40 Years and Counting

"We are delighted to be celebrating 40 years in business and it is gratifying to see the number of colleagues and clients who have been with us since the early days."

Soon after establishing WPS as Contract Electronics Manufacturers 40 years ago, there began a wholesale shift in purchasing trends, as buyers took advantage of the promise of largescale cost savings in the Far East. Nick and Tim took the conscious decision not to get swept up in this trend  and decided instead to focus on giving the best possible service to those companies who, for a variety of reasons, preferred to keep their sourcing in the UK.

Looking back, this has probably been one of the most significant decisions they have ever made and has left them with a stable and successful operation providing the highest quality, most flexible and agile production facilities that only a family run enterprise can provide.

WPS HQ

Now operating 2 factory sites with 5 surface mount lines capable of placing almost a quarter of a million components per hour and catering for oversize PCBs, as well as fully automated through-hole assembly lines, odd-form assembly equipment, full support services including selective soldering 3D AOI, automated conformal coating, resin encapsulation, test and also  a fully utilised IPC certified hand assembly team.

Nick Wilson, joint MD, commented: “We are delighted to be celebrating 40 years in business and it is gratifying to see the number of colleagues and clients who have been with us since the early days.”

The intention for the future is to continue with their well tried and tested strategy of continual investment in the latest and best equipment so that they can keep on offering the best quality and most competitive service possible to their customers.

Nick Jones
Sales and Marketing Director

Nick (L) and Tim (R) Wilson