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News Release

UK Contract Electronics Manufacturer eXception EMS, reaps rewards of adapting to globalisation
Released: 1st October 2013
Publisher: RealWire

eXception EMS, a leading UK based contracts electronics manufacturing solutions provider has seen an increase of nearly 25 per cent growth in sales over a two year period, and an order book increase of 35 per cent since 2012.  It now has over 60 active customers across a variety of industry sectors including aerospace, energy, defence, semi-conductor and oil and gas. In a bid to offer its customers a truly flexible PCBA solution, the company has also recently signed Key Partnership agreements with two Far East based PCBA solutions businesses, Pan International PLC ( and Team Precision PLC (,  after a thorough review process was completed – this planned partner programme will further increase opportunities for growth.

To date the company has seen consistent growth across all industry sectors, with highlighted focus of over 50 per cent growth in its semiconductor client base, 40 per cent in Defence, and 20 per cent in the oil and gas sector within the last 12 months – with several new US-based customers appearing on its client roster as a result of its technical expertise and reliability record in the oil and gas industry.

Strategic Partners offer customers managed approach to outsourcing
The new International Key Strategic Partner programme will also offer customers access to approved, dedicated offshore PCBA partners when appropriate and will be completely managed by eXception EMS’ experienced professional services team in the UK – relieving the customer of the challenges and costs of effectively managing offshore PCBA production and supply.  Key Strategic Partners are selected against a strict set of criteria with regular standards reviews being enforced to ensure consistent performance. The company’s 60 year heritage in PCBA design and assembly management form the basis of the pedigree required to professionally manage the outsourcing of critical PCBA’s and deliver successful outcomes in the extended supply chain.

Mark O’Connor, eXception Group CEO said, “Our highly skilled Tier 1 experienced management team and workforce and have enabled us to continue to reap rewards during a continued tough economic environment. Understanding the markets, the clients and technology roadmaps of the electronics industry is essential to the success of any CEM business." 

He concluded, “Delivering this core competence with our Key Strategic Partners gives us a major differentiator and maximises our ability to be able to perfectly match the needs and future challenges of our global customers.”

Further Information

Samantha Sharp
Service Delivery Executive
Tel: +44 (0)1522 883640

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