Stadium Stontronics upgrades UK power and cables facility


Martin Brabham Stadium Stontronics Reading

The Reading-based business has added a new dedicated manufacturing cell for the production of custom power supplies, a new warehouse space to accommodate an additional 700 pallets of storage and a large ESD controlled test facility.

Overall, the company’s Reading premises now extend to more than 2,500sqm, while it also has operations in China.

Stadium Stontronics specialises in the manufacture and distribution of AC-DC power supplies, DC-DC converters, desktops, plugtops, custom power solutions and cable products, primarily for the industrial, medical, security, LED lighting and single board computing markets.

Managing director Martin Brabham (pictured) said: “The expansion demonstrates our commitment to building a world class power supply business with dedicated design, manufacturing, assembly and distribution capabilities both in the UK and China.”

He said that the expanded power supply manufacturing and test activity would improve economies of scale and efficiencies between the company’s design, manufacture, assembly and distribution business model.

“Having a ‘one stop shop’ on site at Reading puts us in a better position to deliver best in class service to customers,” he said. “It also enables us to fully support Stadium Group’s other business units in Connectivity, HMI and Electronics Assembly with regional inventory holding and logistics programs tailored to our customers’ needs.”

The new warehouse space is intended to allow the business to further improve its order fulfilment rates and ensure that it has the right products, ready to ship for next day delivery.

Brabham added that upgrading the facilities had allowed the business to redesign the whole process in its warehouse and improve safety.

“We’ve been able to pedestrianise large areas, reduce the requirement for fork lift truck usage and keep noisy processes such as cable winding and ultrasonic welding separate,” he said.

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