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

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

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

 Kingfield Electronics forges ahead with SC21 implementation

After successfully implementing of the AS-9100 aerospace quality certification in early 2010, we are now looking to continue our commitment to continuous improvement in 2011 with the implementation of the 21st century supply chain standard, SC21. Whilst primarily aimed at customers operating in the aerospace sector, the implementation of SC21 will have far reaching benefits [...] >> Read More

Kingfield Electronics Celebrates 25 Years in Contract Manufacturing Services

Derbyshire based contract electronics manufacturer, Kingfield Electronics, is proud to celebrate its 25th birthday this year. The company has not only grown in years, but also in size, with offerings from Kingfield now positioning the company as a leading provider of ‘Total Manufacturing Solutions’ to a range of businesses and industries. The company, which launched [...] >> Read More

Kingfield gains AS-9100 aerospace certification

Kingfield Electronics is pleased to announce certification of its existing quality management system to the AS-9100 aerospace standard following a recent audit by the British Standards Institution. Kingfield Electronics has continued to increase its services offerings to aerospace customers, and the recent accreditation to AS-9100 significantly improves our standing in this area. We have always [...] >> Read More

Kingfield achieves ISO-14001 certification

We are pleased to announce that Kingfield Electronics has now achieved ISO-14001 Environmental Management System certification following a recent audit by the British Standards Institution. As a growing business we are acutely aware of the need to control and manage our environmental footprint, and achieving this certification will provide the necessary tools and capabilities to [...] >> Read More

Aerospace AS9100 for Kingfield Electronics

Quality and reliability are critical values for the aerospace industry and Derbyshire based Contract Electronic Manufacturer Kingfield Electronics hold these values of the upmost importance. We have been steadily developing customers within the Aerospace industry for some time now and have an ever increasing presence within this highly demanding and life critical industry. To formalise [...] >> Read More

Pride of Kingfield Electronics

15 Kingfield employees have now completed the level 3 NVQ Electrical and Electronics Engineering qualification whilst also qualifying as certified IPC Specialists in the Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies, they received their certificates along with a huge round of applause from the rest of the Kingfield staff. Following efforts to increase staff training by supporting over [...] >> Read More

Kingfield formalises its aerospace credentials

In recognition of our growing presence in the aerospace sector Kingfield has become a corporate member of both the Midland Aerospace Alliance and the Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC). SBAC is the UK’s national trade association representing companies supplying civil air transport, defence, homeland security and space products. Alan Oldale, Kingfield’s Continuous Improvement Manager [...] >> Read More

Growth Target Exceeded

The completion of the 2007/2008 financial year has been regarded as a very good year for Kingfield Electronics. A combination of organic growth and the addition of a number of new customers has enabled the business to grow by over 20% over the past 12-months at a time when other electronic manufacturing businesses are contracting [...] >> Read More

EMS Provider makes UK Centre of Excellence

Kingfield Electronics Ltd has made its UK facility in Chesterfield a centre of excellence for mission critical, high reliability electronics. Dave Bailey, Operations Director explains, “Some three years ago we recognised that the globalisation of the EMS market would mean our offering in the UK would need to change. The ability of both Eastern European [...] >> Read More

Training Academy produces another Talented Individual

Kingfield Electronics has developed a succession planning model by promoting staff from within the organisation to more senior positions. Sara Davis has been promoted to Business Development Coordinator after three years at the company which has seen her move up the ranks via a number of account management roles. Sara is a product of the [...] >> Read More

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