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New Sinclair computer to be made by SMS Electronics
The recently announced Sinclair Spectrum Vega games computer is to be manufactured by SMS Electronics Ltd at their factory in Beeston, Nottinghamshire.
The decision to begin manufacture in the UK continues the policy of Clive Sinclair, who launched the original ZX Spectrum computer in 1982 and sold more than 5 million of them. Sir Clive, who is a shareholder in Retro Computers Ltd, said: “I have always sought to manufacture my products in the UK whenever possible and I am proud that I have usually been able to do so. In this country we have some top quality factories that can give us the comfort of knowing that the Vega will be very reliably made. When our management team visited the SMS Electronics facility all of them were impressed with the thoroughness and attention for detail at every stage of the manufacturing process. And SMS will provide us with exactly what we need ‒ a ‘one stop’ service capable of delivering finished, tested, packaged product direct to our customers.” Bob Pitchford, Sales & Marketing Director of SMS Electronics Ltd, said: "We are absolutely delighted with the news. The original Sinclair ZX spectrum is a gaming product that we all remember so it is very exciting to be working with such an iconic brand. The contract win is not only an acknowledgement of our expertise in this industry, but an affirmation of our continued hard work as a UK CEM. This partnership provides a boost for UK manufacturing in particular that of the East Midlands."
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