OSI Electronics

134 PRODUCTS/SERVICES
100+ EMPLOYEES
- YEAR FOUNDED

What provides your company with its biggest return on investment – thinking up product ideas? Developing and selling them? Or operating a manufacturing plant?

By outsourcing your electronic product manufacture to OSI Electronics UK (formerly Briton EMS), you can concentrate on your core, profitable activities without putting time, money and resources into what we do very well – making electronic products. It’s one of the reasons why OSI Electronics UK value is good for your ROI.

And by looking at the big picture at the start of a project, we use our design for manufacturing expertise to simplify processes, improve the quality of your product and reduce its cost.

We also normally buy all the components – not only does this help your cash flow, but you benefit from our bulk buying, with savings being passed on to you. It’s another reason why OSI Electronics UK value is good for your ROI.

And with over 35 years’ experience of manufacturing electronic products, we cover a broad range of major technologies.

These include analytical devices, controls, data communications, instrumentation and sensors for the agricultural, broadcast, medical, industrial, security and transport sectors – manufactured in our UK, USA and Far East factories.

To tell us about your project, please call us on +44 (0) 1480 222 480 and ask for Peter Towler or John Harley.

Contract electronic manufacturing

OSI Electronics UK is a high-quality contract electronic manufacturing company.

Whether you’re an international supplier of electronic goods, an established OEM or a start-up company with a bright idea, we offer a complete design and manufacturing service.

We specialise in low and medium volumes – typically manufacturing analytical devices, instruments, sensors, controllers and data communication products.

Our contract electronic manufacturing service includes mechanical and electro-mechanical full-build / box build and PCB and SMT assembly – supported by in-house engineering, materials procurement, testing and international shipping.

And as Briton EMS (we became OSI Electronics UK in January 2017), we have over three decades' experience in supplying contract electronic manufacturing expertise to the broadcast, industrial, medical, security, agricultural and transport markets.

Our skills cover control systems, telecoms and RF technology.  We're based in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, England, with manufacturing plants in the UK, Asia and America.

To tell us about your project, please call us on +44 (0) 1480 222 480 and ask for Peter Towler or John Harley.

Contract electronic manufacturing

PCB and SMT assembly

With five automated assembly lines at OSI Electronics UK (formerly Briton EMS), including x-ray inspection, we manufacture complete printed circuit board [PCB] assemblies (surface mount and through-hole) configured to meet the design, specification and volume of your project.  One line is dedicated to fast prototyping – prototypes can be ready in days.

Each line includes automatic optical and visual inspection within the PCB and SMT assembly process to ensure 100% success rate – whatever the design, specification and volume your project calls for. Other key points include:

  • Assembly of simple to very complex boards - including boards with RF components, on-board sensors and other specialist devices.
     
  • Component sizes from 01005 to 55 mm square.
     
  • Conformal coating.
     
  • X-ray inspection.
     
  • Ball grid array (BGA), micro-BGA and all other industry standard package sizes.
     
  • Fast change over, fully automated SMT assembly lines with high inventory placement.
     
  • Full convection re-flow ovens.
  • Humidity and temperature controlled manufacturing facility.

  • Aqueous three-stage cleaning.

  • AOI and X-ray inspection in real time.

  • Fast prototyping – can be within days from receipt of engineering data.

To tell us about your project, please call us on +44 (0) 1480 222 480 and ask for Peter Towler or John Harley.

PCB and SMT assembly

Chassis wiring

With more than thirty years' contract electronics manufacturing experience as Briton EMS (we became OSI Electronics UK in January 2017), we've developed and refined our chassis wiring and complete product build services.

It makes good use of our equipment for crimping, cutting and automatic soldering and our expertise in a range of chassis wiring techniques, including back panel wiring, semi-rigid and flexi-rigid wiring, RF and microwave interconnections.

Other key skills include cable forming (for high voltage and high current applications), mechanical assembly, front panel build and product functional testing.

Our engineers can also help you with advice on enclosure design and packaging – to take into account 'end of life' issues and environmental concerns from circuit boards to packaging design.

To tell us about your project, please call us on +44 (0) 1480 222 480 and ask for Peter Towler or John Harley.

Chassis wiring

Full product assembly

The value of using OSI Electronics UK (formerly Briton EMS), is our 30 years' plus expertise in complete electronic product assembly – we can deliver boxed products that are ready to sell or install without the need for further testing.

