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Initiative from People Essentials will help the construction sector to boost productivity, engagement and wellbeing

03 October 2018

Initiative from People Essentials will help the construction sector to boost productivity, engagement and wellbeing image

People Essentials, an established provider of engagement surveys and performance improvement programmes has launched a bespoke service for the construction industry. With this sector facing ever tighter margins and struggling to provide real customer satisfaction, ensuring that the work force is both motivated and engaged and can make a real difference. Michelle Bailey, founder of People Essentials, said; "Recent figures estimate that productivity in construction is 25 percent lower than in 1997, which represents a huge challenge to leaders across the sector. The commercial value of knowing and understanding how to motivate and engage your people has gained acceptance over recent years, after all you wouldn't invest in a major piece of plant, put it on site and then walk away. You would look after it, maintain it and ensure that it is reliable and delivering every day. We need to be doing exactly the same with our construction workforce."

 

G-Smatt is to supply the UK's largest glass media façade at Axiom Yorkshire

18 September 2018

G-Smatt is to supply the UK's largest glass media façade at Axiom Yorkshire image

G-Smatt Europe has been selected as the provider of what is thought will be the UK's largest structural, glass media façade for Axiom - Yorkshire, the largest out-of-town retail, leisure and entertainment development in the UK since Bluewater. The announcement was made at Revo 2018 by Philip Lunn, Chairman of Axiom, who said; " In a world where retail is evolving at an ever-faster pace, Axiom will exceed expectations, delivering a unique retail, leisure and hospitality experience. We are excited by the opportunities and creativity provided by G-Smatt's glass media facades and are confident that it will help to deliver a truly memorable visitor experience."

 

Creating Agile and Adaptable learning spaces

20 August 2018

Creating Agile and Adaptable learning spaces image

As more and more aspects of our lives become connected the need for bespoke electronics continues to grow. One of the most eye-catching ideas currently under development is that of 'intelligent furniture'. Armor Associates is working with an innovative furniture company to manage their Intelligent Furniture Programme. They "Plan, design and manufacture furniture to support and inspire learning and make your space work better for you". There is increasing use of mobile devices (tablets, chromebooks, laptops) in schools and thus a need to securely store and charge devices so that they are available for teachers when needed. The next generation of "Charging Trolleys" are internet connected and intelligent - supporting notifications (e.g. of number of devices charging, doors unlocked outside teaching hours, location of trolley), remote control (via a web app) and smart charging of devices to save energy and be confident that devices will be ready when needed by a teacher. Will Steen, founder and director of Armor Associates, explains more; " Soon after starting work on the Intelligent Furniture Programme, we realised that we needed an electronics design partner and a local PCB assembly service. A search identified Newbury Electronics, a meeting with Phillip King followed and then an introduction to Jon Hawkins and the Newbury Innovation team."

 

G-Smatt celebrates a successful first year in the UK

16 July 2018

G-Smatt celebrates a successful first year in the UK image

G-Smatt Europe opened its doors to business last July and since then the Oxford based company has flourished. Its innovative, smart glass media solution is generating enquiries from both the events sector as well as opportunities for pop-up retail units, hospitality and construction. Visitors to this year's Boomtown Festival will see 13 of the G-Tainers installed to form Bang Hai Technologies, the headquarters of the "in world" Bang Hai Corporation and the hub for the events digital innovations. Most recently visitors to London will have been able to witness the interactive and creative capabilities of the glass as one of the G-Tainers was installed behind the Royal Exchange in Threadneedle Street as part of this year's London Festival of Architecture (LFA), of which G-Smatt was also a lead sponsor.

 

PCBs for smarter H20

16 July 2018

PCBs for smarter H20 image

When Mitte, the Berlin based company behind the revolutionary first of its kind, smart water system, was unable to obtain PCBs from its regular Chinese supplier, they need an alternative supplier, and quickly. After a search on the web, the company approached Newbury Electronics. The two companies started working together earlier this year and since then the relationship has developed further with Newbury Electronics now supplying prototypes, PCB's, fabrication and assembly services. The boards were initially installed in the prototype machine which is now being used for further board testing and to verify and test the PCB design. The boards will form part of the control system, UI & sensor feedback in the water filter unit.

 

G-Smatt to install multiple G-Tainer's for Boomtown 2018

03 June 2018

G-Smatt to install multiple G-Tainer's for Boomtown 2018 image

G-Smatt Europe, the organisation behind the G-Tainer, a combination of smart glass and a steel modular system, will be supplying and installing 12 of these units at this year's Boomtown Festival. This is the 10th incarnation of the festival, which runs for 4 days in August, and brings together music, immersive art, theatre and performance. Orhan Ertughrul, Executive Vice President, G-Smatt Europe, said; 'We are really excited about being part of this event, which is recognised for pushing the boundaries of creativity.......'

 

Employees recognised by new parent company for going above and beyond

30 May 2018

Employees recognised by new parent company for going above and beyond image

First employees in the UK to receive 'Spirit' award from new parent company, HB Fuller. Robert German, Technical Services Manager and Dave Pickup, Shift Supervisor at Kommerling UK, Preston have been recognised for their outstanding work ethos and commitment to the organisation. The two gentlemen were recently presented with a cheque, a certificate and a 'Spirit' award T-shirt by Lee Foulkes, General Manager for Cilbond, part of the Kommerling organisation.

 

New distributor agreement for Weld Mount products

28 May 2018

New distributor agreement for Weld Mount products image

Kommerling UK has announced the appointment of Albert Jagger as distributor for the Weld Mount range of bonding and sealant products, ideal for the marine market. The heart of the Weld Mount System is its acrylic adhesives which have been specifically formulated to be used with other products from the range. They are high strength/high viscosity methacrylate's with incredible strength in both tensile and in shear. Ian Little, Business Manager, Kommerling UK, said; "The UK luxury yacht market now has a far better understanding of and confidence in the benefits and performance gains when using a bonding agent compared to more traditional, mechanical methods. Surface bonding eliminates drilling holes into the core which eliminates the danger of delamination due to water intrusion.........."

 

Nothing cold about the working relationship between ICE and Newbury Electronics

23 April 2018

Nothing cold about the working relationship between ICE and Newbury Electronics image

With the electronics components on many products becoming increasingly more complex, the need for the highest level of design and development support is paramount for many organisations, large or small. ICE (Innovative Curry Enterprises) founder, Dr Neil Curry, was looking for a partner with such support to take his ground breaking embedded systems to the next level. "I had worked with Newbury Electronics and their innovation department in the past so when I needed a partner with specialist support for manufacturing they were the obvious choice. Being able to get reliable, high quality design and manufacture services, on time and from a UK based organisation is really important for my business;" said Dr Curry.

 

G-Smatt completes one of the largest glass LED media façades

04 April 2018

G-Smatt completes one of the largest glass LED media façades image

G-Smatt Europe's parent company, G-Smatt, has successfully completed the installation of what is believed to be one of the world's largest installations of an architectural LED media glass façade. The innovative glass has been installed on the Coex Convention & Exhibition Centre, in Samseong-dong of Gangnam-gu district in Seoul, South Korea. The project took three months to install and was completed in December last year. There were a number of challenges facing the team as the building remained open throughout the construction process. So, whilst the G-Smatt media glass could be installed during the day, all the associated welding and painting had to be carried out overnight

 

G-Smatt installs smart glass tunnel for 'Who's Who in events'

19 March 2018

G-Smatt installs smart glass tunnel for 'Who's Who in events' image

Oxford based G-Smatt recently show cased its innovative, smart glass to the local events industry when it installed its smart glass tunnel at a networking event, hosted by monocom at MINI Plant Oxford. The tunnel, which is formed from G-Smatt's interactive, media glass measured 2.25m wide by 6.3m long, and 2.5m tall and provided a stunning centre piece for the evening event which was attended by approximately 70 people from corporates including John Lewis, HSBC, Nielsens, The Dorchester Group and representatives of local events management, audio visual, catering and photography businesses. The company also delivered a short presentation on the future of architectural media glass.

 

G-Smatt to highlight the opportunities at the B2C Marketing and Advertising Expo

08 March 2018

G-Smatt to highlight the opportunities at the B2C Marketing and Advertising Expo image

Visitors to stand 640 will be able to witness the full, interactive capabilities of G-Smatt's media glass at this year's B2C Marketing & Advertising Expo. The company will be installing an eye-catching stand constructed from its steel framed structures where each wall is built using this innovative glass. During the event the company will have an ever-changing display of media content and there will be the opportunity for attendees to experience the company's latest interactive game and VR offering.

 

A quantum leap in the quality of Tunable White systems

05 March 2018

A quantum leap in the quality of Tunable White systems image

Second generation Tunable White systems consist of two to six linear or area LED modules and corresponding DALI DT8 LED drivers. They cover the entire colour temperature spectrum from 2,700 to 6,500 K, have an extended dimming range down to 3 percent and, together with appropriate control components, provide the hardware basis for human centric lighting. Tridonic's new Tunable White systems (SELV) fit in first-generation non-SELV housings but offer even better quality of light, high visual comfort and unprecedented colour consistency. This combination is of great benefit for offices, shops, educational establishments and medical facilities because the right light can be produced for any particular lighting application. Preconfigured kits are available comprising two to six LLE or QLE Premium LED modules and associated low-profile DALI DT8 drivers in 50 or 100 W versions.

 

Kommerling appoints Solvochem as its Middle-East distributor

21 February 2018

Kommerling appoints Solvochem as its Middle-East distributor image

Kommerling UK, manufacturer of the Cilbond range of rubber to metal bonding agents, has announced the appointment of Solvochem FZCO as the distributor for the Cilbond range in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) region. The agreement came into force at the start of the year and Solvochem will initially supply Cilbond to existing end-users in the UAE, and then explore and support new opportunities throughout the GCC region. Solvochem FZCO has a state-of-the-art warehouse and drumming facility in Jebel Ali, where they will stock and distribute the Cilbond grades. The company will be working with any organisations who are bonding rubber and polyurethane to different substrates, including producers of rollers, bridge bearings, anti-vibration parts and industrial tank linings.

 

Kommerling to focus on window bonding at Fensterbau

06 February 2018

Kommerling UK will be alongside its parent company in Hall 7, Stand 7-118 at this year's Fensterbau exhibition. The company will be focusing its stand on the productions and solutions is provides for the bonding of the IG-unit into the frame. This includes solutions for a range of materials including PVC, wood and aluminium frames. Alongside the structural and architectural benefits, this approach offers far greater protection against burglary and intruders. Products from both the Kodiglaze and Kodispace ranges will be on show.

 

G-Smatt Europe strengthens its team with new appointments.

06 February 2018

G-Smatt Europe has announced the appointment of a new Lead App Developer as well as two new team members, who are taking on admin roles to support the company's growing business. Stefano Bianchi, will work closely with clients to develop their own unique apps and games that will utilise the full potential of the company's interactive media glass. "We are delighted that Stefano has brought his extensive design and development skills to the company. His knowledge and experience across the international advertising, show and events industries combined with a great understanding of the technology makes him the ideal person for this key role;" said Orhan Ertughrul, Executive Vice President, G-Smatt Europe. Taking on the role of PA for Orhan is Teodora Ungurusan, who previously worked in similar support roles in both the NHS and the private medical sector. Also new to the office team is Mohammed Hamza, finance manager, who joined the company in November. In response to the business' expected growth in the coming year, Lucy Muxlow has relinquished her role as PA to take on the position of Project Manager. She will be working closely with the sales team to ensure the smooth delivery of installations across the company's key areas of events, hospitality and retail.

 

Oxford Brookes students given the opportunity to develop new application with G-Smatt Europe

08 January 2018

Six final-year students from Oxford Brookes University who are studying for their BSc in Digital Media Production, were given the opportunity to work with Oxford-based company, G-Smatt Europe. Students began the semester working in teams to create a small business with a website, showcasing their personal portfolios and identify an ideal client base. They were then required to pitch to a selection clients provided by their module leader, Senior Lecturer in Film and Digital Media, Dr Alison Kahn. "We were delighted to get involved with the students and to have the opportunity to share our knowledge and experience. Our media glass is the ideal platform on which these students can develop some of their ideas and show their true creativity," said Orhan Ertughrul, Executive Vice-President, G-Smatt Europe. See attached link G-Smatt Europe

 

G-Smatt Europe appoints Director of Engineering

21 November 2017

G-Smatt Europe appoints Director of Engineering image

G-Smatt Europe, developer of G-Smatt media glass, has appointed Sanmukh Bawa as Director of Engineering. Prior to this role Sanmukh, who studied Civil and Structural Engineering at Coventry University, had spent 6 years with leading London consultants, Eckersley O'Callaghan. Whilst there he worked on number of structural glass project initially within the glass team, then with the façade team, which allowed him to develop his knowledge and understanding of this complex and challenging sector and culminated on a project involving working with some of the biggest glass panels in the world. "We are delighted that Sanmukh is now part of the team and his undoubted knowledge and experience will be key as we work with architects and developers to bring the excitement of a G-Smatt façade to London and other UK cities;" said Orhan Ertughrul, Executive Vice President, G-Smatt Europe.

