Company Overview

Established for some 45 years, Ultra Electronics, CEMS is an electronics manufacturing services provider focussed on business sectors requiring high-reliability products, including aerospace, defence, oil and gas, mass transportation, nuclear energy, security and scientific instrumentation.

Ultra Electronics Holdings PLC is an internationally successful defence, security, transport and energy company with a long, consistent track record of development and growth. Ultra Electronics businesses operate in the UK, North America, the Middle East and Australia, with a wide range of specialist capabilities. As one of those businesses CEMS offers world class manufacturing services in the following technologies.

CEMS offers a wide range of services including:

Rapid Prototype and Engineering

CEMS provides a range of assembly services including rapid prototype assembly of PCB and system assemblies using consigned and procured material. Our plants also offer a range of manufacturing engineering and test engineering services.

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PCB Assembly

Covering conventional through-hole and surface-mount technologies, CEMS offers a wide range of stable assembly processes for all current component packages, including beam lead diodes, 0201's, CSP/micro BGA's and 544 ball BGA's.

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System Assembly

CEMS provides a full system assembly service for products of all shapes and sizes including hand held terminals, chassis and 19" cabinets, supplied fully tested and configured.

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Microelectronics Design and Fabrication

Established in 1986, the business offers a wide range of thick film hybrid and general microelectronics design and fabrication services for sectors including aerospace, defence, oil & gas, mass transport, security, scientific instrumentation, nuclear and space.

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Mechatronics Assembly

With many years experience of building products having moving mechanical actions and integrated electrical sensing and control circuitry, CEMS has developed an impressive pedigree in the field of mechatronics assembly.

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Test & Diagnostics Services

  • Analogue MDA In-Cct test
  • Digital In-Cct Test
  • Flying Probe test
  • Boundary Scan and Corellis JTAG
  • Combinational test
  • ESS test and Vibration test
  • X-Ray inspection and Ersa Scope
  • AOI

Equipped to provide almost all test and diagnostics techniques, CEMS electronic engineers have the experience and the equipment required to supply working products regardless of technology or application.

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Serving some of the most demanding industry sectors in the world, CEMS has developed a culture of high quality and reliability in all aspects of the business, having achieved the following accreditations.

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Supply Chain

Having developed an international network of audited and approved suppliers, CEMS strives to source material as cost effectively as possible, taking account of regional price advantages, suitability in terms of volumes, geography and technology as well as fluctuations in currency exchange rates. Taking advantage of the larger co-ordinated group purchasing spend, CEMS is able to secure attractive pricing from reliable vendors.

As a founding signatory to SC21 much work is being done both within the business and with suppliers to increase the effectiveness of the supply chain.

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Design Services

CEMS offers a range of in-house design engineering services, including product miniaturisation, electronics and microelectronics; both analogue and digital, mechanical, mechatronics and optical. To these services can be added a wider range of specialist design engineering capabilities by way of Ultra Synergy design partners.

Ultra Synergy is a group of individually successful independent design companies specialising in the provision of product design and product improvement services. With guidance from CEMS on manufacturability, testability and supply chain, Ultra Synergy offers high competence new product design services.



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