We specialise in producing highly complex products in low to medium volumes. To give you an indication of the volumes we support our customers with, we work on batch quantities as low as one to five, but also up to several thousand a month. If you are looking for an Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider to supply upwards of fifty thousand PCBAs a month, then we would facilitate this through one of our Far Eastern supply partners.
Yes. We manufacture a range of PCBAs on behalf of our customers and have the capability to produce both surface mount (SMT) and plated through-hole (PTH) assemblies. In order to add the most value to your business the majority of these PCBAs are then tested and assembled into sub-assemblies or enclosures to form part of a completed box build, cabinet or electro-mechanical product.
There are pros and cons to dual sourcing and you may find this blog post helpful. Much comes down to how confident you are in the EMS provider's capabilities and their disaster recovery policy.
With 180 staff employed at our Czech site it is our main product assembly facility. With the exception of SMT assembly, all other assembly capabilities, systems and processes mirror those available within our UK site. Our dedicated transport collects and delivers twice a week from each location.
Yes. We use a combination of X-Ray and Ersascope inspection.
Yes. We offer Design for Manufacture (DFM) and Design for Test (DFT) through our 15 strong engineering team for electronic, electro-mechanical and mechanical assemblies.
Unfortunately it’s not possible to give a definitive figure as we need to understand your design, the complexity of your product and its stability along with the number of manual hours required to build the product and your estimated monthly build volumes. Outsourcing projects that have been suitable to utilise our Czech Republic facility have seen in the region of a 10-15% cost saving compared to the UK.
No. However we do have a highly skilled workforce of around 40 staff in our conventional assembly team.
Yes, although we would recommend you outsource as much of the material procurement as possible. By retaining control of the supply chain, in addition to placing the purchase orders you will need to continue to manage supplier performance, incoming inspection and quality issues along with all the other hidden costs associated with purchasing, purchase ledger, warehousing, losses, damage etc.
In certain instances, for example when a product contains an extremely high value/single source component, it makes commercial sense for you to retain control of these parts. Any material you wish to ‘free issue’ would need delivering in advance of production. JJS will advise you on when the material is required in order to meet the agreed delivery schedules. If material is to be free issued, in order to avoid any confusion with the material supplier, we recommend the relationship, quality and delivery performance remains your responsibility.
Yes. An assessment of the ‘scope’ of work required would need to be carried out but we have supported a number of customers with repairs or upgrades to products they have had manufactured by third party suppliers who are no longer able to help.