AWS Electronics Group operates on an international basis with facilities in both the UK and Slovakia, providing a myriad of Electronics Manufacturing Solutions for its customers.
AWS Electronics Ltd., based in Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK, provides full turn-key product supply including PCBAs, electro-mechanical assembly, cable and harness assembly alongside rapid prototyping and maintenance, repair and overhaul services (MRO).
AWS-Slovakia s.r.o, is a mirror-image facility based in Námestovo, Slovakia, providing a competitive-cost volume manufacturing option for customers in addition to featuring a dedicated hall for automotive projects.
AWS Electronics Group has grown rapidly by responding to customer needs and provides specialist, niche PCB assembly, complete product build and electro-mechanical assemblies. The Group brings together the high level technical capabilities and leading-edge production technologies that are normally associated with multinationals, with an approach to customer service that is based on partnership and personal service.
Customers enjoy the benefits of dedicated account support teams who seek to fully understand the customers' business and products to optimise delivery of specialist electronic manufacturing services and solutions that are both flexible and cost effective.
AWS has grown rapidly over the last 10 years through significant investment and expansion at both its UK and Slovakia facilities. With a customer led focus it has developed its technical capability and broadened its international footprint to become one of Europe’s leading EMS providers.
The company continues to work to a clear strategic plan:
Develop internal capabilities within both facilities - a full service provider
Supply Chain – procuring globally at the best value
Optimise operations – standardisation of processes, procedures and equipment
Further develop design capabilities (DfT, DfM and more)
Acquire new technology – clearly defined technology road-map
Invest in business systems – ERP/MRP/AWS Control - achieving standardisation across both manufacturing sites
Drive continuous improvement
Adopt lean principles
Develop AWS methodology/manufacturing excellence
Enhance control & reporting
This strategy is in direct response to support the ever-changing needs and demands of our customers and the markets that they serve.
1974 – 2004 AWS founded in Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK, carrying out metal work and basic electronics manufacturing.
2005 – Management buy-out by Paul Deehan of AWS Electronics.
2006 – 2008 Acquisitions of Jantec (UK), Cemgraft (UK), Instem (UK) and Electro-Connect (Slovakia)
2007 – Achieved AS 9100 certification (Aerospace)
2009 – Instem consolidated into AWS
2010 – Significant investment in new 28,000 ft² purpose built EMS facility in Námestovo, Slovakia.
2011 – Achieved NADCAP certification (Defence)
2014 – Cemgraft and Jantec consolidated into AWS
2014 – Achieved ISO 13485 certification (Medical)
2015 – Enhanced investment in NPI facility (Fast Track)
2015 – Investment into Automotive Hall at Slovakia facility
2016 – Added High Voltage Production Capability
2017 – Achieved ISO/TS 16949 certification (Automotive)
"AWS' mission is to become the leading international niche provider of electronics manufacturing and support services, offering an end to end capability to our customers. Capable of fully utilising economies of scale, but also giving our customers a bespoke service which focuses on high value add activities and leading edge technologies."
We are committed to supporting our customers' needs with a high level of flexibility to support them in developing their own growth. In doing this we aim to offer a wide range of value added services and support.
Customers enjoy the benefits of dedicated account support teams who seek to fully understand their business and products to optimise delivery of EMS solutions.
AWS offers a complete ‘turnkey’ solution from concept stage through manufacture, test and into end of life support
AWS has developed all of its businesses to operate in an ethical manner. Our core code of practice is based upon:
Conducting open and honest communications with our customers and suppliers.
Ensuring that all the terms of each transaction are clearly stated.
Ensuring that customers and suppliers are informed of any action that will materially affect the terms of the transaction and take all reasonable action to minimise risk to parties involved.
Respecting the confidentiality of any information if implied or requested by customers and suppliers informally and formerly through a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).
AWS Electronics Ltd. (UK)