NEWS AND EVENTS
AWS Apprentices Receive Fantastic Results
Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK – October 2019: AWS Electronics Group, one of Europe’s leading Specialist Electronics Manufacturing Services Providers, is happy to announce that two of our apprentices, Holly Platt and Connor Ecclestone, have recently been rewarded with some excellent results.
Holly was awarded a Distinction in her BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge). In the 11 units she undertook, Holly received a fantastic 9 Distinctions, 1 Merit and 1 Pass.
Her results signal the end of Holly’s third year of her 4-year course, which she is currently undertaking at Newcastle-under-Lyme College.
Connor achieved 9 Distinctions, 1 Merit and 1 Pass in his 11 units and has gone on to pass his BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering with an incredible Distinction* Distinction. His results come at the end of Connor’s 4-year apprenticeship, which he started in October 2016.
AWS is extremely proud of both Holly and Connor’s achievements, which reflects their dedication and commitment to work and college studies.
Five years ago, AWS initiated an apprenticeship scheme to bring through local young engineering and technical talented employees into its business. Since then we have recruited four apprentices a year and this has proven to be a very successful initiative. The company has been impressed with the young talent and we will continue to invest in this key area going forward.
Jamie Maughan, Group Operations Director, said: “Apprentices are a vital part of our growth. We take on new apprentices every year and they continue to amaze us! By splitting their time between college and the workplace, they are learning the practical side of the industry as well as the theory. Apprenticeships are something that we will most definitely continue to support!”
AWS Electronics Renews JOSCAR Accreditation
Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK – October 2019: AWS Electronics Group, one of Europe’s leading Specialist Electronics Manufacturing Services Providers, are proud to announce that they have once again been approved for the JOSCAR accreditation, awarded by Hellios, as well as being re-registered to the supplier accreditation register.
The JOSCAR accreditation reduces the time, cost and resources needed to provide customers with information.
In order to achieve this, AWS had to prove that they were still meeting all of the requirements, which are set out by ADS and other participating buying organisations.
Paul Deehan, CEO AWS Electronics Group, comments: “We strive to ensure that we provide the best service possible to all of our customers, no matter what sector they are in,
CEO Paul Deehan receiving the certificate from Mark Rasmussen, Service Delivery Manager at Hellios
and accreditations help us to do this. We are delighted to be a part of the JOSCAR register, alongside some very big names in this industry. Keeping the accreditation further enhances our offering to our existing and new customers alike.”
AWS are pleased to hold accreditations in many industries, including defence and aerospace (AS9100D), automotive (IATF 16949), medical (ISO 13485) and many more.
AWS Electronics Return From Successful Exhibition at DSEI 2019
Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK – October 2019: Leading Electronics Manufacturing Solutions Provider, AWS Electronics Group, has recently returned from a very successful week at DSEI 2019.
DSEI, which was held at the ExCel London on September 10th – 13th, is a must-attend world defence and security event. It brings the entire defence manufacturing supply chain together. Over 1,600 exhibitors from 69 countries attend, as well as over 36,000 visitors and VIPs.
AWS has over 20 years’ experience in the defence, security and aerospace markets and has approvals ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D at both the UK and Slovakia facilities. They are also accomplished in complex PCB assembly, electro-mechanical assembly and cables to military standard.
AWS manufacture a wide range of products including: UAV power and control systems; control units for military vehicles; and shipborne and land-based satcom RF and PSVs.
Tracy Court, Group Business Development Director, comments: “DSEI is always a fantastic event and this year was no different. We were able to connect with many of our existing customers, who were either exhibiting themselves or were visiting the exhibition. It has also provided us with lots of opportunities to build new connections, something that we always enjoy.”
Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK – May 2019: Leading Electronics Manufacturing Solutions Provider, AWS Electronics Group, will be demonstrating its full range of EMS capabilities at leading world defence and security event, DSEI at Stand S1-225, ExCel London, this September 10-13th. The must-attend industry event brings the entire defence manufacturing supply chain together, with over 1,600 exhibitors from 69 countries, and in excess of 36,000 visitors and VIPs in attendance.
AWS boasts over 20 years’ experience in the defence, security and aerospace markets and holds approvals ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D at both its UK and Slovakia facilities. Accomplished in complex PCB assembly, electro-mechanical assembly and cables to military standards, AWS manufacture a wide range of products including: UAV power and control systems; control units for military vehicles; and shipborne and land-based satcom RF and PSUs.
Paul Deehan, CEO AWS Group, comments: “We look forward to showcasing our capabilities at DSEI again in September. The event has always been a success for us and we are excited to see what new opportunities the show may bring for us this year.”