 

Two Award wins in two weeks for G-Smatt Europe

10 November 2017

Two Award wins in two weeks for G-Smatt Europe image

Less than three months after is launch, G-Smatt Europe, the developer of smart glass for media solutions, has been presented with two coveted awards. The first came at The Showman's Show where alongside the first installation of the glass seen by the UK events industry, the company received Best Exhibition Hall stand. The following week the company's unique offering was recognised when, at the London Construction Awards, Orhan and his team were declared winners of the Technological Innovation of the Year category.

 

Tridonic announces a complete package for luminaire upgrades

08 November 2017

Tridonic announces a complete package for luminaire upgrades image

Tridonic announces its LLE AC G1 modules, the first economic single-component solution tailored to linear luminaires. Their slim construction, integrated electronics and availability in different lengths opens up a wide range of designs for elegant low-profile luminaires. This solution provides a simple upgrade option for conventional T5/T8 fluorescent luminaires. Anyone looking to modernise a lighting installation with a view to not only improving efficiency but also minimising costs will find the right components in the AC range for linear lighting.

 

Is your fuel tank empty?

07 November 2017

Is your fuel tank empty? image

It is not always easy to know just how much is left in the tank, especially if that tank is irregularly shaped or difficult to access. OLE develops and manufactures specialist gauges for the downstream fuel industry and water industry to provide just such information. The global market for these gauges is dominated by an established European manufacturer but OLE felt there was the opportunity to develop a lower cost, higher accuracy digital tank gauge that would provide the market with an alternative but equally effective solution. It was at the design stage that OLE, based on a recommendation, turned to Newbury Innovation, not just for the electronics element but for full product design.

 

Mathewson Waters Architects, appoint new architectural technologist as practice continues to grow

06 November 2017

Mathewson Waters Architects, appoint new architectural technologist as practice continues to grow image

Local architects, Mathewson Waters, have announced the appointment of Kirsty McKenzie as the company's latest architectural technologist. Kirsty is the company's third technologist and takes the total number of staff at the practice to 12. The company, which is celebrating 30 years in business, offers clients a full architectural service from initial designs, planning advice and guidance, through working drawings, tenders, administration of a building contract to completion of work on site. Duncan Mathewson, founding partner, said; "We are delighted that Kirsty has joined our team and she brings with her a wealth of experience gained on some very large and complex buildings."

 

Newbury Electronics records 33 percent increase in orders for first six months of the year

01 October 2017

Newbury Electronics records 33 percent increase in orders for first six months of the year image

Newbury Electronics, a leading manufacturer of PCBs, is celebrating as its order books for the first six months of the year show an increase of 33 percent over the same period last year. Coupled with this impressive level of growth, the company has also invested nearly £150,000 in new equipment to ensure it can deliver the highest quality products and compete in the ever more complex PCB market. The final measure of the company's continued success is reflected in its staff recruitment programme, with the company now employing 85 staff and still looking to fill several skilled and semi-skilled vacancies in its two Newbury production centres.

 

G-SMATT targets architects and developers with its 'architainment' solution

29 August 2017

G-SMATT targets architects and developers with its 'architainment'  solution image

Following recent success in the Far East for both its architectural and events media display solutions, G-SMATT has announced the formation of a European company. Based in Oxford, the company, which will be known as G-Smatt Europe, is led by Dr Orhan Ertughrul and will be bringing the benefits of its unique, smart glass solution to the architectural and city planning audiences as well as the events industry. Orhan is joined in the senior management team by Niraj Kapur, Sales Director and they are supported by a number of experienced and skilled design and architectural personnel. https://vimeo.com/channels/1175317

 

Vitrum 2017, October 3rd - 6th, Milan, Italy

01 August 2017

Vitrum 2017, October 3rd - 6th, Milan, Italy image

Kommerling Pavilion 5, Stand D25, Kommerling's warm-edge systems, Koedispace and Koedispace 4SG, alongside its window bonding products will be the focus on the company's stand in Pavilion 5, Stand D25 at this year's Vitrum exhibition. As glass is still the material of choice for both internal and external features in many of the buildings currently under design and construction, Kommerling's expertise and knowledge enables the company to provide a comprehensive range of fully compatible products to meet the varying structural and safety requirements. Background

 

Tridonic's 'out of the box' solution for emergency lighting

31 July 2017

Tridonic's 'out of the box' solution for emergency lighting image

Tridonic has announced the availability of a brand new, 'out of the box' emergency lighting solution that gives OEMs, wholesalers, installers and FM managers a product that combines advanced battery technology with the latest in emergency lighting components. This is the company's first ever stand-alone emergency luminaire and it comes at a time when there is a heightened awareness of the importance of practical emergency lighting. The EM ready2apply is a new and highly effective solution to the problem of reliable and compact emergency lighting, which unites Tridonic's lighting expertise with some of the most rigorous testing processes to deliver a product that sets a bench mark for future emergency lighting solutions.

 

Tridonic's Spennymoor production plant partners with Durham University Business School

12 July 2017

Tridonic's Spennymoor production plant partners with Durham University Business School image

Tridonic's Spennymoor emergency lighting production plant has established a close relationship with Durham University Business School that will allow students to gain a far better understanding of modern manufacturing and management. As a first step Saachi Dayal, a postgraduate student on Durham's Masters in Management programme is undertaking a three-month project, focussing on the warehouse and supply chain management systems. Stuart Sloane, Operations Director of the plant, said; "We are delighted to welcome Saachi to Spennymoor and look forward to working with her. This is just the first step in what we hope will be a long and fruitful collaboration where we can provide practical knowledge and experience to the School and its students. I am sure there will be surprises and fresh ideas on both sides that will stimulate innovative approaches to old problems."

 

SIRE Technology's Gibraltar based venture, GiBVault, signs partnership with Rockolo

29 June 2017

SIRE Technology's Gibraltar based venture, GiBVault, signs partnership with Rockolo image

A deal that brings robust Cloud and data protection services to the business communities in Gibraltar was signed yesterday between GiBVault and Rockolo, a wholly owned subsidiary of Gibtelecom Ltd, the leading telecommunications provider in Gibraltar. Jason Bamford, of GiBVault, explained more: "Having access to a high quality secure Cloud computing, storage and back-up services within the territory has been something that many organisations on the rock having been demanding for some time. With this partnership, we are now able to satisfy this requirement and are confident that it will enable companies, particularly in the eGaming and finance sectors to not only meet the ever more stringent legislative requirements of their sectors, but also to deliver the highest levels of service and flexibility to their clients."

 

Tridonic appoints Robert McIntyre as solutions architect

30 May 2017

Tridonic UK has announced the appointment of Robert McIntyre to the position of solutions architect. Robert's role will be key for customers making the transition from the visionary concept of the Internet of Light that Tridonic has spearheaded over last 18 months, to the delivery of systems and solutions that bring real benefit to building operators and users and utilise the pioneering solution, net4more.

 

Kommerling UK appoints Chemical Technologies Ltd

23 April 2017

Kommerling UK has announced the appointment of Chemical Technologies Ltd (CTL) as a distributor for its Cilbond products in the UK. The product range includes high-performance primers and bonding agents, designed to chemically bond rubber and polyurethane elastomers during the moulding/casting processes to a variety of substrates including metals, plastics and fabrics.

 

A Taste of Fashion

18 April 2017

A Taste of Fashion image

George Chaffey, a second-year student at CSM, (Central St Martins) has just completed the design, construction and installation of a unique piece of work for leading caterer H+J which launched its fashion-themed spring menu at Dartmouth House. The piece was unveiled at the launch event, held last week at the Mayfair venue and incorporated over 8,000 laminated 3cm squares of fabric. Using colours inspired by Pantone's top fashion colours for SS17, George combined traditional woven textile design techniques to create this dramatic wall of colour. George explained more about the thinking behind his design; "This bespoke commission for H+J uses bitesize segments of colour that take their reference from the idea of the classic canapé. Translated into fabric swatches and multiplied by the thousands, each 'colour canapé' becomes a unit, almost acting as a pixel, with each one linking to those around it." Designed in the same way as a traditional woven fabric, the piece uses a classic twill structure on a point, set up to create the dramatic zig-zag patterns, with the colours blending into each other to create a sense of movement and transition. Subtly moving in response to movement in its environment, the piece has both an ethereal and bold feel to it. George is currently studying BA Textile Design at the world renowned Central Saint Martins, where he also completed his Foundation Diploma. His passion for textiles stems from a love of design in general, and he takes inspiration from a diverse range of areas including sculpture, architecture, music and the patterns and prints found on a day to day basis, always bringing his distinctive colourful style to any project. He has worked on exciting projects with museum archives, practicing designers and the Paris College of Art. George was also selected as one of 20 students to work with Universal Pictures on the Minions Collective, which formed part of the worldwide promotion for the Minions Movie (2015). In 2014 George was named as Young Fashion Designer of the Year; UK South.

 

Local Ford dealer sponsors Newbury's Team GB bobsleigh athlete

12 April 2017

Local Ford dealer sponsors Newbury's Team GB bobsleigh athlete image

Peter Stirland one of the areas recognised Ford dealers for new and used cars, has agreed to sponsor local Team GB bobsleigh athlete Annabel Chaffey as she continues to train hard to secure a place in the senior squad. Jon Stirland, managing director, said; "We are delighted to be able to support Annabel as she strives to build on the success she achieved at a junior level. Her commitment to her training is apparent and hopefully this will bring its rewards when she is next back on the ice." "I am so grateful for this support from Jon and his team, it really does make a difference. Despite only having small feet, my new pair of ice spikes (special sprint shoes that have rows of tiny teeth on the sole to allow the athletes to grip during the crucial push start of any bobsleigh race) cost £350 and only last one season. On top of this I need travel to the push track at Bath University once or twice a week throughout the summer season, cover gym costs and attend regular physio sessions," explained Annabel.

 

Kommerling UK looks to the Middle East & Africa for future growth

04 April 2017

Kommerling UK has announced the appointment of Marcus Hunter to the new role of Business Development Manager. With a strong presence already in the UK and wider European market for adhesive, bonding and sealant products, Kommerling is now keen to develop opportunities in the Middle East and Africa. Marcus brings with him extensive knowledge of the rubber and polyurethane industries, combined with experience of growing and managing export sales and distributor networks in these target regions.

 

SIRE Technology's new Data Protection Consultant will work with companies on GDPR compliance

03 April 2017

SIRE Technology is working with Shaab Al-baghdadi, CIPP/E (Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe) to offer a new service for both current and prospective clients. With the widely talked about GDPR legislation coming into force in a little over a year's time, companies across the region will need to ensure that the right systems and processes are in place. As a professional privacy consultant, Shaab understands not only the complexity of the legislation but how implementing this must not detract from the functionality of any organisation's core business. One of the keys to successful implementation of GDPR is going to be the understanding and management of the process between different departments within any one organisation. "For example, the IT department's main concern may be the security of the company's data whilst for the marketing team the main priority may be how to legally access and use the information stored in a sales database. At the same time, clients will also want to ensure that their suppliers are compliant to the new standard;" explained Russell Cook, Managing Director, SIRE Technology.

 

The perfect light for any product, be it art, fashion or food

20 March 2017

The perfect light for any product, be it art, fashion or food image

Tridonic has given its sixth generation SLE LED modules a chip upgrade and at the same time expanded its colour palette. The ART, FOOD and FASHION colours, each optimised to a specific application, have now been joined by the TINGE light colour which makes warm tones appear even more vibrant. All versions benefit from greater efficiency in high-output mode and are now available with a 17 mm light emission surface.

 

Newbury Innovation sponsors Bath University's Zero Emissions Motorcycle team

20 February 2017

Newbury Innovation sponsors Bath University's Zero Emissions Motorcycle team image

Following the success of its involvement with last year's team, Newbury Innovation has agreed to sponsor the 2016-17 Bath Zero Emissions Motorcycle team. The team, which consists of 34 students studying engineering will design and build a bike to compete in the MotoE season in the summer of 2017. They are aiming to be the first university team to pass the 100mph average speed barrier for the Isle of Man TT Zero course and to improve on the two podium finishes achieved in last year's race series by their predecessors. Under the terms of the agreement Newbury Innovation and its sister company Newbury Electronics will work with the students and provide PCBs up to a value of £500. Nadia Domanski, Project Manager, said; "We are delighted that Newbury Innovation have agreed to work with us again this year. The combination of their experience and our ideas will hopefully make this year's bike the best yet."

