Stadium combines its power operations into one brand
The single trading entity Stadium Stontronics will offer standard, custom and semi-custom power supplies up to 10kW, dedicated sales and service provided from the Regional Fulfilment Centres (RFCs) in Reading, UK and Hong Kong, and engineering expertise provided through the Regional Design Centres (RDCs) in Norwich and Shanghai. Other services including kitting, labelling, PCB assembly and turnkey manufacturing will be provided from the Stadium Group sites in the UK and Asia.
Products from the integrated business are now available through the former Stontronics distribution network, which includes Electrocomponents (RS, Allied), Element 14 (Farnell, Newark, CPC) and Rapid Electronics.
The Stadium Group is listed on the UK’s junior stockmarket AIM and provides integrated electronic technologies to OEMs worldwide, including wireless, machine-to-machine (M2M) and touchscreen technologies. Power is a leading growth area for the business and has been subject to key investment in recent years with the opening of a dedicated R&D facility in Norwich in 2014, the acquisition of Stontronics in August 2015 and the upgrade of the power supply manufacturing capability in Hartlepool alongside a wholly owned facility in China.
“The integration of the power business completes the next stage in our growth plan and supports the wider integrated technology model of the group where benefits are already being realised,” said Martin Brabham, Managing Director for Stadium’s global power business, picture above (centre) alongside Martin Dodd, Operations Director (left) and Steven Applegate, Sales Director (right). “Several Stadium Stontronics customers are now accessing Stadium’s design capabilities in wireless M2M communication and HMI and we expect this approach to continue to deliver strong benefits including shared knowledge, access to niche technology, economies of scale and synergies in design, manufacturing and fulfilment.”
The background to the deal is covered in a recent EETimes Europe interview with Brabham at Power Trends: All change at Stadium power