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Archive for 2007

Full Turnkey Box Build – The Way Forward

Do you need your contract electronics manufacturing partner to be a full turnkey box builder? If yes, then Kingfield may have a solution for you. At Kingfield over 80% of the pcbas we assemble are built into a finished box build assemblies. Kingfield are slightly different and possibly unique within the UK as we target [...] >> Read More

‘Fit’ is everything for Aerospace and Defence Customers

Why does Kingfield Electronics have a growing number of clients from the Aerospace and Defence sector? If you ask Peter Edwards, QA Manager at Kingfield he will tell you, “Because we care about each product with a passion and we have the required attention to detail. We take a lot of time out in the [...] >> Read More

Free China Electronics Manufacturing Services Seminar

Kingfield Electronics has been successfully trading with Chinese electronic manufacturing partners for over two years. During that time they have become integral to our supply chain culminating in us setting up an International Purchasing Office in Hong Kong. As a result of our success we are planning on hosting a FREE one day seminar in [...] >> Read More

Lean Manufacturing adopted by Kingfield

In recent months Kingfield has introduced 5S to its work environment. The results are there for all to see. Both existing customers and prospects have commented on the cleanliness and work flow improvements we have made to our facility. Amanda Madden, Production Manager comments “Most people associate 5S with housekeeping but we have found it [...] >> Read More

Focusing on Soft Issues is the way to Far East Success

Darren Dooley, Engineering Process Manager has recently returned from a trip to the far east where he carried out further process audits on our Chinese based manufacturing partners. Darren states, “Over the past 18 months we have developed a robust audit process which ensures that our Chinese partners not only meet but exceed Kingfield’s expectations. [...] >> Read More

Do you need Full Service Manufacturing?

What is full service manufacturing? As the electronic manufacturing service market has evolved over the past 30-40 years so have customers expectations and requirements and with it, the definition of full service manufacturing. First came the manufacturing of PCB assemblies using free issue components, then the testing of these assemblies using components the CEM had [...] >> Read More

Kingfield continues to grow

Kingfield Electronics has grown profitably in the last quarter at a faster rate that in any other quarter of its previous 22 year trading history. Nick Taylor, Managing Director comments, “We are absolutely delighted with the latest results. They have been brought about by a combination of factors, not least of which is our ability [...] >> Read More

Blended Model

In addition, the introduction of a more focussed marketing campaign has led to a number of very positive opportunities which will form part of our future development in 2008 and beyond. The introduction of our ‘blended’ model about 18 months ago has also given our customers the ability to choose where product is manufactured in [...] >> Read More

Offshore Manufacturing supplements UK Build

U18 months ago we set ourselves the challenge of developing a business model which would give our clients access to the benefits of both a UK and offshore manufacturing model. Since then we have developed business partnerships with companies in both mainland China and Hong Kong to support our higher volume pcb assembly requirements. In [...] >> Read More

Chinese Facility Expansion Planned

As a result of the continued growth of Kingfield’s’ offshore supply chain, a decision has been taken to strengthen the team based in the company’s Hong Kong Offices. Dave Bailey, Operations Director states, “Our offices are based only a 90 minute drive from the Chinese factory so it makes excellent sense to strengthen the team [...] >> Read More

Further AOI added to Process Control Tools

We recently bought the new MARANTZ M22XDL-350 AOI machine to supplement our automated process control strategy. Procured to operate exclusively in the SMT area, the AOI machine will be used to augment the manual inspection of complex SMT products where traditional manual inspection would be either too time consuming or inappropriate based on the complexity [...] >> Read More

Talent Management – Investing in our Future

Kingfield Electronics Limited has had a strong presence in the contract electronics manufacturing sector since 1985. Specialising in low to medium volume, high reliability, complex electronics, we offer a range of manufacturing services to some of the worlds leading companies. Whilst a successful and growing business, we felt it appropriate to increase the levels of [...] >> Read More

Aerospace Accreditation Achieved

Chesterfield based Kingfield Electronics has achieved accreditation to supply contract electronics manufacturing services to one of the worlds leading aerospace companies. Nick Taylor, Kingfield’s Managing Director states, “This shows just how far our business has come over the last few years, we are very proud of this achievement and of our people in particular for [...] >> Read More

Box Build facility expands to cater for growth

We have recently added extra floor space to our manufacturing facilities. Alan Oldale, QA and Facilities Manager states, ” We have taken a further business unit adjacent to our existing facility to provide the expansion space for our current box build capability. We are currently providing fully turnkey box build services for many of our [...] >> Read More

Industry Professionals join the team

In most businesses people make the difference. In recent times Kingfield has been very fortunate to be able to attract individuals from some of the UK’s most respected electronic manufacturing companies. A number of key appointments have been made over the past 12 months with personnel of proven capability in their respective fields. John Morris [...] >> Read More

The fine art of full turnkey assembly

UK CEMs now have to be as versatile as ever to survive and prosper in an ever-changing marketplace and one of the recipes for potential success is by providing real value-added services to customers. Full turnkey assembly is a buzzword synonymous with UK manufacturing at the moment and is a term used to describe the [...] >> Read More