 

Kommerling exhibiting its full range of automotive bonding solution at automechanika.

17 February 2017

From 6th to 8th June Kommerling will be exhibiting its full range of bonding agents, sealants and adhesives for the automotive and bodyshop market at this year's automechanika exhibition. The range includes products for all substrates and elasomer types with an emphasis on single product application wherever possible. Visitors to stand 6C81 will be able to talk to members of the company's R&D and sales team to learn more about the full range of products available. Grenville Armiger, Technical Sales Manager, Kommerling explained more; "This is the first tiime we have exhibited at a UK trade show and it is a great opportunity for us to show our full capabilites to the both the UK and European automotive aftermarket and supply chain sectors. New approaches and materials demand new solutions for bonding and sealing and Kommerling's investment in R&D and product development enables us to work with the industry and help them overcome the challenges."

 

Robust PCBs from Newbury Electronics are part of the latest computer guidance for the agricultural sector.

14 February 2017

Robust PCBs from Newbury Electronics are part of the latest computer guidance for the agricultural sector. image

Tillett & Hague develop and manufacture complete control systems for installation in agricultural machinery that provides farmers with the very best in precision guidance. Farming, like every other sector, is striving for improvements in efficiencies and one means of achieving greater yields is if the farmers have a better understanding of their land and are able to ensure that every square meter is used to its best advantage. "One of our newest and most complex machines has rotary cultivators which utilised electrical drives. This machine has about 25 PCB's made by Newbury Electronics, one per rotor and several others for lateral and height control, power regulation etc........."

 

Kommerling UK starts the year with a promotion and key appointments

23 January 2017

Kommerling UK starts the year with a promotion and key appointments image

Kommerling UK, a leading provider of adhesives, bonding and sealant products to the automotive, construction and manufacturing sectors, has announced that Lee Foulkes has been appointed as a director of the company. Lee, who has been with the company for 15 years, latterly as Sales Director for Asia Pacific based in Hong Kong, takes on the role of General Manager for the company's manufacturing operations in Preston, Lancashire where the Kommerling CIL product range is developed and produced. The company has also appointed Dr Andrew Carr as Technology Manager for the CILBOND products and Philip Lai took up his role as Regional Sales Manager, Southern Region, dealing primarily with the Kommerling range of adhesives and sealants in December 2016.

 

Tridonic extends CPD offering with three new modules

13 December 2016

Tridonic, a leader in the provision of LED lighting control and technology, has announced the availability of three new CPD modules. This brings the total number of modules available to nine, all of which have been certified by CIBSE. Any organisation interested in booking modules should contact Kirstie Abbott by email at kirstie.abbott@tridonic.com. The three new modules are: Emergency Battery technology - This provides information on the different battery technologies used in self- contained emergency luminaires in the UK. LED handling and precautions - With the rapid move to LED usage the lighting industry is undergoing a large technological change. LED Terminology - The introduction of LEDs within the lighting industry has brought new terminology which must be understood in order to correctly use these products.

 

PCBs and Ion beams: Electrical engineering and science research

28 November 2016

PCBs and Ion beams: Electrical engineering and science research image

Newbury Electronicsx has now supplied thousands of assembled circuit boards made up from over 500 different PCB designs to Ionoptika, a leader in the development of high performance and novel ion beam systems and accessories. The final, highly specialised and complex pieces of kit are used by manufacturers and research groups for analytical and process instrumentation. Clive Everest, head of electronics design, at Ionoptika, explains more; "We have been working with Newbury Electronics since 2002 and throughout that time the company's ability to supply low volume PCBs at a realistic price has been key. Newbury Electronics' location less than an hour away has enabled us to build a strong relationship that is based on good communication between both companies and an understanding of the role and requirements of both supplier and manufacturer." During this time Newbury Electronics has made significant investment in its own production processes which has enabled it to keep abreast of the ever more complex PCB requirements of its customers. "Producing low volume but high quality, technically complex boards is at the heart of Newbury Electronics business and we really value the long term working relationships that we have with Ionoptika," said Philip King, managing director. "Of course, we don't stop at prototyping and pre-production work, two of our nine SMD assembly lines are completely automated, and are capable of assembling 1000's of circuits per day. Combined with six automated optical inspection machines (AOI) including new technology "3D" AOI, and high resolution X-ray inspection, we have the means to keep volume production quality levels just as high," added Philip.

 

Tridonic strengthens design and technical support for OEMs

01 November 2016

Tridonic strengthens design and technical support for OEMs image

Tridonic, a leader in the provision of LED drivers has announced the appointment of Allan Loxton as the company's new Design-In Engineer. Working closely with both the technical support team and the company's sales team, Allan will play a key role in communicating changes and enhancements to existing product ranges and sharing the benefits of new products and solutions. "One of Tridonic's strengths is the investment that it makes to improve existing products and develop new offerings. With Allan in our team we hope that our OEMs will have improved access to this information and will be in a better position to utilise the latest technology," said Martin Thompson, Technical Services Manager.

 

Kommerling UK appoints new research chemist

17 October 2016

Kommerling UK appoints new research chemist image

Kommerling UK has appointed a new research chemist, Sharon Wood. Kommerling, which develops and manufactures an extensive range of adhesive, bonding and sealant products, has a reputation for investment in research and development and has a team of over 65 scientists at its European headquarters in Pirmasens, Germany. Sharon is based at the company's research and manufacturing facility in Bamber Bridge, Preston.

 

Newbury Innovation expands with new appointment

26 September 2016

Newbury Innovation expands with new appointment image

Newbury Innovation, the electronic design division of Newbury Electronics, has appointed Jonathan Hilliard to the position of Electronics Design Engineer. Jonathan qualified earlier this year with an M Eng in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Bath. Commenting on the latest member to join his team, Jon Hawkins, Technical Director, said; "Jonathan is a highly qualified and competent engineer who is already making a contribution to our design work. His work placements at Rolls Royce and Monodraught gave him valuable real life experience which has helped him to settle in to the Newbury Innovations team."

 

Kommerling UK invests in CILBOND brand and products

26 September 2016

Kommerling UK invests in CILBOND brand and products image

Following its acquisition of CIL last year, Kommerling has been working hard to align the two organisations whilst not losing sight of the value of the CILBOND brand and people. Leading the complex process of bringing together the two teams, one based in Uxbridge and the other, CIL, in Preston, has been Lee Foulkes of Kommerling UK. The CILBOND range is well known across the automotive market, both here in the UK and overseas. "Both Kommerling and CIL are well regarded in their own sectors and we are keen to ensure that we maintain and build on that respect for the CILBOND bonding agents. At the same time we need both our customers and staff to understand the benefits and opportunities that have been created as a result of the acquisition by Kommerling and also explain to both companies' customers the new products that are now available and how they might help in their businesses."

 

Profile of Phil Turley, Kommerling in Glassi

16 August 2016

Profile of Phil Turley, Kommerling and why their sealants are more than just 'black sticky stuff'!

 

Newbury Electronics appoints two new apprentices

31 July 2016

Newbury Electronics appoints two new apprentices image

Established PCB manufacturer Newbury Electronics has appointed two new apprentices to join its expanding work force. Callam Sharpe and Matthew Wooldridge have already joined the company and will receive comprehensive training across all aspects of electronic assembly and the manufacturing process.

 

Sire announces New Initiatives

10 July 2016

Sire announces New Initiatives image

A new website, new services and new legislation provide opportunities for both SIRE Technology and its customers. In response to rapidly changing technology, evolving business models and imminent legislative requirements, SIRE Technology today made a number of significant announcements. The company, a supplier of hybrid cloud solutions which meet the requirements of many organisations' business continuity plans, unveiled its new website; www.sire.co.uk; launched a new data storage capability, S3 Object Storage, and is initiating a campaign aimed at educating and advising organisations of their responsibilities and requirements with regard to the GDPR (EU General Data Protection Regulation) which will become law in less than 12 months.

 

Kommerling is helping customers and the environment with the problem disposing of sealant remnant.

27 June 2016

Kommerling is helping customers and the environment with the problem disposing of sealant remnant. image

* Disparity in waste disposal regulations between UK counties is confusing for the industry With ever more stringent controls on waste and residue disposal affecting all areas of manufacturing and industry,Kommerling has instigated a scheme to help its customers overcome some of the problems and reduce the costs involved in processing such waste products. Les Elliott, Business Manager, Glass Division, said; "The production plant in Germany puts environmental concerns high on its list of priorities and we are keen to share our philosophy and knowledge with our customers. Ultimately looking after the environment benefits us all. We are able to work with our customers and offer advice on how they can reduce their levels of waste in production. Many have seen considerable improvements with cost savings by implementing the recommendations which have been suggested by our Technical Service Team. There will always be some unusable material in the form of remnants which requires disposal and this is where this scheme can help." In order for companies to benefit from this service it is imperative that the sealant residue is not contaminated by general waste or rubbish.

 

LED modules for outdoor applications

17 May 2016

LED modules for outdoor applications image

Tridonic's robust TALEXXmodule RLE OTD EXCITE 2x4/ 2x8 HP high-performance modules will provide a durable lighting system which, thanks to an efficiency of up to 161 lm/W and 4 kV overvoltage protection, offers impressive performance both in outdoor and industrial applications in an extended temperature range from -40° to +105°C. The modules have passed the test carried out in an environment of saltwater and fog according to IEC 60068-2-52 and are also resistant to hydrogen sulfide (GR-1217-CORE).

 

Newbury Electronics on target with Rowan Engineering's innovative telescopic sight accessory.

02 May 2016

Newbury Electronics on target with Rowan Engineering's innovative telescopic sight accessory. image

Following a two year development programme, Rowan Engineering Ltd has launched its new, innovative telescopic sight accessory, the Digital Side Wheel (DSW), to the sport shooting community. Throughout this protracted period of development Newbury Electronics has been working in close conjunction with company founders and product developers, Derek and David Rose. The DSW is a low cost accessory which helps target shooters train themselves by measuring and reporting some of the variables that effect the accuracy of a shot in the split second when the trigger is pulled. Derek Rose explained more about working with Newbury Electronics; "We came across Newbury Electronics on one of the online forums and when doing Internet searches. We soon recognised that they had the capability and skills that we needed to make our initial designs a reality. It was really important that we could visit the facilities and this gave us confidence in their capability to deliver our design, from procurement of components from our BOM to final assembly and delivery of the working PCB. This was especially important to us as we are primarily a 'mechanical' company. This device does not push the boundaries technically, but does contain small QFN, LGA devices along with a mix of standard SMT, through hole and flexible PCB soldered OLED components ."

 

SIRE Technology to work with new client in Gibraltar

19 April 2016

SIRE Technology to work with new client in Gibraltar image

GiBVault, a specialist cloud service provider that meets the need of Gibraltar's financial and gaming communities has appointed SIRE Technology to provide full technical support and guidance. GiBVault, has been established in Gibraltar to supply a business grade, robust and secure Cloud based Backup as a Service (BaaS) solution to the many businesses that operate in this protectorate. GiBVault is working in partnership with CubeDataService in Gibraltar to host the local infrastructure service and all data will always reside within Gibraltar's territory, ensuring continued compliance and risk mitigation whilst benefiting from Cloud technologies. Russell Cook, MD of SIRE, explains more; "We are delighted to have been appointed by GiBVault. There is a real opportunity for a company that is able to offer a robust, reliable and cost effective data backup service within the confines of the territory. The region is recognised as a centre for the financial market and has recently attracted a number of organisations involved with the new business of on-line gaming. Having safe and secure processing and back-up services within the confines of the territory are a key differentiator for companies in these sectors."

 

Kommerling UK responds to market with a fresh approach and new initiatives.

17 April 2016

Kommerling UK responds to market with a fresh approach and new initiatives. image

In response to changes it is seeing in both the IG market and the wider construction sector Kommerling has announced a number of new business initiatives.

