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From Strength to Strength

Speedboard Assembly Services appoints Sales & Business Development Director and Marketing Coordinator Speedboard Assembly Services, a leading Contract Electronics Manufacturer (CEM), is pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Thwaites as Sales & Business Development Director and Kate Morris as Marketing Coordinator. Andy has over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing and business development […]

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Contract Manufacturing Milestone Reached

Speedboard Assembly Services supplies JENOPTIK with its 2000th VECTOR camera unit, through a service in which responsiveness, flexibility and product quality are essential Contract Electronics Manufacturer (CEM) Speedboard Assembly Services has supplied its customer JENOPTIK Traffic Solutions UK with its 2,000th VECTOR camera unit. The CEM has been assembling JENOPTIK’s VECTOR units, of which there […]

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Manufacturer of the Year

Contract Electronics Manufacturer (CEM) Speedboard Assembly Services was named ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ at the 2016 Elektra European Electronics Industry Award ceremony in London on 1st December. The prestigious award was given in recognition of the level of support Speedboard provides its customers under engagements that are becoming increasingly collaborative. In addition, Speedboard’s impressive growth, [...]
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Sales and Marketing Director- Nick Fairhead

Continued Growth- 20% Increase in Turnover

Contract Electronics Manufacturer (CEM) Speedboard Assembly Services has closed its 2015-16 financial year with a turnover of £11.10m, up circa 20% on FY 2014-15. Moreover, FY 2014-15 was a record growth year for Speedboard, closing at £9.23m and up 24% on the previous year [£7.45m]. Together, these growth figures represent an increase in turnover of 49% over […]

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NPI- Making a difference article cover

Making A Difference- NPI in Manufacturing

Contract Electronics Manufacturers (CEMs) can add substantial value to New Product Introductions (NPIs) but only if the outsourcing engagement model is collaborative rather than transactional. Nick Fairhead, Sales & Marketing Director of Speedboard Assembly Services, explains how ‘virtual shop floor’ arrangements produce a real win-win. The practice of outsourcing the manufacture of PCB assemblies (PCBAs) is commonplace within the electronics industry. However, in the current economic […]

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Speedboard Partnership

Reliable & Trusted Partnership

Speedboard continues to strengthen its partnership with Network Router Specialist Vocality. The key to the success in the collaboration lies in both parties ensuring they are reliable, trustworthy and open. Single Manufacturer All of Vocality’s PCB assembly and manufacturing (with the exception of some final customer configuration) is now outsourced to CEM, Windsor-based Speedboard Assembly Services. Previously Vocality used four different PCB assembly services of […]

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Speedboard's Dedicated Customer Teams

Strength Through Structure

Speedboard is pleased to announce that it has created dedicated customer teams as part of its strategy to become CEM partner-of-choice for any customer seeking a professional, efficient and value-added service.  This organisational change will help ensure that Speedboard continues to be able to meet its customers’ requirements – and support its growth – in ever-demanding […]

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Speedboard January 2016 Newsletter

January 2016 Newsletter

In this January 2016 edition of our six monthly Newsletter we detail Speedboard’s success in winning an award for ‘Outstanding Customer Service’. Other stories introduce our new organisational changes and explain how we continue to support the local community. Plus Neil Owen, our MD doesn’t miss his chance to dress as Norman Wisdom. All this and […]

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New Supply Chain and Operations Directors

New Directors – New Structure

“Current and Future Customer Manufacturing Demands” Call For Two Newly Appointed Directors A newly appointed Operations Director and an internally promoted Supply Chain Director, along with other organisational changes, form part of Speedboard’s ‘CEM partner-of-choice’ mission for 2016 and beyond. Meet Supply Chain Director Karen and Operations Director Martin… Speedboard Assembly Services has appointed Martin Bullimore […]

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Speedboard Directors

Delivering Success

Speedboard Has Its Most Successful Year to Date Thanks to Delivery of an Award-Winning Service Financial reward aside, the reasons for owning or operating any business must surely be to see it grow, for your achievements to be acknowledged by an independent body and, perhaps most rewarding, to be told by your customers that you are […]

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Imogen Moorhouse (Vicon) presenting award to Nick Fairhead

Outstanding Customer Service Award

“Incredible Level of Support Provided During Product NPI”  Contract Electronics Manufacturer Speedboard receives an Outstanding Customer Service award for its role in the launch of Vicon’s latest high-tech camera, Vantage Speedboard Assembly Services has been presented with an Outstanding Customer Service award in recognition of the level of support it provided to motion capture specialist […]

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Neil Owen giving speech

Record Growth

Speedboard Assembly Services reports record growth with a 24% increase in turnover Speedboard Assembly Services has closed its 2014-15 financial year with a turnover of £9.23m, circa 24% up on FY 2013-14 (which closed at £7.45m) and in a market that grew by less than 4% according to the latest Plimsoll Summary Analysis report on […]

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July 2015 Newsletter Cover

July 2015 Newsletter

In this July 2015 edition of our six monthly Newsletter we have details of our continued investment in new equipment, including a Selective Soldering line.  Other stories include a case study explaining how developing a close relationship, beyond the normal boundaries of CEM/OEM, leads to a Win-Win situation for both parties, plus our CEM of […]

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Richard Watson with Vocality box

Really Connecting

Network router specialist Vocality and contract electronics manufacturer Speedboard Assembly Services take outsourcing to a new level, through establishing a relationship under which they develop and operate lean processes to reduce lead-times for Vocality’s customers and generate growth for both companies. Established in the 1990s and headquartered in Surrey, Vocality is a privately-owned company specialising […]

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Contract Electronics Manufacturer of the Month

Industrial Process News is pleased to feature Speedboard Assembly Services as its Contract Electronics Manufacturer of the Month. The UK-based CEM  was founded in 1983 and is currently owned by Richard Watson and Neil Owen, both of whom were former customers of Speedboard Assembly Services prior to their acquisition of the business. The establishment is […]

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