With our full product assembly processes, we have dedicated areas for PCB assembly, cable assemblies, box build, testing and, of course, stores for the thousands of components we build into products..

From your drawings, we can manufacture complex electronic products in low or medium-high quantities. These can be sub-assemblies or complete products to box build stage, including PCB assembly, test and despatch to anywhere in the world.

To tell us about your project, please call us on +44 (0) 1480 222 480 and ask for Peter Towler or John Harley.

Full product assembly

Production engineering

We can help with your mechanical design and manufacturing requirements for your new product introduction (NPI) work.

At Briton EMS, our production engineering capability is central to achieving our prime aims of quality, flexibility and delivery on time.

And to ensure you get the best out of working with us, our production engineering team – as with colleagues in production and test – is geared to being flexible to individual customers' requirements.

Before we begin a project, our engineers will assess all the relevant documentation and drawings in detail, creating whatever drawings are missing in order to generate a production job pack.

And our design for manufacturing (DfM) procedure – usually offered free of charge – will optimise your product for efficient assembly. This makes everybody's life easier – and almost always results in a lower price.

Production engineering

Electronic component procurement

In addition to a considerable amount of electronic component procurement, we also buy a lot of metal and plastic enclosures, CNC machined parts and other fabricated items.

And through our network of national and international suppliers, we can find new sources of procuring electronic components quickly in the event of a supply chain failure – it is part of the added value of using OSI Electronics UK (formerly Briton EMS).

We also look after obsolescence – when notified of a component going obsolete, our purchasing team check its usage and advise a suggested replacement so that together we can take the appropriate action to modify your product.

Naturally, we have systems in place for materials management, engineering change and delivery and order logistics, including KANBAN / just in time scheduled deliveries.

To tell us about your project, please call us on +44 (0) 1480 222 480 and ask for Peter Towler or John Harley.

Electronic component procurement

EMS provider

Typically, we manufacture analytical devices, instruments, sensors, controllers and data communication products in the UK and in our Far East factories.

Our customers find it very cost effective to outsource to a ‘one stop shop’ which has expertise, contacts and turnkey manufacturing facilities – and is willing to shoulder the responsibility for making and delivering the complete product.

Sometimes, customers just bring us their ideas – we help them to turn these into the finished article, either as a complete product (‘box build’) or, if it suits their requirements, as a sub-system build, including chassis wiring.

Mostly, though, we do everything.

Better cash flow for you
Devolving manufacturing to OSI Electronics UK (formerly Briton EMS) will improve your company’s cash flow – you leave the investment in people, buildings, equipment, components and expertise to us.

This simplifies your business model – your engineers and other staff can concentrate on what they are good at, without being involved in things not core to your company’s success.

Outsourcing simplifies the manufacturing process – you only have to issue an order: we will do the rest, whether it is in the UK or via our high volume / lower cost manufacturing facilities in Indonesia and Malaysia.

To tell us about your project, please call us on +44 (0) 1480 222 480 and ask for Peter Towler or John Harley.

EMS provider

Contract Electronics

From your drawings, we can manufacture complete complex (and not-so-complex) products in low or medium volumes.

We will take your electronics project right through the manufacturing process, including prototypes (which are available in days), PCB assembly, and deliver finished boxed products anywhere in the world ready to sell or install without the need for further testing.

We’ve been doing this for over 35 years in the UK through our former companies Briton EMS and Union Four Electronics – a life times’ experience.

We have dedicated areas for PCB assembly, cable assemblies, box build, testing and, of course, stores for the thousands of components we build into products.

We do a significant amount of electro-mechanical work ranging from fitting a single PCB assembly (PCBA) into a simple housing, up to full box builds with multiple PCBAs, displays, batteries, cables and metal work.

To tell us about your project, please call us on +44 (0) 1480 222 480 and ask for Peter Towler or John Harley.

Contract Electronics

Fast prototype service

How would you like to have a quality-production prototype in a few days?

That’s the promise of the OSI Electronics UK (formerly Briton EMS) fast prototype service – a fully functioning prototype in days from receipt of engineering data.

The service has become a key element in customers’ new product introduction (NPI) programmes, our design for manufacture (DfM) process and the associated testing procedures of most of the products we make.

You can have a working prototype, built to full manufacturing standards which is representative of a production item.  It means you can carry out trials to test its functionality with your customers – sure in the knowledge the quality of manufacture is good enough.

To tell us about your project, please call us on +44 (0) 1480 222 480 and ask for Peter Towler or John Harley.

Fast prototype service
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