 

SIRE strengthens technical team with latest appointment

10 April 2016

SIRE strengthens technical team with latest appointment image

SIRE Technology has appointed Jaswinder Benawra to the position of Level 2 + Support Engineer. Jaswinder's appointment brings the number of technical support personnel at the company up to seven and it is a direct response to the company's continued growth and ever increasing client numbers. "Jaswinder brings extensive industry experience to his role along with recognised qualifications including Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist and a Graduate Diploma in the Management of Information Systems. He has only been with us a few weeks but is already part of the team and delivering excellent support to our clients," commented Russell Cook, Managing Director at SIRE Technology. Prior to joining SIRE, Jaswinder spent 12 years with Virtual IT, a managed computer service provider based in London. "SIRE provides me with a great opportunity to move into the Virtualisation environment and widen my experience. It is also great to be based closer to home and not having to commute to London," commented Jaswinder

 

Newbury Electronics' expertise is helping scientists from the National Oceanographic Centre

28 March 2016

Newbury Electronics' expertise is helping scientists from the National Oceanographic Centre image

Newbury Electronics' connection with the National Oceanographic Centre (NOC) in Southampton started in the early 1990s. Since then both the research science and PCB manufacturing processes have made considerable advancements but Newbury Electronics has kept pace with the scientific demands and continues to supply an extensive range of bespoke boards to the NOC, an internationally renowned research organisation. James Perrett, member of the NOC's Marine Autonomous Robotic Systems group, explains more about the latest joint project; "The group is increasingly utilising cutting-edge technology, with tools such as Autosub6000 and ROV Isis which are enabling high-resolution mapping of geological and biological hotspots, e.g. hydrothermal vent systems, submarine canyons and giant landslides. The battery boards in the Autosub6000 are used in an oil filled container which is pressure balanced so that the electronics are at the same pressure as the surrounding water." To date Newbury Electronics has supplied 60 such boards. "When we are designing this equipment we have always found the team at Newbury Electronics extremely helpful and their depth of knowledge and willingness to work with us overcoming some of the challenges that are presented when operating such sophisticated equipment at such deep levels as has been invaluable," commented Perrett. Another of the more recent boards that NE has supplied was the power board for the EM2040, an advanced multi-beam sonar system that creates high resolution 3D maps of the seabed. The board is used to convert the standard 48V vehicle power to the voltages required by the system and it also provides power supply protections and other housekeeping functions. "Over the years we have covered layout out and production of over 50 different designs of boards for this and other research teams at the NOC. It is great when we hear back from customers like this about how our boards are being used and in this case the information and images that they are gathering are playing a key role in developing our understanding of the vast unknown expanses on our planet," said Philip King, Managing Director of Newbury Electronics.

 

The value of a good customer/client relationship

18 March 2016

The value of a good customer/client relationship image

The last ten years have seen phenomenal changes across all aspects of our lives, not least of all in how we buy and listen to music. For many the challenge of adapting to this rapid change was too much but not for Select Music, an independent specialist supplier and distributor of 30,000 different classical music CD and DVDs. Throughout this turbulent time Select Music has benefitted from the advice and knowledge of the team at SIRE Technology who have been able to guide the selection and then manage the installation of key IT solutions that have benefited the business. To read the full article as it appeared on Customer Service Manager click on the following link: http://bit.ly/1SXGZep

 

Newbury Electronics works with Downton Technology on the development of LED Traffic Signal Detector

07 March 2016

Newbury Electronics works with Downton Technology on the development of LED Traffic Signal Detector image

In response to the need for more stringent monitoring of traffic light phasing for the purposes of enforcing violations, Downton Technology Limited (DTL) has developed an LED interface for use between UK traffic signal heads and enforcement cameras. Newbury Electronics has provided PCB development expertise using DTL designs to enable manufacture of the product. The system interacts with a wide range of LED signal heads and enforcement cameras to monitor the amber and red aspects, detect when they are operating correctly and sends signals to the red light camera. The current detection systems do not support LED signal heads. Natasha Downton, Technical Director, Downton Technology Ltd, explained more; "The LED Traffic Signal Detector system is designed to monitor the red and amber aspects of LED traffic lights and, when the correct conditions are met, notifies the enforcement camera. The camera shall then detect and photograph a vehicle crossing the stop line of a light controlled road junction. In order to do this we have had to incorporate a number of sensors that can detect when the amber or red lights are illuminated, for how long each light is illuminated and if light settings are complying with regional metrology requirements." She continued; We had worked with Newbury Electronics in the past so were confident in the quality of their products and services. It is really important for us to have a UK supplier who we can visit and build a strong relationship with and who understands the marketplace for which our product is destined."

 

Tridonic Distribution appoints northern sales manager to service OEM market

02 March 2016

Tridonic Distribution appoints northern sales manager to service OEM market image

Tridonic Distribution has appointed Heidi De Lucchi to the post of Northern OEM Sales Manager. In this role, Heidi will develop Tridonic Distribution's business with OEMs to the north of the county and also those located in Ireland and Scotland. The company is a specialist distributor to OEMs in the lighting sector for the full range of Tridonic products alongside luminaire connector products from Electro Terminal and Lumitech's extrusions and refrigeration lighting products. Luke Arter, Sales Director, said;"Heidi brings with her extensive knowledge of the lighting industry and understands the challenges that the OEMs are facing in this rapidly changing market. We are delighted that she has joined Tridonic Distribution and look forward to working with her to develop new opportunities."

 

Newbury Electronics invests in latest X-ray machine technology to keep ahead of the game.

26 January 2016

Newbury Electronics invests in latest X-ray machine technology to keep ahead of the game. image

Newbury Electronics has made a financial investment of £100K and purchased a new, highly accurate X-ray reference hole drilling machine, the Antares 700 X. The machine has already been installed in the company's manufacturing centre in Newbury and enhances the performance of drilling equipments that enables the precision required in modern day electronic component manufacture. "As electronics become more miniaturised, we need ever more accurate machinery, and the installation of this world class machine will keep us ahead of the game. I saw it at a trade show in Munich last November, and was so impressed I ordered it there and then;" said Philip King, managing director at Newbury Electronics. The machine can measure multiple fiducial markers by x-ray, and calculate the optimised position and drill registration holes within 12 seconds to an accuracy of +/- 0.003mm, far exceeding the accuracy levels of previous equipment. Manufactured by Mach3 Lab SRL from Italy, this is the first of its type to be installed in the UK although there are many installations operating across Europe.

 

SIRE appoints new Sales & Business Development Manager in line with business growth plans for 2016

04 January 2016

SIRE appoints new Sales & Business Development Manager in line with business growth plans for 2016 image

SIRETechnology starts 2016 with the appointment of John Leah to the role of Sales and Business Development Manager. John will have responsibility for developing opportunities for the company in the key areas of Back up, Virtualisation, Support and IT Helpdesks. Prior to joining SIRE, John was Gibraltar & EGame Account Director at Kelway. Russell Cook, Managing Director, at SIRE, said: "John has great technical ability which is matched by valuable experience and knowledge of the gaming industry in both the UK and Gibraltar. We welcome him to the team and are confident that he will play a key role in our planned growth in the coming year."

 

Kommerling's relationship with Cornwall Glass Group further strengthened

16 December 2015

Kommerling's relationship with Cornwall Glass Group further strengthened image

Cornwall Glass and Glazing Ltd (CGG), a leading supplier of glass and glazing services in the south-west, has committed to using Kommerling's GD116 as its preferred sealant of use at its St Austell IG production plant. The two companies have been working together for over 11 years and this is the latest in a number of agreements for Kommerling to supply products from its extensive range of sealants and adhesives to Cornwall Glass. The two companies will also be working together in the future as Kommerling will be supplying product to CGG's new production facilities. Westcountry Glass is expanding and re-located from Saltash to Langage in Plymouth this month, to a site that quadruples the size of its production facilities and creates up to 40 new jobs Martin Saint, Production Director, at St Austell, said; "We are seeing an increasing demand for IG units which these latest developments are designed to satisfy. Since we started working with Kommerling in 2003 we have invested over £8 million in our manufacturing sites and on each and every occasion Kommerling has played a trusted and supportive role in that development." CGG now operates from 15 sites in the West Country, producing well in excess of 20,000 insulated double and triple glazed units a month and this figure is set to increase once the new facility is up and running. "Cornwall Glass has proven itself to be a really innovative and successful business and we are delighted that our products continue to contribute to this company's continued growth and development;" said Phil Turley, Glass Products Manager at Kommerling UK.

 

Kommerling's products help Transdek to deliver award winning double-deck trailer

16 December 2015

Kommerling's products help Transdek to deliver award winning double-deck trailer image

Transdek's award winning double deck trailer and docking system was built using a number of products from Kommerling's extensive range of sealants and adhesives, which are specifically designed to meet the needs of this niche market. Transdek, specialists in the double deck sector, custom designed and built the multi-temperature Wedge double deck trailer for Thomas Ridley Food Service. The refrigerated trailer is capable of transporting up to 50 standard pallets or up to 90 roll cages, twice the load of a standard single deck reefer. Tony Sturgess at Transdek, explains more about the project; "This is a sophisticated trailer that incorporates the latest chassis design along with a low-noise, low-emission refrigeration unit as well as three independent temperature zones with a range of -20°C to +7°C. However good the efficiency of the refrigeration units their performance will be compromised if the trailer body is not well insulated and sealed and this is where Kommerling's products have come into their own." "We worked closely with the team at Transdek to understand their requirements and in the end they selected three of our products; Korapur 666, Korapur 140 and Korapop 235 to fulfil the sealing and bonding requirements on this innovative two deck trailer," said Ian Little, Business Manager for the Automotive, Construction & Industrial Division at Kommerling. A key factor in the choice of these products was their finished appearance, the quality of the final seal and their resistance to humidity, but alongside this ease of use and the environmental credentials of the range were added incentives.

 

PCB manufactured by Newbury Electronics is at the core of Tio app-controlled toys and inventions

14 December 2015

PCB manufactured by Newbury Electronics is at the core of Tio app-controlled toys and inventions image

Newbury Electronics' recognised expertise and experience is now being put to good use as it works with Tio on the development of PCBs for inclusion in a new invention platform. With the new Tio kit, budding electrical engineers and inventors are able to quickly and easily create, control and program toys using everyday objects, the number and variety of which are only limited by the user's imagination. Peter Spence, co-founder of Tio, explained more; "The PCB is key to the product as it powers, animates and allows the user to control and program the hardware. The team at Newbury Electronics was recommended by a colleague for the quality of their work and speed of service and we have not been disappointed. They also reviewed the designs and made recommendations that have enabled us to reduce the production costs whilst still ensuring the highest quality for the final product." The Tio team, with help from the team at Newbury Electronics, now have a works-like-looks-like prototype and a clear and reliable manufacturing plan. They are in the final stages of securing seed funding to make these a reality and plan to start accepting pre-orders on Kickstarter early next year, with a full scale launch of the product in the spring. "Encouraging youngsters to have a go at programming and electronics is key for the future success of the electronics and engineering industry in the UK. Tio may be the spark that inspires the inventors of the future," said Philip King, MD at Newbury Electronics. "When you are learning anything as a youngster, be it music, sport or baking it doesn't always go right first time and it is the same with electronics, but with Tio young inventors will learn from their mistakes and have fun producing something that they can relate to, be that a cardboard buggy, a cake delivery system or a flapping butterfly."

 

Tridonic's new connecDIM Dashboard improves day to day management and reporting

11 November 2015

Tridonic's new connecDIM Dashboard improves day to day management and reporting image

Tridonic announced today the availability of a new Lighting Dashboard to supplement its recently introduced connecDIM lighting control solution. The benefit of the dashboard is that not only does it interface with the connecDIM system, but it also opens up the opportunity for the Tridonic system to integrate with HVAC Building Management Systems. Simon Blazey, Solution Sales Manager at Tridonic, explains more; "We understand that customers want more than just data on the lux and lumens of their installation. Using our dashboard will enable them to extract and interrogate valuable data that will assist with the making of complex business decisions and ensure that they gain additional value from their lighting installations." The dashboard has been developed on the Tridium Niagara Platform by Forest Rock who worked closely with a number of Tridonic customers to understand the best format for the data. For example the dashboard allows the FM manager to rank sites across their portfolio from a perspective of KWh/sq ft lighting efficiency. This supplements the already highly successful cloud based, connecDIM lighting control solution which uses DALI protocol to monitor energy usage, fault conditions and emergency lighting from each luminaire across a client's full range of sites.

 

SIRE responds to the 24/7, 'always on', nature of business

09 November 2015

SIRE responds to the 24/7, 'always on', nature of business image

SIRE Technology, a provider of cloud based infrastructure and business continuity solutions, has announced an upgrade of its out of hours technical support services. The new, enhanced service will be available to both new and existing customers and will give them peace of mind as many business find themselves increasingly operating outside of the traditional, Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm office hours. Russell Cook, managing director at SIRE, explains; "We are all aware of the rapid changes that have taken place in how and when we contact businesses or they contact us, and these changes are visible across both the B2B (business to business) and B2C (business to consumer) sectors. The expectation of being able to deliver a round the clock response means that businesses need to have a robust support programme. This response needs to be able to alleviate unexpected problems at the earliest opportunity so that they won't have a long term impact on either the efficiency or reputation of the company." He continued; The new measures that we are putting in place strengthen our existing offering with significant investments being made in the levels of technical knowledge available and the speed of our response."

