AWS consolidates UK manufacturing facilities, expands offshore
Pilz Automation Ltd
Posted to News on 24th Jun 2014, 16:51

AWS consolidates UK manufacturing facilities, expands offshore

AWS is consolidating its UK manufacturing sites and is taking on more business at its facility in Slovakia. The capabilities of two satellite sites, AWS Newbury and AWS Biggleswade, have been incorporated into the company's main 48,000 ft ² plant at Newcastle-under-Lyme. The consolidated site now provides fast-track NPI turnaround to customers and complete through life product support (MRO), as well as box build, surface-mount PCB technology, cable and harness assembly and conventional assembly. The change accompanies the Group's announcement that it is seeing increased business at its offshore plant in Slovakia as customers in the high-technology sector migrate work there in order to take advantage of the lower manufacturing costs in Eastern Europe.

AWS consolidates UK manufacturing facilities, expands offshore

AWS Group CEO, Paul Deehan says:" We wanted to focus on our core competencies and concentrate our key capabilities within one dedicated UK site to provide the best possible product and service levels to customers while maintaining our highly competitive pricing structures. We have retained all the specialist skills in what is often legacy and experience-driven work and are now able to show customers our full end-to-end capabilities in one place. This change also enables senior management to focus solely on customers, rather than dissipating effort on the management of multiple and dispersed plants."

AWS has reported significantly increased business at its facility in Slovakia, which offers low production costs, comparable with SE Asia. As global dynamics change, some customers are taking advantage of such competitive prices to re-shore contracts from Asia to Slovakia, as its proximity to European markets brings supply chain and other benefits.

Deehan continues: "As an electronics manufacturing services provider, our business depends on the success of our customers operating in dynamic and challenging global markets. At AWS, we are keenly aware of this and our focus remains flexibility, customer commitment and the ability to offer competitive pricing."

For more information about AWS Group and its manufacturing facilities, please visit www.awselectronicsgroup.com.


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