AWS Electronics Group lead the way in providing whole-life support services to customers looking for high reliability and leading-edge electronics technology. Visit Stand S1-225 at the event to find out more.
AWS Electronics Group to Exhibit at DSEI 2019
‘AWS to showcase full range of EMS capabilities at ExCel London, 10th-13th September 2019, Stand S1-225’
AWS Electronics Invests in Latest Flying Probe Test System
‘Leading EMS provider continues to invest in latest technologies’
Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK – May 2019: As part of a commitment to providing customers with the best technological systems and an unrivalled service, leading Electronics Manufacturing Solutions provider AWS Electronics Group has recently invested in the high specification SPEA 4050 flying probe test machine.
Consistent growth in demand has led to increased investment in the company in recent months, having also recently installed a new Surface Mount Technology (SMT) line at its Newcastle-under-Lyme facility in the UK. AWS is now proud to increase its testing capability through upgrading its flying probe test system at its UK site with one of the latest models available from leading supplier SPEA.
The SPEA 4050 offers a fixtureless solution, ideal for mid-volume production testing, with latest technologies ensuring reduced opportunities for errors at functional test. Installation of the new test system enables AWS to offer customers an enhanced service and flexibility unlike ever before.
Paul Deehan, CEO AWS Group, comments, “We are pleased to announce the recent investment into our UK site with both the additional SMT line and now the improved test solutions on offer with the installation of the SPEA 4050. Our prototyping, NPI and production areas will all benefit from this new flying probe test system.”
AWS Electronics Unveils New Training Centre
‘New facility will operate as centre of excellence within UK manufacturing site’
Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK – April 2019: Due to increased growth in both new and existing business, leading Electronics Manufacturing Solutions provider, AWS Electronics, is delighted to announce the launch of a new Training Centre, based at its UK facility.
The Training Centre will serve as a resource hub and skills development area for apprentices and new starters, as well as offering employees the ability to become multi-skilled through further training. The new centre will also be available for customers to utilise, offering a dedicated area to train AWS workforce on the introduction of new products, manufacturing and test procedures.
Dave Elms, Group Business Improvement Director, comments, “The new facility will provide the very best tools for surface mount and through-hole assembly, rework and wiring, and will offer training programmes to IPC 610, 620, 7711/7721 and J-Std. These programmes will be delivered by new AWS Trainer, Claire French, whose extensive electronics manufacturing background, coupled with her excellent teaching ability, will prove of great benefit to all of those training at the Centre.”
AWS Apprentice 'Highly Commended' at Sentinel Business Awards
Newcastle-under-Lyme, 1st April 2019 - William Edge was announced as runner-up for the ‘Apprentice of the Year’ award at the prestigious ceremony last Thursday, which celebrated the achievements of the business community across Staffordshire and South Cheshire. The impressive event was attended by over 400 guests including MPs from across Staffordshire and the Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent.
Despite narrowly missing out on the top-spot, William was presented with a ‘Highly Commended’ certificate and prize. AWS is incredibly proud of William’s achievement which reflects the consistent hard-work and commitment he has demonstrated throughout his four-year apprenticeship at AWS. See the evening in photos here.
AWS Electronics Invests in 5th SMT Line at UK Facility
Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK – March 2019: AWS Electronics Group, one of Europe’s leading Electronics Manufacturing Solutions providers, is proud to announce its recent investment in a new Surface Mount Technology (SMT) line at its UK manufacturing site. Continued growth in demand for the leading turn-key solutions on offer at AWS, has fuelled the need for what is now the fifth fully automated line in the facility.
Talented AWS Electronics Apprentice Shortlisted for Prestigious ‘Apprentice of the Year’ 2018/19 Award at The Sentinel Business Awards
With a high number of nominations for this award category, William Edge has been chosen as one of the ‘stand-out’ candidates for the final, with the winner to be announced at the impressive Gala event on 28th March 2019 at The King’s Hall in Stoke-on-Trent.
UK site invests in new 'AWS' branded vehicle
AWS Electronics has recently invested in a new 'AWS' branded vehicle for the transportation of its goods across the UK, aiming to reach a broader audience and increase brand awareness for the company.
The new signage is eye-catching in design and provides an overview of AWS' core capabilities and contact information.
Fast Track To Success: AWS Electronics Group Releases New Video
Showcasing Rapid Prototyping Capabilities
The video explores the Fast Track hall, which boasts a dedicated Surface Mount line and assembly area, complete with an expert technical engineering team to fully support customer requirements.
AWS Electronics Achieves Successful Transition to Latest Medical Standard ISO 13485:2016
With a growing customer base in the medical sector, achievement of the standard demonstrates AWS’ ongoing commitment to ensure the highest levels of quality are met in the development and manufacture of medical devices.
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