 

Another successful UK manufacturer, BIZ Karts, continues the trend for sourcing UK produced PCBs.

03 November 2015

Another successful UK manufacturer, BIZ Karts, continues the trend for sourcing UK produced PCBs. image

In the last year BIZ Karts, one of the leading manufacturers of commercial karts, has purchased 4000 battery terminal PCBs and 200 of each of the necessary connector interfaces from Newbury Electronics. BIZ Karts manufactures 200+ electric karts per year and each one includes up to 20 of these battery terminal PCBs, depending on the model and size of the battery. Christopher Day, Electric Powertrain Systems Engineer for BIZ Karts, explains more about the work that Newbury Electronics has undertaken for the company. "We use three different PCBs from Newbury on our electric karts. Two are simple connector interfaces that have helped us to create a robust module that contains all our control electronics on our electric karts. The PCB's allow connection to the external components and sensors." He continued; The battery terminal PCBs are used in our lithium battery packs. They allow for a safe, fused, connection between the cells and the Battery Management System (BMS) that measures the individual cell voltages. We also include a small temperature sensor on each PCB." Newbury Electronics initially provided the prototype PCBs and were then able to replicate the same quality of parts when BIZ Karts required them in greater volume. Philip King, managing director at Newbury Electronics; said; "BIZ Karts is another example of a UK manufacturing success story and we are delighted that not only the quality of our products but the additional supporting activity such as appropriate packing and prompt delivery have helped to develop and maintain our relationship with this company. We are about to start work on their latest order which will be completed in the coming weeks.

 

Feel-good light for offices, education and healthcare facilities

29 October 2015

Feel-good light for offices, education and healthcare facilities image

Tridonic has expanded its product portfolio in the Tunable White segment with the addition of the square TALEXXengine QLE PREMIUM LED module. This has been designed specifically for area luminaires in healthcare facilities, offices and educational establishments. People, be they patients, staff or students who spend many hours in artificial lighting will be the main beneficiaries. "Natural daylight has a positive effect on our well-being, health and productivity. It helps alleviate mood swings and keeps our biorhythms in balance. Dynamically adjustable light that changes over the course of the day has a comparable effect," explains Martin Thompson, Technical Services Manager at Tridonic. The new offering is a square lighting solution known as the Tunable White Area System, which is tailored precisely to the area luminaires often found in healthcare facilities, offices and educational establishments..

 

Apeer's new Lumi system developed with help from Kommerling

27 October 2015

Apeer's new Lumi system developed with help from Kommerling image

Kommerling UK has played a key role in assisting Apeer with the development of its new and highly acclaimed Lumi range of windows, bi-folds and doors. The full range which was recently exhibited at the Grand Designs Show in Birmingham, has been well received by both the industry and the public as it combines the best in modern styling with the latest energy efficiency and security features. Robert Foster, developer at Apeer, explains more about how the two companies have worked together; "We have been working on this new range for some time and since we first spoke with Kommerling about our ideas they have offered us unrivalled technical support and information and this has been a great help with our design and testing procedures." The flat, uninterrupted profile that characterises the range, conceals triple glazing that has been structurally bonded to an internal core of high-strength, glass fibre, reinforced profiles. This utilisation of the latest technologies and products means that the Lumi range are some of the most energy efficient windows and doors currently on the market. Les Elliott, Business Development Manager at Kommerling explained more; "Working with our customers and helping them with their product development has always been, and continues to be, a key part of the Kommerling business approach. There is no doubt that the Lumi range epitomises the best in both glazing technology and design and will enhance the aesthetics of any building in which it is installed."

 

PCBs from Newbury to Detroit

12 October 2015

PCBs from Newbury to Detroit image

Newbury Electronics has announced that it is supplying PCBs to Detroit Electric, an innovator in the design and development of pure electric vehicles. The PCBs are a key component in Detroit Electric's development of the battery packs for the Geely Emgrand EC7 sedan, which is a medium to high end luxury brand vehicle that should be available for purchase in July 2016. John Perrott, Senior VP Supply Chain at Detroit Electric, explains how the company came to work with Newbury Electronics. "We had a tight manufacturing lead time and the company supplying the PCBs for the SP:01 units couldn't support us. Fortunately I was given the contact details for Newbury via Lotus Cars and we have not looked back since then." Newbury Electronics has supplied 675 PCB's that are used within the battery pack for measuring and monitoring the cell temperatures within the modules. These packs, sufficient for 25 vehicles, have been used to support initial pre- production build of the vehicles. The plan is to source all material locally in China for when full production commences. "Quality prototyping carried out with experienced engineers is a key part of the development of any new vehicle and we are delighted that an international company like Detroit Electric was referred to us and that we have been able to meet their demands;" said Newbury Electronics' managing director, Philip King.

 

Tridonic appoints experienced industry professional to new sales role

23 September 2015

Tridonic appoints experienced industry professional to new sales role image

Tridonic UK has announced the appointment of Kevin Purcell, formerly of Helvar, to the role of Area Sales Manager for both linear and LED components to the lighting industry. Having spent 27 years with his previous employer, most recently as UK Sales Manager, Kevin brings with him extensive knowledge and an in-depth understanding of all aspects of the UK lighting industry. Commenting on his move, Kevin Purcell said; "In my opinion Tridonic are the market leaders for the development of LED components, lighting and control products. The LED market, in particular, is growing at a rate that requires innovation and speed in order to bring the latest technology to the market and to support customer's rapidly evolving requirements. "We are delighted that Kevin has decided to join us at what is an exciting time for not only Tridonic but also for the wider lighting industry. Lighting is becoming smart and the next generation of Tridonic products that are under development at the moment will take intelligent lighting to a new level in the next couple of years," commented Richard Strode, Managing Director, Tridonic.

 

Community Christmas receives Big Lottery grant.

14 September 2015

Community Christmas receives Big Lottery grant. image

Community Christmas, the national charitable organisation that believes 'no elderly person in the UK should be alone on Christmas Day unless they want to be', is delighted to have been awarded a grant from the Big Lottery Fund. Community Christmas offers support to organisers across the country who are interested in hosting activities on Christmas Day that will start to build links within their community. The organisation also maintains a database of such events that can be accessed by the elderly and those that care about them to ensure that they have somewhere to go for companionship on Christmas Day.

 

World class racing yachts have Newbury Electronics' PCBs at the heart of their performance monitoring systems.

09 August 2015

World class racing yachts have Newbury Electronics' PCBs at the heart of their performance monitoring systems. image

Sailors in high performance racing yachts are the latest to benefit from advancements in electronics which allow them to monitor every aspect of their vessel's performance and the prevailing conditions. Many will have fitted their yacht with a Bravo Systems solution which has at its heart PCBs from Newbury Electronics.

 

Tridonic provides LED installation for Durham Cathedral LEGO model

02 August 2015

Tridonic  provides LED installation for Durham Cathedral LEGO model image

Durham Cathedral in LEGO, part of the Cathedral's fundraising appeal for its £10 million Open Treasure project, was illuminated for the first time to celebrate the model's second birthday. A joint initiative between Tridonic and Thorn Lighting meant that LED light strips and the associated control equipment had been installed throughout the completed section of the model and these were switched on by the Bishop of Durham earlier this month. The design of the interior lighting for this model highlights the internal features such as the Font and the Cathedral's infamous sandstone pillars.

 

SIRE's cloud is exactly the right place for FlightDataPeople's innovative Safety & Risk Management Solutions

28 July 2015

SIRE's cloud is exactly the right place for FlightDataPeople's innovative Safety & Risk Management Solutions image

A cloud based solution from SIRE has proved to be highly appropriate in both name and performance for FlightDataPeople (FDP) and its two safety and risk management products for the aviation sector; SMS 360 and FDM360. Both solutions use information derived from the aircraft black box (Flight Data Recorder) along with data from safety occurrence reports submitted by flight crew and other operational staff alongside findings from safety and quality audits. With an intuitive interface and powerful analysis capabilities SMS 360 users have full oversight of their organisation, are able to promote a more effective safety culture and take a proactive approach to risk and safety management.

 

SIRE hosts visit for local MP, Dr Philip Lee

20 July 2015

SIRE hosts visit for local MP, Dr Philip Lee image

SIRE Technology was delighted to welcome local MP, Dr Philip Lee, to its Crowthorne offices last week. Also in attendance was Eddie Rogan, Sales and Marketing Director from FlightDataPeople (FDP), who are also based on the Wellington Business Park and are customers of SIRE. The purpose of Dr Lee's visit was to learn more about how SIRE's cloud based data services, and in particular the work they have done with FDP to develop an innovative risk and safety management solution for the aviation industry.

 

Newbury Electronics' PCBs deliver enhanced functionality to Matrix' standard telematics system

13 July 2015

Newbury Electronics' PCBs deliver enhanced functionality to Matrix' standard telematics system image

Newbury Electronics has recently completed its latest consignment of PCBs for Matrix Telematics, an international provider of telematics systems for vehicle management and tracking. The two companies have been working together for over five years and this success is based on; "the relationship, performance and cost," according to Matrix Managing Director, Geoff Ball. He continued; "When looking for a supplier for prototype boards it was a conscious decision on our part to find a UK supplier. Over the years that we have worked with the team at Newbury Electronics we have been delighted with both the quality of the products that they engineer and also the customer service and support." The units are incorporated into the final telematics system to provide enhanced functionality to the basic unit (which is manufactured overseas). One example is when a PCB is used to connect an RF receiver to provide additional driver identity information to supplement the vehicle data that is already being collated. Philip King, Managing Director of Newbury Electronics, said; "This is another positive example of a company choosing a UK manufacturer in preference to an overseas supplier. The quality of our work and our understanding of their requirements combined with the benefits of same day delivery, if required, are encouraging more and more UK companies to review their supply chains and look closer to home for suppliers, which is good for us and for the wider manufacturing sector."

 

Newbury Electronics helps UK school's engineering team to bring home top award in European competition

02 July 2015

Newbury Electronics helps UK school's engineering team to bring home top award in European competition image

Newbury Electronicswas delighted to hear that Team Impulse, a group of students from St Paul's School, London had won first place in the European CanSat 2015 competition. The company first became involved with this team of young engineers when they were asked to supply prototype PCBs back in the autumn of 2014. These were then incorporated into the satellite that secured them first place in the UK competition and took them onto the final international round, held in Lisbon, Portugal last weekend.

 

Albert Jagger strengthens its bond with Kommerling

07 June 2015

Albert Jagger strengthens its bond with Kommerling image

Albert Jagger, an established supplier of marine and commercial vehicle components, has announced that it is adding to its range of marine products and has started to stock Koeraflex VP990 and the KO-Rapid MMA (Methyl Methacrylate Adhesives) range from Kommerling. Kommerling, a member of the BMF, already supplies Albert Jagger with specialist marine adhesives, caulking and sealants, many of which bear the internationally recognised Maritime Organisation Wheelmark. Justin Roe, Sales Director at Albert Jagger, said; "Kommerling's products have been well received by our customers and we are delighted to be able to extend the range of polymers and adhesives for this important but specialised market. The support we receive from Kommerling is excellent and we look forward to building our business in the coming months."

 

Another client embraces the power of video on their website

03 June 2015

Another client embraces the power of video on their website image

Newbury Electronics is the latest of my clients to embrace the power of video content on its website. The design and production of PCBs may not seem like an obvious subject for a video but with a little bit of thought and creativity even they can be made interesting. Check out the full video hereNewbury Electronics

 

Tridonic Innovation - More design, less installation

18 May 2015

Tridonic Innovation - More design, less installation image

As miniaturised light sources, LEDs offer great design freedom to luminaire manufacturers and interior designers. However, to date LED drivers, which are essential and need a lot more space than the light sources themselves, have placed restrictions on the design. With the new TALEXXengine DC String, Tridonic is offering an LED solution which makes AC/DC converters and DC/DC components go their separate ways, creating opportunities for new design ideas. The system supports the trend towards the miniaturisation of LED luminaires, increasing freedom of design and making installation easier at the same time. In present LED lighting solutions, each LED light source needs an LED driver which contains an AC/DC converter and a DC/DC component. The AC/DC converter takes up most of the space in the LED driver, and hence determines the component's minimum size. This component is therefore an obstacle to further miniaturising LED luminaires and increasing design freedom. Martin Thompson, Tridonic Technical Services Manager explains more about the new offering; "In the DC String LED solution, the AC/DC converter element is separated from the conventional LED drivers and installed at a central location from where it can supply LED light sources with a total output of up to 150 W in an energy-efficient way. The individual light sources, or luminaires, are now only equipped with a low-profile compact DC/DC module, or the module has already been integrated into the light source, eliminating the limitations that AC/DC converters have created so far. This gives luminaire manufacturers the opportunity of further miniaturising LED luminaires and developing even smaller lighting solutions, which blend discreetly into the room and offer impressive high system efficiency." He concludes; "Tridonic has reached a milestone in lighting design with this DC String LED solution."

