© AWS Electronics Group Electronics Production | April 01, 2019
AWS Electronics invests in 5th SMT line at UK facility
EMS provider, AWS Electronics Group, recently invested in a new Surface Mount Technology (SMT) line at its UK manufacturing site. Continued growth in demand at AWS has fuelled the need for what is now the fifth fully automated line in the facility.
The new line allows for greater flexibility, efficiency and the additional capacity to build more PCAs, supporting the requirements of both new and existing customers. The line comprises of a DEK printer, 3 new JUKI pick and place machines and a HELLER reflow oven. “We are delighted to see our UK site continue to grow with several large new customers over the past 12 months. This, coupled with increased sales with our existing customers, has seen a requirement for more capacity. With this new line we are proud to be able to meet the rise in demand and also increase our future growth. Further, we have expanded our workforce for the increase in unit assembly and test,” says Jamie Maughan, AWS Group Operations Director, in a press release. Due to consistent growth in new and existing business, AWS continues to invest in both its UK manufacturing site and mirror-facility in Slovakia.