Briton EMS, the privately owned, Bedford, UK, based electronics manufacturing services company, has been bought by OSI Electronics, an EMS provider with manufacturing plants in California, Indonesia and Malaysia. According to Tony Abri, Briton EMS Commercial Director, the benefit for customers will come from access to “higher volume manufacturing at a lower cost”.
A producer of high mix/low volume products and working with customers through the design stage, prototyping and into production the company will now be able to offer duplicated production in much higher volumes.
Established in 1979, Briton EMS is the outsource manufacturing partner of some 30 companies, making products that range from life critical and high security electronic devices to sports industry and agricultural products. RF and full functional testing is seen as major strength.
“A very successful business with excellent manufacturing facilities and tremendous technical expertise,” according to Paul Morben, OSI Electronics’ President, “Briton EMS will continue as an independent business unit within OSI Electronics and with its current management remaining in place.”
“This acquisition adds a very valuable UK manufacturing operation to our organisation. The Bedford team has considerable experience in managing the complete manufacturing operation from initial design ideas to the finished, tested and delivered product.
“Their design for manufacturing procedures is a great example of how to perfect a product for efficient assembly, improve lead times, optimise testing and lower the cost.”
Commenting Tony Abri added, “There are major benefits to Briton EMS and its customers in joining with OSI Electronics. In addition to the US and Far East manufacturing facilities, several sites are AS9100c certified for aerospace, defence and military work.
“These companies have world class products and manufacturing facilities to add to our own capabilities – and with progress within Briton EMS to obtain ISO 13485 for medical and life sciences well underway, I’m sure the advice of our new colleagues is going to prove invaluable.”