Nitronica Ltd

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Nitronica based in Co. Down, Northern Ireland, provide contract electronic manufacturing (CEM) services including;  PCB assembly, box build, cable assembly, cabinet/ panel build and full product build.

Nitronica have evolved and diversified to offer much more than traditional contract electronic manufacturing services.  A combination of value added activities and development of our key skills allow us to effectively engage in large scale electro-mechanical integration projects not normally associated with “build to print” organisations.

Nitronica operate in many industry sectors with its breadth of capability and flexible approach attracting a diverse range of customers from local start ups through to global corporations. We do business with customers in North America, Europe, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, and the rest of the UK. Offering a complete range of services such as cable assembly and PCB assembly through to the design, refinement and supply of high quality, fully integrated electro-mechanical products, this positions Nitronica to be an attractive partner for your business.

Capabilities

The capabilities that are inherent in our business remain very much at the core of everything we do, however, we also have a proven track record in re-engineering, yielding greater efficiencies in production, operations, and ultimately cost reductions. We relish the challenges such projects present. With a highly proficient staff profile across various disciplines in the EMS field, coupled with flexible production facilities, we are well positioned to take on more complex projects that require meticulous attention to detail.

Full Product Build

Nitronica has the expertise, breadth of capabilities and scope, to build any electrical product in its entirety.

As a long established manufacturer in the EMS sector, we employ a combination of professional systems, together with strategic alliances with suppliers, to ensure greater control over the supply and cost of the component parts.

From consumer audio products, to very large and complex high technology production equipment, we have the knowledge and experience to ensure that cost efficiencies are maximised and delivery dates are met.

The process of outsourcing full product builds can often be difficult and time consuming.  We make this as painless as possible, seconding engineers and buyers to the customer for short periods of time where necessary, to assist in the process and gain first hand knowledge of the customer’s products and systems.

The key to successful management of complex builds lies in our experienced teams and advanced New Product Introduction (NPI) process.  Consideration of Design for Manufacture (DFM) and Cost Reduction potential is an integral part of this process. Our NPI team has a proven track record in conquering complex products, managing the transference and outsourcing beyond customer expectations.

We also have the additional benefit of Heavy Lifting capabilities not available elsewhere in the sector.

To speak to one of our team about your product build please Contact Us now.

Cabinet Integration

Traffic congestion is the worst part of the day for most people. Easing congestion and making your journey to work smoother is the main aim of our customer.

Nitronica is an intricate part of this process making full Cabinet Integration units for traffic management systems.

Cabinet Integration and Panel Build is a specialist area for Nitronica. Solutions used globally to improve traffic flows, reduce congestion, journey times and limit pollution, represents what we do for just one of our customers.  We also produce units for use in other sectors such as  Security, Telecoms and Oil & Gas. Whatever the complexity and whatever the technology, Nitronica will be able to procure, assemble and test, prior to packing and despatch worldwide. To find out how we can help your company, please contact us for more information.

Our Cabinet Integration capabilities includes:

• Custom cabling
• Software loading and testing
• Sub rack manufacture and installation (including backplane and daughter cards)
• Power installation and configuration
• Heat management
• Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) systems
• Alarm systems

Cable Assembly

What do Stamford Bridge, Anfield, Twickenham and Wembley Arena all have in common?

Besides being world class sporting venues, they all house state of the art voice evacuation systems to keep the public safe.  Our customer supplies these systems and we produce the high specification cable assemblies that keep them working.

Nitronica has 60 years of experience in the production of Cable Assemblies and our service is second to none.  The Northern Ireland based operation combines significant investment in production efficiencies, with a highly skilled workforce to offer the best possible service to our customers.  We fully appreciate the need to meet exacting time scales and the flexibility of our production line means we can offer a solution to meet your needs.  Continuous investment in production equipment has allowed us to manufacture Cable Assemblies of all types and complexity, for a wide range of market sectors:

Fully Automated Cutting Lines
Hand and Machine Preparation
Complex Looms/Harnesses
Complex Assemblies
100% Inspection & Test
Crimp
Co-Axial
IDC
RF
Fibre Optic

What ever your Cable Assembly needs we can meet them, to find out more please Contact Us now

Electro Mechanical

Sophisticated power management and warning systems are an essential part of all industrial machinery, ensuring consistency and safety in the working environment

From AC/DC power distribution assemblies, thermal management and advanced power systems to consumer products, we have wide ranging experience in electrical integration and assembly.  Our customers trust us to build robust component parts for their specific needs and we pride ourselves on delivering on these expectations.

