planned.

Explains AWS’ CEO Paul Deehan: “We now have 180 employees at the Námestovo plant and that figure will rise to over 200 by the year end. We have found the workforce to be very loyal and highly committed to continuous quality and productivity improvement. Our staff there have made massive contributions to the layout and development of the facility, of which they are justly proud.” AWS now has six lines and 18 pick and place machines in Slovakia and has just set up a high volume line dedicated to the automotive market.

“Námestovo is a mirror image of our Newcastle-under-Lyme plant in terms of processes and equipment”, adds Deehan. “We also have the same real-time production control system in place across the two facilities, and, of course, Námestovo is fully-approved to ISO 9001, and TS 16949 for automotive markets and ISO 13485 for medical markets.”

About AWS Group

AWS Electronics Group is one of Europe’s leading specialist Electronics Manufacturing Solutions (EMS) providers, offering services for the whole electronic product life cycle from design through manufacture, to whole life service and repair. AWS Group has facilities in the UK and Slovakia in CEE offering product assembly and PCBAs.  AWS Group provides complete turnkey solutions from concept design inputs to through life product support and responds to the various technical requirements of its customers in this high technology sector by offering specialist skills including design support; rapid prototyping; complete product assembly and testing; high-end surface mount capability; complex electro-mechanical assembly; cable and harness assembly; and through life repair and maintenance (MRO).

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