 

SIRE completes registration on the G-Cloud

12 May 2015

SIRE completes registration on the G-Cloud image

SIRE Technology has announced that it is now registered with the UK government's G-cloud. The G-Cloud is a framework through which suppliers can provide public sector buyers with cloud-based services such as web hosting, site analytics or document collaboration tools. Once a company is registered on the G-Cloud it removes the need for them to complete endless sets of complex and time consuming pre-tender documents that are an inevitable part of the public sector procurement process. "Securing our listing on the G-Cloud positions SIRE as a company that matches these stringent criteria and gives both existing and potential customers peace of mind. Our listing has already enabled us to submit tenders for a number of high value projects and I am hopeful that we will be successful," said Russell Cook, managing director of SIRE. Buyers looking for supplies can enter their key requirements and the on-line service will then match them with a number of possible providers.

 

Tridonic help to deliver significant savings at Bournemouth International Centre car park

10 May 2015

Tridonic help to deliver significant savings at Bournemouth International Centre car park image

The installation of approximately 400 Tridonic LED lights in the multi-story car park at Bournemouth International Centre has delivered significant savings in its first twelve months. The project to replace the original fluorescent lights was undertaken by Littledown, a specialist lighting control's company that has a long standing relationship with Tridonic. "We are investing in energy-saving initiatives across our venues which is vital to cutting energy dependence, costs and CO₂ emissions," says Peter Portnoi, Head of Facilities Management for BH Live, the social enterprise which manages Bournemouth International Centre in partnership with Bournemouth Borough Council. "Last year, our on-site electrical crew came up with the concept and designed a new, energy-efficient lighting scheme for our 650 space multi-storey car park at Bournemouth International Centre. They teamed up with the Dorset-based, family-run company, Littledown Lighting to install the system and, thanks to the new Tridonic low energy LED installation complete with motion sensors, we have saved 134378 KWh of power and reduced carbon emissions by 45% in just 12 months." Steve Reid, managing director at Littledown said; "The biggest challenge with this project was that the car-park needed to remain open throughout the three month refit but with careful planning we were able to keep disruption to a minimum. The existing fpluorescent gear trays were replaced with Tridonic's LED Boards and approximately 400 LCAI drivers. In addition to the significant savings in energy that these new fittings have delivered we expect a significant reduction in the number of lamp replacements and all the fittings carry the standard five year Tridonic warranty."

 

New generation of GRAFT products on show at London Build, June 18th, 2015, Stand D18

26 April 2015

New generation of GRAFT products on show at London Build, June 18th, 2015, Stand D18 image

Visitors to London Build, will be able to get their first look at the new, distinct packaging for the award winning GRAFT range and see the recently launched GRAFT Product Assistance app on Polyseam's stand, No D18. Polyseam, the company behind the range, has responded to customer feed back and in addition to refining the product has simplified the selection process with the packaging. Olando Salina, marketing manager explained more; "The range is now packaged in distinctive colour coded tubes, each bearing clear icons to assist with product selection and showing key attributes. We will also be demonstrating and encouraging people to download the new GRAFT Product Assistant app which can be downloaded from the Apple, Google Play and Microsoft stores, and provides further information about the range, demonstration videos and special promotions."

 

Motorsport engineers of the future select PCBs from Newbury Electronics for telemetry system

21 April 2015

Motorsport engineers of the future select PCBs from Newbury Electronics for telemetry system image

Student engineers from Kingston University have turned to Newbury Electronics for both design advice and the manufacture of a series of bespoke PCBs for use in their latest Formula Student Electric car. Engineering departments from universities from across the country compete every year in a race where conventional combustion engines compete head-to-head with alternative fuelled vehicles. Christopher Hockuba is the student team member at Kingston University responsible for Suspension & Telemetry in the 2015 vehicle, and he explains more about his work with Newbury Electronics; " Designing the telemetry system for the Formula Student car is part of my final year project. One of the measurements that we need to take from the vehicle is suspension travel and there are several ways to record this data. However the most efficient one, in terms of cost/performance, is to use a rotary hall effect sensor. The sensors needed to be I2C compatible because this standard gives a very good performance and only uses two wires for communication." He continues; Measuring suspension travel is important in a Formula Student Car as you want to have exactly the right amount of mechanical grip and this can be achieved by fine tuning dampers, anti-roll bar and the suspension geometry." In addition the boards, of which the Newbury Electronics' PCBs are an integral part, will also be used to monitor the throttle position sensors. "We are delighted to be able to support the team from Kingston University and share with them our knowledge and expertise. British engineering is some of the best in the world and by supporting the next generation of engineers we are helping to ensure that this key sector continues to grow and flourish; " said Philip King, managing director at Newbury Electronics.

 

Newbury Electronics help to bring the joys of making music to severely disabled youngsters.

26 March 2015

Newbury Electronics help to bring the joys of making music to severely disabled youngsters. image

Soundbeam, the designers and manufacturers of the Soundbeam, an award-winning 'touch free' device which uses sensor technology to translate body movement into music and sound turned to Newbury Electronics when they need PCBs for their product. Cindy Crossland, of Soundbeam explained more: "The boards have a colour membrane with the switch number attached to it. The switches that use the PCB's, are triggered by touch and are part of the Soundbeam kit that is sold with the touch free sensors. The sensors are ultrasonic, ie they detect movement however small and translate this into music and sound." The switches can operate over a distance of 20m and are colourful, versatile, tactile and most importantly sensitive to the stimuli produced by the musician. "We needed well engineered and thin PCBs for this project and Newbury Electronics worked closely with us to ensure both the high quality of the design and manufacture." She continued; We have not been disappointed and the PCBs from Newbury Electronics have proved to be very reliable." Being able to get this expertise and the highest production standards from a UK based company was also an added bonus for Soundbeam, who wherever possible are keen to support UK businesses.

 

New website from Tridonic Distribution provides comprehensive product information

24 March 2015

New website from Tridonic Distribution provides comprehensive product information image

Tridonic Distribution continues its growth and investment with the announcement of a new website http://www.tridonicdist.co.uk/index.html Tridonic's extensive portfolio includes LED and OLED light sources, electronic lighting control gear and digital lighting control systems and the site provides easy to navigate information about the ever increasing product range. Luke Arter, Sales Director at Tridonic Distribution, said; "It is now the norm for people to search online when they start any new project or want to source a produce and we were conscious that our absence from the on-line world was working against us. This new website will allow OEMs to quickly and easily identify the range of products. My colleagues and I will then provide them with any additional support that they may require regarding specific products etc."

 

SIRE Technology shortlisted in the annual Business Continuity Awards

23 March 2015

SIRE Technology shortlisted in the annual Business Continuity Awards image

Berkshire based SIRE Technology has been shortlisted for an award in the new category of Resilience in Infrastructure & IT Service Delivery at the annual Business Continuity Awards, organised in conjunction with CIR magazine. The award will be presented to the organisation with the most resilient approach to its IT service delivery and will take into account the planning for continuity as part of a larger strategy and the overall design of IT infrastructure from both the resilience and efficiency perspectives. Russell Cook, managing director at SIRE, said; "We are delighted to have been shortlisted in this new category alongside some much larger, well established organisations. This is a vindication of our approach which aims to achieve a balance between security and availability alongside innovation and scalability."

 

Irish construction and marine markets to benefit from Kommerling products as Laydex becomes national distributor

18 March 2015

Irish construction and marine markets to benefit from Kommerling products as Laydex becomes national distributor image

Kommerling UK has signed an agreement with Laydex for the Belfast based company to distribute its extensive range of marine products including the highly regarded Korapur 925 as well as some of its market leading construction products, including the sealant Rallithane 810. Commenting on the arrangement, Ian Little, Business Manager for Automotive, Construction & Industrial Division at Kommerling said; "We are delighted that Laydex has chosen the Kommerling marine range to spearhead their move into this market. We will also benefit as the company is well established and respected across the Irish market and will play a key role in increasing sales of both the construction and marine ranges." "The majority of products in the Kommerling marine range carry the internationally recognised Wheel Mark which recognises quality and immediately instils confidence in boat builders when they are choosing sealants and adhesives. We are relatively new as a supplier into the marine market but see real opportunities and will use our experience across other sectors to deliver a quality service to this burgeoning market," said Morrow Horner, Director at Laydex.

 

SIRE's new partnership with Blackfoot will give customers access to the latest thinking and support for their Compliance Management

10 March 2015

SIRE's new partnership with Blackfoot will give customers access to the latest thinking and support for their Compliance Management image

Reflecting its goal of ensuring that any organisation's IT adds real value to the core business, SIRE Technology has agreed a partnership with Blackfoot. Blackfoot is an information risk, security and compliance specialist company that seeks to ensure that organisations are compliant with the current legislation pertinent to their own sector. Working closely together and with each customer this new arrangement between SIRE and Blackfoot will alleviate many of the concerns and anxieties that small business owners might have about keeping track of legislative and regulatory changes that might impact on how they operate their business. Russell Cook, MD at SIRE explains more about this latest edition to the company's services; "Whilst you may have appointed a managed service provider (MSP) to act as your IT department you still have a responsibility to be aware of what they are doing. The ultimate goal of many of these legislative measures is to ensure greater security, reliability and responsibility from organisations that are dealing with valuable assets such as business or personal data. Should something go wrong and data be lost or compromised due to a breach of security your ignorance will not be a defence and this is where CMaaS, or Compliance Management as a Service can really help."

 

Kommerling's Ködiguard liquid composite used on repairs to historic 'Libertas' monument in Estonian capital.

09 March 2015

Kömmerling's liquid composite partner in Estonia, Andrese Klaasi, is manufacturing and installing replacement panels for the famous War of Independence Victory Monument, located in Freedom Square,Tallinn, Estonia. Illuminated from inside, the structure, known as "Liberates", provides a stunning centrepiece to the ancient capital city. Damage to the monument over the last four years has led to the replacement of six panels with another due for installation in the near future. Each panel is two metres long and varies in width between 650mm to 950mm. The glass has a depth of 50mm so the weight of the panels varies from 160kg up to 240kg. The panels have a strict specification covering the, thick, heavily decorative, tempered and textured laminated glass and are manufactured in the Andrese Klaasi AS plant , where the Ködiguard liquid composite is applied. The passive curing and complicity with textured surfaces and asymmetrical substrates of the composite makes it the ideal product for this unusual project. Upon completion each panel will then be structurally bolted to the memorial. Chairman of Andrese Klaasi AS, Gerd Veelma, explained; "It is an honour to work on this memorial and to have our experience and expertise in the use of glass in construction recognised. Our capabilities have been greatly improved as a result of our recent developments and investment in processing the Kömmerling range of liquid laminating materials. This versatile range of laminating products allows us to offer products for sound reduction, safety, security and mechanical applications."

 

Satellite technology could become accessible to all

17 February 2015

Satellite technology could become accessible to all image

Newbury Electronics is helping the Satellite Applications Catapult, an innovation and technology company fostering economic growth through the exploitation of space, to bring the benefits of satellite technology to all businesses and organisations, regardless of their size. Newbury Electronics has recently used its specialist production skills to supply the Catapult with prototype circuit boards that measure 44mm x 44mm, slightly smaller than a credit card. Chris Brunskill, Upstream Technologies Lead at the Catapult, explains more; "Making satellite technology and the benefits it can deliver available to a wider audience is one of the goals of our organisation. Currently the smallest viable satellites are about the size of a loaf of bread but we have now been able to develop a prototype, the PocketQube that has the same functionality but is the size of a pack of butter and weighs only 180 grams. We couldn't have achieved this without Newbury Electronics input and specialist engineering skills and it is great that there are UK companies with this world beating knowledge and expertise." The boards were designed by two summer interns working at the Catapult and then passed to Newbury's specialist team for production. Using their experience they were able to offer advice re the orientation of the boards and were able to accommodate the changing demands of the project as it evolved over a two month period. Following an initial production of 10 boards, the company is about to start producing a second batch for use by the Catapult in a series of public events being held later in the spring.

 

Kommerling a key partner in the development of construction grade laminated glass with LEDs.

