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The highly experienced Kingfield Electronics team share their insight and knowledge about contract electronics manufacturing.

New facility receives AS9100 approval

We are pleased to announce that following the expansion of the business and its successful transfer to the completely refurbished new facility at Kingfield House, Carrwood Road, Chesterfield, UK we have  verified our continued full approval to AS 9100, the Aerospace Quality Management System standard. Following four days of intensive scrutiny by the British Standards [...] >> Read More

FURTHER INVESTMENT TO SUPPORT STRONG GROWTH

Kingfield Electronics are pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Fairclough as its Business Development Director. Mike has over 35 years in the Electronics industry focussed mainly on High technology and high reliability including aerospace and defence markets. Mike has a wealth of experience within the interconnect, PCB manufacturing, PCB assembly and Electro-mechanical assembly arenas. [...] >> Read More

Welcome to Kingfield House

Visitors to Kingfield House cannot fail to miss our imposing new 42,500 sq ft facility in a most prominent position on Chesterfield’s leading industrial estate. We are proud to extend the line-up of world class manufacturers on the estate, which includes our new neighbours Franke, Motan Colortronic and Fusion Provida.     Following our announcement [...] >> Read More

We’ve Got The Keys!

The keys to a fully refurbished Kingfield House were officially handed over on Monday 19th May, and no time has been wasted to commence the fitting out. Paladin fencing now defines the bulk and small-part stores areas and 40 bays of shelving have already been assembled. 3D modelling software enabled the layout to be planned [...] >> Read More

Factory Refurbishment Nears Completion

Our new manufacturing facility nears completion as contractors lay approximately 3000m² of Industrial Resin Static Dissipative flooring, supplied by Reepol Industrial Flooring Systems to meet the requirements of BS 61340 for floors where electronic manufacturing processes take place. Chosen primarily for its ability to prevent a build up of static electricity, it will also provide a seamless, [...] >> Read More

Acquisition Of Additional Production Equipment

We are pleased to announce the acquisition of a further £500,000 of additional production equipment. This investment focusses heavily on increasing our current surface mount assembly capability with the current round of additions including the following: Speedprint SP710 in-line stencil printer EuroPlacer iineo II placement machine Aleader ALD770 AOI system TSM A70-82 reflow oven Additional [...] >> Read More

Factory Refurbishment Moves On A Pace

As we move into March 2014 we can reflect on several months where significant progress has been made in the refurbishment of our new factory. Since Christmas the roof has been totally replaced, new heating and electrical systems have been installed, windows added and the first fix of the internal fit-out is now well under way. The images [...] >> Read More

Continued ERP Improvements

During 2013 Kingfield Electronics successfully completed a new ERP system implementation. After 4-years in the making, our own development team completed the initial software release and staged go-live mid way through 2013. The system now covers virtually every facet of our business operation and is not only a critical business tool, but it increasingly delivers continuous strategic improvements [...] >> Read More

Dodd-Frank Act

The purpose of this statement is to inform Kingfield Electronics Limited (KEL) customers about its policy on the conflict minerals provisions of the United-States of America’s Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, also called the “Dodd-Frank Act” The conflict minerals provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act (the “rules”) require issuers of shares registered with the [...] >> Read More

New Facility Refurbishment Underway

Well after all the hype, the refurbishment of our new 40,000 ft2  manufacturing facility is now finally underway. This not only provides a fantastic opportunity to rationalise the existing ways of working, but also provides a solid platform on which to maintain growth. Nick Taylor, Managing Director of Kingfield Electronics commented, “After two years of searching for [...] >> Read More

Christmas Shutdown

Please note the factory will close for Christmas on Tuesday 24th December 2013 and re-open after the Christmas break on 2nd January 2014. Goods In will be closed from 12pm on Friday 20th December 2013. Any deliveries received after this date will be turned away and will not be received until the factory re-opens again in January [...] >> Read More

New Materials Director Appointed

Kingfield appointed a new Materials Director on 23rd September 2013. Mark Appleton joins the company with a vast amount of experience in both the OEM/CEM sectors. Mark has over 15 years experience in the contract electronics manufacturing industry and will be a valuable addition to the senior management team at Kingfield. >> Read More

We are Recruiting!

Following a number of recent contract wins we now need to add to our team. The roles we are looking to fill are detailed on our careers page. It’s an exiting time for the business so apply to join us now if you have the necessary skills and experience.   >> Read More

Kingfield picks up Bronze Award

Dave Bailey, Kingfield’s Operations Director (centre) and Alan Oldale, Kingfield’s Quality Manager (right) accept the SC21 Bronze Award at the ceremony held in Oxford on 3rd July 2013. Dave Bailey commented, “Whilst Alan and I are here today to collect the award, we both recognise that a lot of people have put in a significant amount of work to [...] >> Read More

Breaking News – SC21 Bronze Award

On 19th June 2013 Kingfield Electronics Ltd was awarded the coveted SC21 Bronze award. We will formally receive the award at an awards ceremony on 3rd July 2013 at the F1 Williams conference centre in Didcot. Managing Director, Nick Taylor comments, “We are absolutely delighted to receive this award. It represents the culmination of a [...] >> Read More

Kingfield develops bespoke ERP solution

For most businesses an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution must form the backbone of its operation and provide a stable platform on which a business can operate successfully. After having spent a number of years researching many different products it quickly became clear that our complex business model over-stretched many of the smaller systems, yet [...] >> Read More

Kingfield acquires new facility to support growth plans

Kingfield Electronics is pleased to announce the acquisition of new business premises on the Chesterfield Trading Estate, Sheepbridge, Chesterfield. Conveniently located in close proximity to its existing premises, the new facility provides 40,000ft2 of additional space to support the on-going growth, and evolving demands of its existing customer base, and the contract electronics manufacturing marketplace [...] >> Read More

Environmental Stress Screening (ESS) – Product Reliability Enchancement

Kingfield routinely manufactures pcb assemblies for products which themselves have been designed to operate in very demanding environments. As a result we work with our clients to develop test strategies to serve two main purposes:- to provide evidence for our customers that their designs are robust and manufacturable to ensure the best quality product goes [...] >> Read More

Kingfield Invest in Selective Soldering as Part of Six Sigma Quality Drive

Kingfield recently invested in a high specification selective soldering capability, as a result we now have the same or better capability as many UK based Aerospace and Defence companies. Dave Bailey, Operations Director takes up the story,  “Soldering has come a long way since I first got involved in electronic assembly over 20 years ago. [...] >> Read More

To Coat or not to Coat that is the Question?

When a pcb assembly fails in the field it can have dire consequences. There can of course be a number of root causes for the failure. However if your products are regularly exposed to heat and moisture in particular, it may be worth considering having your assemblies conformally coated to prevent accelerated aging.  The coatings [...] >> Read More