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Alan Anderson Manufacturing launched to deliver start-of-the-art electronics manufacturing in the UK

Full-service PCBA provider also delivers device programming and can call upon large inventory and established PCB supply chain.

January 2023: Hemel Hempstead, UK: Alan Anderson (AA) Manufacturing Ltd has been established to deliver a leading-technology electronics manufacturing capability, coupled with full logistics and value-add services, from a UK centre of excellence.

Comments Operations Director, Philip Bray: “UK manufacturing has many advantages. Lead times are reduced and product quality improved by bringing production closer to the end market. Supply chain risks are reduced and the impact of tariff hikes and trade wars is lessened. By reducing carbon footprint we improves sustainability, and of course job opportunities in the domestic economy stimulates local growth.”

AA Manufacturing keeps everything under one roof. The company has invested in modern PCBA lines and AOI and X-ray inspection. More than that, AA Manufacturing also has on-site device programming, £5M worth of IC inventory to offset shortages and an established PCB supply chain.

Exceptional customer service is a mantra at AA Manufacturing. The company will price-fix and hold buffer stocks of completed assemblies for customers. And customers can see the progress of their build in real time.

Alan Anderson Manufacturing adds new production line honouring UK manufacturing commitment

£2 million investment in state-of-the-art PCBA equipment.

July 2023: Hemel Hempstead, UK: Alan Anderson (AA) Manufacturing Ltd, the UK’s newest full-capability PCBA and Value-Add CEM, is honouring its commitment to customers by investing in a second full production line at its 17,000 sq ft UK facility in Hemel Hempstead.

Explains Operations Director, Philip Bray: “Our promise to customers is that every time we hit 65% capacity we will add further production lines here in the UK.”

The latest investment means that £2 million of brand new, leading-edge manufacturing equipment has been installed by AA Manufacturing in the last 18 months. The new manufacturing lines employ the latest machines, improving throughput, reducing lead times, improving quality and reducing waste. Importantly, the new equipment has advanced protection mechanisms that create a safer working environment.

Financially stable, Alan Anderson Manufacturing promises to deliver the best value and the highest quality.

Alan Anderson Manufacturing increases workforce to support major investment at UK CEM

January 2024: Hemel Hempstead, UK: Alan Anderson (AA) Manufacturing Ltd, the UK’s newest full-capability PCBA and Value-Add CEM, is adding significantly to its workforce, with the hiring of a key new executive and a team of skilled manufacturing staff. The move is in support of a multi-million-pound investment in state-of-the-art equipment and designed to deliver the highest quality electronics manufacturing service.

Comments Operations Director, Philip Bray: “We are building a world class facility here in the UK, offering not only PCBA capabilities, but also programming, procurement and logistics, all under one roof. The highest calibre equipment required the highest calibre personnel.”

Joining AA Manufacturing as Sales Director, Michael Knight, who formerly held a similar post at another UK CEM. Other new hires include four new production staff and two SMT engineers who previously worked together in a team at a UK plant that is now moving offshore. Adds Bray: “Keeping manufacturing close to the end market improves quality, speeds manufacturing time and saves waste. We believe in employing the best, experienced people and we are happy that all the new hires have chosen to bring their skills and expertise to AA Manufacturing.”

Alan Anderson Manufacturing to exhibit at Southern Manufacturing and Electronics

See us on Booth F90, Farnborough International Exhibition Centre GU14 6TQ, 6-8 February 2024

January 2024: Hemel Hempstead, UK: Alan Anderson (AA) Manufacturing Ltd, the UK’s newest full-capability PCBA and Value-Add CEM, will exhibit for the first time at the Southern Manufacturing and Electronics exhibition in Farnborough.

The company will show a complete range of PCBA capabilities, plus in-house device programming, components and PCB procurement service and a range of other value-add solutions.

Says Operations Director, Philip Bray: “We believe in UK manufacturing. We have looked at the whole manufacturing cycle, from design to delivery and invested in brand new equipment and experienced personnel so that we can offer more than traditional CEMs. Every company that has visited our UK manufacturing centre has given us business. Come and talk to us at Southern Manufacturing and Electronics, or better still, see the whole operation in Hemel Hempstead.”

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