01 February 2015

Kommerling a key partner in the development of construction grade laminated glass with LEDs. image

Kommerling has worked in partnership with South Korean based G-SMATT Global Co to develop G-Smatt Glass. This innovative glass based product is thought to be the world's first ever electronic building material capable of turning buildings into media screens that provide fun, interactive 'architainment' (Architectural Entertainment) space and much more. Please click on the following link to see a selection of videos showing the glass in use YouTube

 

Newbury Bobsleigh driver, Annabel Chaffey selected for international competition.

20 January 2015

Newbury Bobsleigh driver, Annabel Chaffey selected for international competition. image

Following an impressive 2nd place finish in the first ever FIBT* international monobob race held in Lillehammer, Norway just before Christmas, Annabel Chaffey of Hamstead Marshall, has been selected to represent Great Britain again in the remaining two races of this inaugural season of competition. As the name suggests, monobobs are smaller bobsleighs designed to be pushed and driven by a single athlete and will be the only type used in next year's Youth Winter Olympic Games. Commenting on her selection, Annabel, a Year 12 student at Park House School, said; "The trip to Norway was a great experience and it was really exciting to drive the monobobs for the first time. I was delighted with my second place finish and hope to improve on that in the next two races. I am training hard at the gym to improve my strength which is key to getting a fast push start." Whilst at Lillehammer, Annabel set a world record for the Ladies' Monobob start time for the track. All being well she hopes to return to the track and defend this record in February 2016 at the Youth Olympics. Annabel, aSports Aid, funded athlete will travel out to Konigsee, Germany on February 8th, for training on this challenging track and then following the second round of races on the 13th, will travel with the rest of the GB Bobsleigh youth team to St Moritz, Switzerland for the final competition.

 

Tridonic unveils connecDIM, an easy-to-integrate light management system

19 January 2015

Tridonic unveils connecDIM, an easy-to-integrate light management system image

Tridonic, a leader in the provision of lighting controls and luminaires today launched connecDIM. This new system, comprising a connecDIM Gateway and a connecDIM Cloud, combines cost efficiency and user-friendly design with decentralised light monitoring and control options from anywhere in the world. A long-term study conducted by Zumtobel, (Tridonic's parent company) in cooperation with the Fraunhofer IAO has confirmed that the present lighting situation in many offices often does not meet the requirements of the various groups of users. Lighting that is tailored to the needs of occupants has been shown to improve their well-being and make workplaces more attractive. "When asked, more than 50 percent of all employees would like individually adjustable lighting that they can tailor to their specific needs and to the requirements of changing work situations," commented Simon Blazey, Pre Sales Manager, Northern Europe for Tridonic. He continued; "connecDIM makes this possible. This light management solution not only enables the lighting to be monitored at any time and from anywhere in the world, it also allows employees to adjust the lighting to suit their own individual needs quickly and easily via a PC or smartphone app." Both the intensity and the light colour (Tunable White) can be adjusted, thereby making employees feel more comfortable at work, as those who took part in the study can testify.

 

Newbury Electronics ends 2014 on a high with record recruitment together with plans for further opportunities ahead.

06 January 2015

Newbury Electronics ends 2014 on a high with record recruitment together with plans for further opportunities ahead. image

"Our clients expect perfection and that is what our trainees are learning to achieve both as individuals and as part of our team," comments Philip King, MD, Newbury Electronics as the company ends 2014 on a high with record recruitment and further opportunities ahead. Newbury Electronics, a leader in the design and production of PCBs and innovative electronic design, ended one of its most successful years with an increased work force and with still more opportunities for employment in 2015. With 19 new members of staff, in a variety of roles, having joined the company in the past year, the company's work force now totals 73 and is a reflection of the company's continuing growth and development. Philip King, managing director, said; "2014 was an exciting year for Newbury Electronics and we look forward to carrying this energy and excitement into 2015. In addition to the growing work force we have been able to make significant investments in our premises and a number of major pieces of manufacturing equipment that ensures our production capabilities are of the highest quality and efficiency."

 

Specialist PCBs from Newbury Electronics assist with ground breaking animal tracking research programme

16 December 2014

Specialist PCBs from Newbury Electronics assist with ground breaking animal tracking research programme image

Newbury Electronics has used its considerable expertise and experience to help Dr Mark Holton and the Swansea Live Animal Monitoring (SLAM) group, led by Professor Rory Wilson at Swansea University, to design and produce an innovative range of extremely light weight but robust tracking devices to aid their research into previously unknown animal behaviour. "We first approached Newbury Electronics with our initial designs back in the spring. Since then they have worked closely with us to design the circuit boards in the most compact way possible but in a way which still enables us to combine information from multiple sensors. We have trialled different designs from several different manufacturers, but Newbury Electronics' products are of a higher quality, the company is far more responsive and more competitively priced," said Dr Holton, also MD of Wildbyte Technologies Ltd. Philip King, MD at Newbury Electronics, said; "This is another exciting illustration of how our bespoke engineering skills can be harnessed to provide hitherto unknown data and information. In the past 12 months PCBs from Newbury Electronics have been used in an unique art installation, a ground breaking medical diagnostic tool, oceanography research buoys and in the latest consumer electronics product, the Touch Board. I believe this is an exciting time for the electronics industry and for UK manufacturers like ourselves who have proving themselves in a global marketplace."

 

SIRE expands its technical team with its latest appointment

27 November 2014

SIRE expands its technical team with its latest appointment image

SIRE, a leader in the provision of cloud based business continuity services, has appointed James Burrows. In his capacity as Senior Infrastructure Engineer he will be key to providing high quality technical support for both existing and new customers, especially those with complex migration projects. Russell Cook, SIRE MD, said; "We are delighted that not only has James joined our team bringing with him his considerable experience, but also that our business is continuing to grow and provide opportunities for local employment. This is the third new appointment in the last six months." Prior to joining SIRE, Burrows spent over nine years with HP in a similar project implementation role. Commenting on his move to SIRE, he said; "The time was right for a change and SIRE seemed to offer me the opportunity to use my technical knowledge but being a smaller organisation there is also scope for me to make a real contribution to the overall business." In addition to his a degree in Business Information Systems from Portsmouth University, James also holds a number of industry recognised Microsoft qualifications.

 

Specialist software company, TWG Systems selects SIRE's cloud

27 November 2014

TWG Systems, a specialist supplier of online systems based around Microsoft's ASP.Net technology and Sharepoint, has selected SIRE Technology to be its cloud provider. With a total of seven servers hosting their solutions, TWG is planning a phased transfer to SIRE and has already completed the first phase successfully. IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) is becoming increasingly common as the cloud based solutions are becoming more widely accepted across all aspects of industry. "It doesn't matter how good our online systems are in terms of meeting the specific needs of our clients' businesses if the servers upon which they are running are not reliable or responsive," said Andrew Twigg, managing director at TWG Systems. "Towards the end of last year this unreliability was starting to impact upon our business reputation so I knew it was time to change. It became clear that SIRE not only understand how critical the server's performance was to our sustained business success, but also shared our ethos in terms of working in partnership with customers." Russell Cook, SIRE's MD explains; "Within a couple of days of the initial enquiry we were able to provide a demonstration Virtual Private Server (VPS) solution, built to TWG's specific requirements. This was delivered using our own IBM enterprise grade server and storage hardware which is located at UK data centres. We were confident that we would address the issue of speed and reliability and TWG were not disappointed. After some additional testing it was agreed that we would commence the transfer and our solution now provides support for several of TWG's clients."

 

Polyseam to exhibit at Totally DIY 2015 , Stand H8

21 November 2014

Polyseam to exhibit at Totally DIY 2015 , Stand H8 image

Polyseam, the company behind the GRAFT brand of sealants, adhesives and fillers designed for the both professional builder and DIY exponents, will be exhibiting the full range at Totally DIY 2015. This is the third time the company has attended this event which takes place at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry from 15th-17th February 2015. Newly appointed marketing manager, Olando Salina, said; "Totally DIY has always been a key part of our marketing activity and we are delighted to be attending again. The GRAFT range received a positive response when it was launched there and we are looking forward to showing visitors to the show the latest developments for this range with a number of live product demonstrations. We will also sharing some of our ideas about future products."

 

Polyseam appoints marketing manager as it prepares to extend its product range, invest in its manufacturing capabilities & build on European success.

10 November 2014

Polyseam appoints marketing manager as it prepares to extend its product range, invest in its manufacturing capabilities & build on European success. image

Polyseam an established developer and manufacturer of sealants and adhesives has announced the appointment of Olando Salina as the company's marketing manager. He joins the company at an exciting time as it announces plans to develop its own range of premium products and it has also just completed the purchase of land for a new manufacturing facility, close to its existing factory in Huddersfield. The company is also hoping to continue to build on the proven success of its products in the wider Northern European construction and fire protection market.

 

As business flourishes Newbury Electronics installs three new SMD (surface mounted device) placement machines.

03 November 2014

In response to its ever expanding order book, Newbury Electronics has recently installed three new Yamaha I-Pulse M20 SMD placement machines in its modern production facility in Newbury. This investment more than doubles the company's production capabilities and takes the total number of SMD machines to five, (making the company the second largest user of this technology in the UK). "These new machines are the latest stage in a planned programme of investment in both equipment and facilities for Newbury Electronics," explained managing director, Philip King. "These new machines will ensure that we provide our customers with components manufactured to the highest standards of accuracy but also within the tight delivery time frames that many of our customers demand in today's highly competitive market." To see the machines in action visit http://www.newburyelectronics.co.uk

 

Kommerling's new liquid composite for glass, Ködiguard Conservation, significantly reduces UV light damage

15 October 2014

Kommerling's new liquid composite for glass, Ködiguard Conservation, significantly reduces UV light damage image

Kommerling is launching the latest addition to its range; Ködiguard Conservation. This specialist colourless liquid composite is specifically designed for applications where the highest reduction of ultra violet light transmission across the full UV light spectrum is required without effecting quality of naturally transmitted light. Emma Telford, textile conservator, explains more; "Historic textiles always need to be protected from ultra-violet light, the most damaging wavelength in the spectrum for textiles. UV filters applied directly to glass, whether on windows or in frames, are a useful tool in the limited repertoire of available methods to block this particular type of light."

 

Newbury Electronics to produce innovative new PCB consumer product , the Touch Board.

14 October 2014

Newbury Electronics to produce innovative new PCB consumer product , the Touch Board. image

After nearly twelve months of development work and testing,Newbury Electronics has completed the manufacture and supply of the first 15,000 Touch Boards for Bare Conductive. This exciting new product allows anyone to engage with the endless possibilities of electronics in a fun and intuitive way and Newbury Electronics has played an integral role in bringing this innovative product to market. Becky Pilditch, production manager at Bare Conductive said; "We knew from the start that the Touch Board offered a real opportunity to make the power of modern electronics available and exciting to a far wider audience. We also knew that, if at all possible, we wanted to use a UK manufacturer to partner us and help realise our ambition in bringing this idea to the market. Newbury Electronics has far exceeded our expectations and has worked tirelessly with us to overcome the inevitable hiccups that occur as a concept moves from the drawing board to the shop window."

 

Albert Jagger selects Kommerling's sealants & adhesives as the basis of its new marine offering

28 August 2014

Albert Jagger selects Kommerling's sealants & adhesives as the basis of its new marine offering image

Kommerling UK's marine range of sealants, adhesives and other consumables has been selected by Albert Jagger, an established supplier of marine and commercial vehicle components, to form the core of its newly launched marine product range details can be found at Albert Jagger Adhesives Ian Little, Business Manager at Kommerling, said; "We are delighted to be supplying this range of sealants and adhesives to Albert Jagger and believe that this partnership will provide real opportunity for both companies. Boatbuilders and smaller boat yards are all showing signs of recovery and now is the perfect time for Albert Jagger to launch this new range of products and services." "Many of the products carry the internationally recognised Maritime Organisation Wheel Mark so customers can buy with confidence, knowing that the products will withstand the sometimes punishing conditions experienced on marine vessels," said John Wollaston, Sales Director at Albert Jagger.

 

Tridonic extends sales team with appointment of Chris Slattery as Northern Area Sales Engineer

09 July 2014

Tridonic extends sales team with appointment of Chris Slattery as Northern Area Sales Engineer image

Tridonic, a leading manufacturer and supplier of components for the full range of luminaires, has appointed Chris Slattery as its new Northern Area Sales Engineer. Chris will be responsible for building a strong relationship and providing full support to the company's customers based north of line from Manchester to Yorkshire, including the whole of Scotland. . Richard Strode, Tridonic's UK and Nordic region managing director, said; "We are delighted that Chris has joined the company and envisage him working closely with Alec Fielding, Key Account Manager, to build our business in this important region. It will also enable us to provide an improved level of service and support for our customers, from the initial stages of an enquiry, through the tender process and the final delivery and install."

