Surface Mount & Through Hole Assembly, Box Build, Cable & Harness, Full Procurement Service
Fully traceable materials procurement from franchised & manufacturer authorised distribution
We provide a complete sub contract manufacturing service which can accommodate production in our UK facility for volume quantities down to small batch. Utilising equipment to produce both through hole (PTH), surface mount (SMT) and mixed technology assemblies. We also offer full box build, cable and harness assembly and testing to customer specification. Design services are available through one of our trusted partners.
We don't charge pick and place machine set up fees which means you can schedule requirements without additional costs and take advantage of higher volume pricing for smaller batch deliveries. We always strive to build to your timescales rather than your product being built when the manufacturer can “fit you in”. We want your business and we don’t want you to feel like we are “doing you a favour” by building your products. There is always a solution if we work together.
We run quality procedures to ISO9001:2008 standard and are solely UK based, with no offshore manufacturing facility. Utilising an Automatic Optical Inspection System (AOI) allows us to verify and record the quality of everything we build, ensuring consistency and reliability. Our ‘can do’ attitude means we never fail to deliver.
From your Bill of Materials (BOM) we can procure all the items required for a specific assembly, including the PCB and any associated enclosure or fabricated parts. Our buying experience ensures customers benefit from a competitive, fixed cost for the entire build. All components are purchased from manufacturer franchised distribution making them fully traceable. We do not buy outside of franchise without prior agreement and then we only use trusted and verified sources. This is only done if component lead-time is an issue or there is an obsolescence problem.
PCBs are purchased from UK companies who have facilities both in the UK and offshore for higher volume projects. We do not source directly from China and all circuits are bare board tested prior to being built on. We offer an array of finishes, technologies and delivery options to suit whatever requirements you may have.
Where a particular part is needed on a regular basis which is critical to your product, we provide a component stocking service to avoid sudden lead-time or obsolescence issues. We can also purchase full reels to obtain better pricing and hold them for use on future builds of your product, also improving availability.
We have the ability to turn your prototypes around to tight deadlines. With access to several PCB companies who can offer lead-times from as little as 24 hours we can get your boards into production – fast!
We will always advise several options to enable you to make the right choice between lead-time and cost. For example, there is no point ordering a PCB on 24 hours if there are components not available for 3 days, ensuring your pre-production costs are kept to manageable levels. All prototypes are subjected to the same Automated Optical Inspection as production builds.
The company is structured so that the operational directors take up active roles within the business ensuring they are involved on a daily basis.
Tony has been in the industry since 1994 and started Contract Purchasing as a dedicated kitting house in 2005. By 2012 Contract Purchasing had started to deliver full assemblies and invested in the equipment needed to bring the manufacturing processes in-house. Tony uses his experience to oversee the production manager and fills the technical role by taking a hands on approach to ensure quality standards are met every single time.
Shaun has been with the company since 2012 and has worked in every area of the business to gain a solid understanding of the industry along the way. This coupled with his previous experience of lean manufacturing processes means that as a customer facing Director, Shaun is able to understand what our clients require and strives to fulfill those expectations in a professional and friendly way.
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