Able Contract Electronics Ltd

About Us

The company was formed in 2006 after it became apparent that there was a need for a sub contract electronics manufacturer able to offer quality, keen pricing and service customers requiring between 200 and 20,000 pcb’s per month.

Opportunities were available as major electronics organisations in south Wales such as Panasonic, Sony, Thomson, AB Electronics and Aiwia, all down sized, or closed completely, moving production to China or other cheap labour destinations.

Able have recruited experienced management, engineers and operators from these companies. The knowledge that the management team have of the industry and the contacts developed through many years in the business, means that Able also has a waiting list of skilled engineers and technicians, eager to join to support business expansion.

The management believe that the purchase of high quality production equipment, together with the occupation of purpose-built premises means that facilities available are probably better than any SME electronics sub contractor in the UK.

The company philosophy is to provide flexible sub contract electronic manufacturing solutions, in a quality orientated environment, that offers the keenest possible pricing. Able have recently gained ISO9001 Quality Accreditation and have also instigated an Investors In People programme.

Able intend to remain an SME keeping an important ‘family atmosphere’ within the company. This will enable virtual zero staff turnover which, together with keenly controlled overheads, help maintain the low pricing model.

The Able Guarantee

“To limit its customer base to around 10 companies who will benefit from exceptional service, quality and pricing”.



2 Soltec unleaded flow soldering facilities wih spray fluxers


3 Panasonic MV2F lines with MPAG1 fine pitch placement capability

3 high-speed lead-free surface mount lines consisting of the following equipment which has the capability of placing 100,000 components an hour

Panasonic MV2F high speed placement machines - Qty 2

Panasonic MV2C high speed placement machine - Qty 1

Panasonic GS1 fine pitch placement machines - Qty 2

Panasonic MPA3 fine pitch placement machine - Qty 1

Panasonic HDP3 glue dispensers - Qty 2

DEK 288 screen printing machines - Qty 2


Auto insert equipment which has the capability of placing 10,000 components an hour and consisting of:

Universal uni mod dip machine - Qty 1

Panasonic RH radial machines - Qty 2

Panasonic AVF axial machines - Qty 2


Lead-free hand assembly lines consisting of:

Soltec wave solder machines with spay flux facilities - Qty 2

HP 3070 in-circuit test macine - Qty 1


Box Build

Final assembly / box build lines - Qty 2



Surface mount Flatpack rotational visual aid - Acceptable


Surface mount Flatpack rotational visual aid - Unacceptable

Surface mount Flatpack X & Y misplacement visual aid - Acceptable X Axis

Surface mount Flatpack X & Y misplacement visual aid - Acceptable Y Axis

Paste definition / position visual aid - Position Chip

Paste definition / position visual aid - Definition

Paste definition / position visual aid - Position (ICS)

End of Line Checks

Insufficient Paste

End of Line Checks

Tombstoning / Missing / Dry Joint


The Company occupies a custom built Contract Electronics Factory.

The premises have been refurbished and ABLE has installed state of the art equipment to deal with all customer requirements.



We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the quality award of ISO 9001. This is an important part of the Company's customer quality assurance programme and positions Able in the top band of contract electronic supplers.



We are delighted with the service Able Electronics have given us in the assembly, production and quality control of our product the Bathometer.Our orders have been executed with a reliable professionalism and always on time despite early teething problems. It has been particularly beneficial to us in the way your team have worked closely with our own development department in ironing out any issues both in production and performance. We would have no hesitation in recommending your excellent service and I wish you every success in the future

Contact Us

Able Contract Electronics Ltd
Old Race House
Lanelay Industrial Estate
Talbot Green
Mid Glamorgan
CF72 8HJ

T: 01443 449702
E: Able Electronics

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