Detailed process instructions, flow-line build techniques and flexible labour within dedicated assembly cells, all combine to ensure efficient mechanical configuration.  Integration is part of the “complete system” approach we provide and includes the integration of:

Backplanes (including press-fit)
Power systems
AC/DC distribution
RF cabling
Fibre optic cable assemblies
Common copper based cabling
Metal/plastics
Daughter cards
Heat management systems

The markets we serve includes many safety critical applications such as aerospace and the oil & gas industry, so you can be confident that our quality levels are amongst the highest achievable.  Please Contact Us for more information about how our expertise can assist you.

PCB Assembly

Circuit boards are everywhere and in today’s world you will come into contact with them constantly, from answering your phone to sending missions to Mars!

Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA) continues to be a core capability for Nitronica. Our expertise has been developed and refined over time by our long heritage in this area.  Nitronica’s agile production line allows us to supply a variety of customers; from a sizeable order run of standard boards to unique one-off orders for bespoke projects such as aerospace quality.

Our Northern Ireland based operation is ideally placed for the global market. Our facility has been developed through significant investment in both equipment and our team to achieve high quality standards and maximum flexibility. We offer a full build service to customers wishing to reduce costs in export markets. To discuss these capabilities or a potential project, please contact us.

To summarise, we offer the following services:

Flexible, high speed automatic surface mount placement, up to 20,000 components per hour
Automatic placement of components 01005 to 50x50mm, full BGA and micro BGA capability
Mixed technology, plated through hole (PTH) and mixed technology – automatic and hand assembly to IPC 610 Class 3
Backplanes, including press-fit technology
RoHs and non RoHS automatic assembly lines
In line automatic optical inspection (AOI)
In line Flying Probe test
Prototype, low, medium and high volumes
We serve many diverse markets including: Aerospace & Defence, Oil & Gas, Security, Renewable Energy, Instrumentation, Audio & Telecoms

 

Sectors

Aerospace

Nitronica successfully service a diverse range of customers across many industry sectors.

Our aerospace clients design, develop and manufacture a wide range of products for both commercial aircraft and business jets. These companies serve many of the world’s airlines and aircraft manufacturers with a full suite of solutions.

Nitronica’s Capabilities:

Nitronica have over ten years’ experience working within the aerospace sector. Our range of services such as; PCB assembly, cable assembly, electro-mechanical assembly along with value added services such as design capability, vertical integration, test development and supply chain management place us in a prime position to operate successfully in this industry.   At our manufacturing facility in Northern Ireland, we have a “can do” attitude and offer flexible manufacturing alongside a problem solving ethos where activities such as reverse engineering, BOM creation and design for manufacture are commonplace.

Nitronica provide a high quality, first class service suitable for meeting the stringent quality and safety requirements that the Aerospace sector must comply. 

Insight on Products:

Within this unique sector we provide products such as earth braid straps, decals, cable assemblies/ harnesses, aisle lights and electro mechanical units. These electro mechanical units are a prime example of a supply chain managed vertically integrated product.  They contain PCB and cable assemblies manufactured in-house which are then integrated with the other sourced components such as fabricated metalwork and bespoke moulded plastics to complete the assembly.  These units can be found in British Airways first-class cabins in their commercial fleet.

Defence & Security 

Our customers within this diverse industry, design, develop and manufacture a comprehensive suite of products which are sold globally – to a wide range of end users.

Nitronica’s Capabilities:

Nitronica have many years experience working in the Defence & Security industry. Our range of services such as; PCB assembly, cable assembly, electro-mechanical assembly along with value added services such as design capability, vertical integration, test development and supply chain management place us in a prime position to operate successfully in this industry.