 

Newbury Electronics marks start of a 2-phase redevelopment programme with visit from local MP, Richard Benyon

15 June 2014

Newbury Electronics marks start of a 2-phase redevelopment programme with visit from  local MP, Richard Benyon image

Newbury Electronics welcomed local West Berkshire MP, Richard Benyon, to its premises to learn more about the company's redevelopment of its Newbury site. Work on the initial phase started in June as part of a two phase development which will ultimately provide increased production space, new offices and deliver savings in both water and electricity consumption. Philip King, managing director, explained more about the company's plans; "This first phase of development has four key objectives namely; • to replace the on-site temporary sheds, containers, and structures with a purpose built single storey storage building • to reduce water consumption by at least 50% • to reduce total factory electricity usage by 20% • to provide extra space to enable us to maintain production during the course of the second phase build. If all goes to plan both phases should be completed by the end of 2015 and we will start to see the benefits of the investments we are making."

 

Local wool and craft store, YarnFest moves to new, larger premises and extends opening times

19 May 2014

Local wool and craft store, YarnFest moves to new, larger premises and extends opening times image

YarnFest, the independent wool and yarn retailer, that has been located in the garden centre in Hermitage for the last three years, is moving to new, larger premises. The company has secured the lease on the former old telephone exchange in the village and will celebrate its new venture and premises with a series of special promotions and demonstrations on Saturday May 24th.

 

Concerned about business continuity and security?

11 May 2014

Concerned about business continuity and security? image

Visit SIRE at Thames Valley Expo to find out how they can help dispel these concerns * Windsor Racecourse, June 12, 2014 For many the memory of the floods at the start of the year are beginning to fade but what would have happened to your business if the water levels had continued to rise? Ensuring the continuity of your business and the security of your data should be high on the list of any business owner's priorities. SIRE Technology will be showing how its scalable cloud based solutions, backed by robust security and firewall products can provide peace of mind and opportunities for any company, regardless of its size. Russell Cook, managing director at SIRE, said; "Flooding across the region earlier in the year made many organisations aware of just how vulnerable they were. By providing a reliable and secure link to key data many staff would be able to continue to operate from home if a similar situation was to arise again in the future. Added to this, if your premises and data storage facilities were compromised you need to know that there is a back up available so that normal service can be resumed and the viability of your business ensured. These scenarios can affect any organisation, regardless of size and SIRE can offer a tailored and flexible solution to encompass the majority of needs."

 

Newbury Electronics continues its investment programme with the installation of a selective soldering machine.

07 May 2014

Newbury Electronics continues its investment programme with the installation of a selective soldering machine. image

Newbury Electronics has responded to the changing demands of PCB manufacturing and invested in a Ersa Eco-Select 1 selective soldering machine from Blundell Production Equipment. An increasing number of customers were requiring the company to solder PCBs with SMDs (surface mounted devices) on both sides, and big production bottlenecks were building up due to the need to hand solder these boards. It was also difficult to accurately price jobs as hand soldering times were unpredictable and good hand soldering operators are increasingly hard to find.

 

Tridonic appoints Martin Thompson to lead its new customer support services.

05 May 2014

Tridonic appoints Martin Thompson to lead its new customer support services. image

Tridonic, a leading manufacturer and supplier of components for the full range of luminaires, has appointed Martin Thompson to the new role of Field Service and Product Development Engineer. The creation of this new position is the company's first step in a planned programme to enhance the range and quality of support that it offers to its OEMs and other key audiences including architects and specifiers. Richard Strode, who was appointed UK managing director last autumn, said; "Tridonic has extensive experience and knowledge on lighting, its benefits and how to manage it efficiently and we are now making sure that this can be shared with our partners. We hope that with Martin in place we will be able to work in partnership with our customers from the earliest stages of a project right through to post commissioning and maintenance."

 

Newbury Electronics part of ground breaking medical research group

28 April 2014

Newbury Electronics part of ground breaking medical research group image

Newbury Electronics is partnering the University of Southampton and Imperial College in ground breaking research into a new approach to medical diagnostics using PCBs. Newbury Electronics has been appointed as the manufacturing partner on a new research project which is being funded by a £1 million grant, awarded by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council), for manufacturing low-cost, disposable, point-of-care, diagnostic devices. Working with Dr Themis Prodromakis, Reader in Nanoelectronics within the Nano Research Group of Electronics and Computer Science at University of Southampton, and researchers in The Dept of Infection and Immunity of Imperial College Healthcare NHS, Newbury Electronics will bring their extensive knowledge of manufacturing techniques and materials to this innovative work.

 

Polyseam appoints Neil Heffernan as Product Certification Manger

06 April 2014

Polyseam appoints Neil Heffernan as Product Certification Manger image

Polyseam, a leading developer and manufacturer of sealants and adhesives has appointed Neil Heffernan to the new role of Product Certification Manager. With the July 1st deadline for mandatory CE marking of sealants rapidly approaching, this appointment will help Polyseam to lead the way with its comprehensive testing and certification programme. Dave Oram, from Polyseam, said; "Neil brings with him extensive knowledge and understanding of the certification and testing procedures. We have an ever expanding range of products and we want our customers to be confident that they are buying the best product for the job and one that meets all the necessary criteria." One of Neil's first projects will be to obtain full CE certification for the recently launched Graft™ range. "Joining Polyseam gives me a real opportunity to apply my knowledge of testing and certification in a wider commercial market. There is a real drive for improving standards of safety and security across the industry and I'm delighted to be able to help Polyseam take the initiative and position itself as a dynamic organisation that recognises the importance of European legislation, which includes CE marking," said Neil.

 

Newbury Electronics works with leading international artist

24 March 2014

Newbury Electronics works with leading international artist image

Newbury Electronics is supplying 250 individual PCBs to leading designer Moritz Waldemeyer for use in his latest project. The internationally renowned artist has been asked by the Metropolitan by COMO to participate in a charity project for their charity partner, Noah's Ark Children's Hospice. Waldemeyer's art form uses etched metal for the mechanical components and PCB's to create the structure that will be on display in the hotel lobby throughout April. The PCBs will have white LEDs on the outside and blue LEDs on the inside of the egg. "It is great to be part of a project like this which combines the latest in creative thinking with state- of- the-art production techniques to create a unique object of beauty;" said Philip King, managing director at Newbury Electronics. Explaining more about his piece, Waldemeyer said; "Essentially the egg is made from four spirals that are alternatively connected to GND and +12V. We used advance parametric 3D design to create this shape, that is both sculpture and electronic circuit at the same time. This is an innovative approach to light design that we believe has never been done before in this way. He continued; "Newbury Electronics' knowledge and understanding combined with its high production standards and levels of accuracy make them the ideal partner for this project." The finished piece will be 30 cm high.

 

Neil Smith appointed International Sales Manager as Polyseam looks to international markets

24 March 2014

Neil Smith appointed International Sales Manager as Polyseam looks to international markets image

Polyseam, the company behind both the new Graft™ range of sealants and adhesives and also the established Protecta Passive Fire Protection range of products, has announced that Neil Smith has taken on the role of International Sales Manager. His remit is to recruit resellers who may be interested in supporting one or both ranges in key overseas markets. "Graft has had a great response since we launched it earlier this year and we believe that there is a real opportunity for the range in some of the burgeoning overseas markets. We are particularly interested in exploring the possibilities in Eastern Europe and South Africa. Our fire protection range is already a market leader in Northern Europe which gives us a good platform from which we can develop," said Neil. The new Graft™ range bears the strap line 'Hardworking products for hard working people', and incorporates a range of adhesives, sealants and fillers to meet the demands of the end user and the widest range of tasks.

 

Newbury Electronics invests in leading edge technology

17 February 2014

Newbury Electronics invests in leading edge technology image

Newbury Electronics, one of the country's leading designers and manufacturers of printed circuit boards, has installed a laser direct imaging system that will deliver significant benefits to its clients. The new machine, a UV-P300 LDI, is manufactured by Limata, and uses the latest in laser technology to produce far more technically demanding printed circuit boards than could be achieved using the more traditional photo lithographic techniques. It is the first machine of this type to be installed in the country. Philip King, Managing Director at Newbury Electronics, said; "This is a significant investment for our company and one that we believe will make a real difference to both the quality of our products and the efficiency of our service. The old saying 'time is money' is very true in the highly competitive field of manufacturing and being able to deliver the highest quality PCB from here in the UK, with reduced delivery times, gives both us and our clients a real advantage in the market place."

 

Kommerling UK supplies Residence 9 fabricators with "direct glazing system".

13 February 2014

Kommerling UK supplies Residence 9 fabricators with "direct glazing system". image

Kommerling UK has announced that it is supplying 20 of Residence 9's fabricators with its direct glazing system. Residence 9 is rapidly establishing itself in the market as a niche, high value PVCu window system which replicates quality timber window frames by using the latest composite materials and construction methods. Dan Gill, Managing Director of Residence 9, said; "We have been working with Kommerling for some time now and their support and know how has been vital in helping us to bring this new system to the market. By using the Kommerling system our network of over 20 skilled fabricators are able to manufacture aesthetically pleasing windows which not only look great but also meet enhanced standards and the highest levels of thermal efficiency." The main Kommerling materials used are Kodiglaze SDG with Kommerling primers and cleaners. Les Elliott, Business Development Manager at Kommerling, explained more about the benefits of the Direct Glazing system; "By eliminating the need for steel or aluminium reinforcement within the PVCu profiles and replacing it with a bonded system, the thermal properties of each glazed unit (either double or triple) are greatly enhanced, which improves the overall window energy rating (WER). In addition when the glass is bonded directly into the frame, there is a significant improvement in the levels of security. The bond also reduces the amount of water which enters the window frame drainage system, resulting in improvements in both air tightness, weathering resistance and rigidity of the unit.

 

SIRE appointed as a Dell Preferred Partner

12 February 2014

SIRE appointed as a Dell Preferred Partner image

SIRE Technology, a supplier of leading edge cloud technologies, systems and processes, has been appointed as a Dell Preferred Partner. This latest partnership for the company gives its customers access to Dell's latest offerings in both hardware and software and enables SIRE to offer truly flexible and scalable solutions. "We are delighted that SIRE has joined our partner programme. The company has a proven history of the highest level of technical capability that is matched by equally high standards of customer service. We look forward to working with them in 2014 and supporting them as their business continues to develop;" said Martyn Brownlie, Regional Director Dell Software, North EMEA. Russell Cook, managing director at SIRE, said; "Having researched Dell's portfolio and in particular is latest developments and approaches to server technology we felt that becoming a partner would give us a real commercial edge. We have started to implement Dell servers with a number of clients and to date the response has been very positive."

 

Berkshire Junior Badminton to undertake 24 hour badminton marathon in aid of Daisy's Dream

09 January 2014

Berkshire Junior Badminton's combined squads will be taking part in a 24hour sponsored Badminton marathon in February to raise funds for Daisy's Dream. This local charity supports children and their families affected by both life threatening illness and bereavement, throughout Berkshire and the surrounding areas. The event will be held at Elstree School, situated in West Berkshire over the weekend of February 22nd and 23rd, 2014. "We are delighted that Berkshire Junior Badminton has selected Daisy's Dream to be the beneficiary of this amazing challenge ," said Gill Stevens from Daisy's Dream.

 

So how was your Christmas?

08 January 2014

So how was your Christmas? image

As the decorations are packed away for another year Community Christmas has taken a moment to reflect on the success of its campaign to reduce the number of elderly people that were alone this Christmas. The organisation's website listed over 200 locations that were able to accommodate those seeking companionship. Caroline Billington, founder of Community Christmas paid tribute to the network of volunteers across the country who organised these events and put the sparkle into Christmas for a significant number of elderly people. Final statistics are still being compiled from across the country but the organisation knows that it was able to point guests and volunteers in the right direction, and it received a lot of support from Volunteer Centres, along with individual enquiries from relatives who were not going to be around. "Whilst many of us will now put Christmas out of our mind the Community Christmas team is already planning how to make more steps towards its mission of ensuring that no elderly person in the UK is alone on Christmas Day unless they want to be......"

 

 

Tridonic announces a complete package for luminaire upgrades

Tridonic announces a complete package for luminaire upgrades image

Tridonic announces its LLE AC G1 modules, the first economic single-component solution tailored to linear luminaires. Their slim construction, integrated electronics and availability in different lengths opens up a wide range of designs for elegant low-profile luminaires. This solution provides a simple upgrade option for conventional T5/T8 fluorescent luminaires. Anyone looking to modernise a lighting installation with a view to not only improving efficiency but also minimising costs will find the right components in the AC range for linear lighting

 

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