Electronics Yorkshire Case Study: Elite Electronic Systems Ltd
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How Electronics Yorkshire helped Elite Electronic Systems Ltd

A company that has recently benefited from having operators trained to IPC standards by Electronics Yorkshire is Elite Electronic Systems Ltd, based in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. Established in 1986, the company provides a comprehensive range of full turnkey contract electronics manufacturing services, with assembly capabilities that includes conventional and surface mount PCBs, wire harnesses, electromechanical and complete system integration.

Elite Electronics was keen to demonstrate to its existing and new customers that the company works to an internationally recognised standard. Tutors from Electronics Yorkshire, one of only three authorised IPC training centres in the UK, delivered two distinct Application Specialist training courses on site to Elite Electronic Systems’ staff: the IPC A-610D electronics assembly course, which focused on the industry-accepted workmanship criteria for electronics assemblies, and the IPC A-620 cable and wire harness course, which provided members of staff with detailed knowledge of the preparation and handling of cable assemblies.

Working to the standards has proven to be a major selling point for Elite Electronics as it has enhanced the company’s ability and confidence in producing quality products for its key markets in the industrial, telecoms, medical, audio processing and automotive sectors. As a result of the recent training programme the company has been better able to apply these standards of IPC quality and acceptance criteria in its manufacturing processes.

Jackie Beresford, training manager at Elite Electronics explained: ‘Electronics Yorkshire delivers high value training which has been key for us in continuing to maintain the highest standards in our manufacturing processes and procedures. This has helped us to retain existing contracts as well as win new business from customers who have clients demanding that products are manufactured to an internationally recognised quality standard such as IPC.’

In an increasingly competitive global market having staff trained to the IPC standard has become a vital aspect for many electronics companies that need to maintain appropriate levels of quality in the manufacturing process. Whether for board manufacture and preparation, product assembly and repair or cable and harness work, the IPC standards are increasingly being viewed as benchmarks by which a company is judged.

Elite Electronic Systems Ltd, Lackaghboy Industrial Estate, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh BT74 4RL