Nitronica provide a high quality, first class service suitable for meeting the stringent quality and safety requirements that the Defence & Security sector must comply. We also understand the requirements around export control and have appropriate processes in place.

Insight on Products:

Within this sector we provide a comprehensive range of products. We provide a full range of PCBA’s and also hand held remote control for remotely operated vehicles used by security forces world wide. Many of the products in this sector are designed for use in rugged environments. Applications can include asset management, intelligence and communication systems.

Furthermore we manufacture various assemblies used in access control systems used globally across a wide range of sites such as; airports, and other high security buildings. These systems are often combined with bio-metric recognition such as finger print recognition, card access reading and eye retina scanning – just to name a few. We also provide electro mechanical assemblies used in micro perimeter fencing – again sold globally to sites where security is paramount.

Energy

Our clients within the energy sector provide a wide range of products across numerous geographical locations. The renewable energy sector is rapidly growing as the demand for a greener future becomes greater. Therefore, there is a continuous drive and emphasis on innovation to produce low cost, low emission, energy efficient technology.

Nitronica’s Capabilities:

Nitronica have seen this sector grow year on year. Our range of services such as; PCB assembly, cable assembly, electro-mechanical assembly along with value added services such as design capability, vertical integration, test development and supply chain management place us in a prime position to attract new projects from this industry.

Insight on Products:

Within this unique sector we manufacture a diverse range of products including; complex control systems for tidal turbines, electric vehicle chargers, energy saving devices, heating control systems and control systems for biomass boilers. We also launched our own energy saving device “HeatGEM” which is an intelligent burner control unit designed to save 15 – 30% on fuel bills for anyone operating a commercial oil/ gas boiler.

Industrial/Machinery 

Our clients in this sector manufacture material handling equipment, industrial control systems and various machinery applications.

Nitronica’s Capabilities:

We have a vast range of experience working within the Industrial/Machinery sector. Our range of services such as; PCB assembly, cable assembly, electro-mechanical assembly along with value added services such as design capability, vertical integration, test development and supply chain management place us in a prime position to operate successfully in this industry.   We have a problem solving ethos where activities such as reverse engineering, BOM creation and design for manufacture are commonplace.

Insight on Products:

Examples of products we supply in this sector include; engine harnesses, cable assemblies and control panels which are used in material handling equipment. We also manufacture control systems used in a variety of manufacturing and industrial applications.

Instrumentation

Our customers operate within this sector design, develop & manufacture products that measure, test analyse or record. The products have many applications and are used across various industries.

Nitronica’s Capabilities:

Nitronica many years of experience working within the Industrial sector. Our range of services such as; PCB assembly, cable assembly, electro-mechanical assembly along with value added services such as design capability, vertical integration, test development and supply chain management place us in a prime position to operate successfully in this industry. 

Insight on Products:

Nitronica provide PCBA, Cable Assembly, Electro Mechanical services which are used in scientific instruments found in high tech laboratories. From the analysis of water to the analysis of plasma and the monitoring of power stations. There is a wide variety of products that Nitronica supply these applications can include, laboratories, industrial, food, medical and semi-conductor.

Oil & Gas

Our customers operating in this sector, design, develop and manufacture products which are sold globally.

Nitronica’s Capabilities:

Nitronica has numerous years of experience working with a wide range of customers within the Oil & Gas sector. Our range of services such as; PCB assembly, cable assembly, electro-mechanical assembly along with value added services such as design capability, vertical integration, test development and supply chain management place us in a prime position to operate successfully in this industry.

Nitronica provide a high-quality, first class service suitable for meeting the standard requirements for the Oil & Gas industry.

Insight on Products:

Supplying parts for safety critical applications within the Oil & Gas sector means that quality cannot be compromised. We supply parts and assemblies for cutting edge safety and security systems which save lives.  With the help of the team at Nitronica, our customers produce high quality systems which safeguard multimillion pound installations with cutting edge safety and security systems. These systems maintain our energy supplies in the most testing operating environments.

Telecoms

We work with a variety of customers in this sector ranging from start-ups right up to blue chip companies such as, BT.

Nitroninca’s Capabilities:

Our range of services such as; PCB assembly, cable assembly, electro-mechanical assembly along with value added services such as design capability, vertical integration, test development and supply chain management place us in a prime position to operate successfully in this industry.   At our manufacturing facility in Northern Ireland, we have a “can do” attitude and offer flexible manufacturing alongside a problem solving ethos where activities such as reverse engineering, BOM creation and design for manufacture are commonplace.

Nitronica provide a first class service suitable for meeting the high quality requirements that the Telecoms Industry expect as standard. 

Insight on Products:

Telecommunication systems and networks are vital for business and everyday life. Nitronica support many projects in this sector by manufacturing PCBA’s, Cable Assemblies and Electro Mechanical builds. Many of these sub-assemblies end up in systems installed at high profile sites such as the Pentagon and football stadiums such as Anfield and Stamford Bridge.

We Add Value

Although Nitronica is a contract manufacturer it goes far beyond just supplying a product in a box. As the company seeks to build a true partnership it constantly finds new ways to add value to its customers.

Cost Reduction

We aim to reduce costs to make your production process as efficient as possible.

We have an experienced purchasing team dedicated to streamlining your production costs. Working closely with a strong network of suppliers coupled with our re-engineering capabilities, we do our utmost to save our customers money. Our approach to purchasing is transparent and we pass on savings where possible to ensure you can get your product to market in the most cost efficient manner.

If you would like to speak to a member of our team to identify areas of potential saving on your production process, contact us and we will be happy to help.

Design for Manufacture

In today’s manufacturing environment every second counts and we help our customers compete in a dynamic marketplace by achieving production efficiencies

Namely, production speed crucially reflected in the cost of manufacture. Most recently, our engineers took an  in-house manufactured product and re-engineered it, ultimately saving considerable manufacturing time, reducing costs and improving the product aesthetics.

First impressions count and many of us make purchasing decisions based on the aesthetics of the item we are buying. Regardless of whether your product is for the consumer market or an industrial setting, how it looks will influence buyers. We know how important design is for any product, in any market and we have partnered with award-winning product designers who can tailor the product aesthetics that best suits your target market.

This specialist resource, aligned with our in-house design engineering capabilities and your close involvement in the process, will ensure you have the best possible product in your market.

Take your competitors on head first and maximise sales, challenge us to re-design your product. Contact us and we can promise you will not be disappointed with the result.

Quality Engineering

The sectors we work in demand high quality standards and engineering excellence.

We are dedicated to ensuring the best quality of service for all our customers.

Our team of expert engineers work tirelessly to ensure excellence and our engagement in customer feedback processes means continual improvement is guaranteed.

As you would expect from a company with the pedigree of Nitronica, the need for assured Quality is recognised at all levels throughout the company.  We have invested in accreditation, currently holding ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001 standards.  We have also recently become a member of ADS, the Premier Trade Organisation for all companies operating in the UK Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space industries.

Supply Chain Management

The key to producing a cost effective solution in a timely manner is efficient management of your Supply Chain.

Our experienced Supply Chain team have established excellent relationships with carefully selected suppliers. We are continually building on these partnerships, developing strategic alliances which enable us to pass on benefits to our customers.

From obtaining reliable materials at the lowest cost to providing the shortest lead times possible; we have, and continue to, negotiate great value for our customers.

Key to this are:

Inventory management
Kan-ban systems
Critical component lead time management
Supplier partnerships & alliances
Global supply chain control / strategic partnerships
Global pricing agreements
Consignment stocks
MRP II

Test & Test Development

Our Testing policy is comprehensive and technically advanced. We firmly believe in supplying the best possible product to our customers.

We have an extensive array of in-house testing facilities and employ a team of highly qualified and experienced test engineers who work with both our internal design engineers and customers, to develop appropriate test procedures and bespoke test systems. These tests are carried out with unfailingly, to ensure the products received by our customers are of the highest quality.

Recent investment means that Nitronica has a wide range of in-house test hardware available. Teradyne in circuit test, flying probe (fixtureless) and in line AOI systems are utilised along with customer specific PC based test fixtures and XJTAG boundary scan solutions.

 

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