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Avon Magnetics Overview

Avon Magnetics is one of the UK's leading designers and manufacturers of transformers, inductors and associated forms of wound magnetic components. The also have the ability to replicate any obsolete designs subject to sufficient mechanical and electrical details being available.

Their production capability is driven by a fully integrated MRP system; products are tracked with hand scanners from material picking throughout their build cycle ensuring full batch traceability. The skilled workforce use microprocessor controlled winding equipment whenever possible, semi-automatic laminating machines plus numerous other more labour intensive machines to support the lower volume products, Products are varnish dipped, vacuum impregnated, enveloped or resin cast. They use conventional and computer controlled curing ovens. Automated test equipment is used whenever possible, a recent plant acquisition allows them to record test results in a database, reducing the test operatives time considerably.

From simple inductors to complex three phase transformers, Avon Magnetics has the resource. Their technical expertise and manufacturing facility ensures they can offer a wide range of products for low to high technology applications including air cored coils to laminated variants, ferrites, amorphous cores, toroidal and Planar devices.

The manufacturing capability meets the needs of many demanding markets such as civil aerospace, military, medical, transportation, instrumentation, industrial, oil and gas and process control sectors; offering a full design and manufacturing service as well as a build-to-print assembly service.

Customer service is paramount in all they do, each customer irrespective of spend receives a tailored delivery update of all open orders each week, with comments detailed against each line. Their Managing Director, Bill Wickens takes personal involvement in that process to ensure with his experience that each customer does get the very best of attention.

The quality management system of Avon Magnetics is assessed by Lloyds Register Quality Assurance. The company operates fully in accordance with the requirements of AS9100 Revision C and BS EN ISO 9001:2008, and holds approval certificate number LRQ 0955917.

Through the utilisation and continuous improvement of their approved Quality System, customers can be assured that Avon Magnetics is committed to offering the most up to date facilities and resources - and in providing the best possible working conditions and environment for their 55 staff.

"Working with Astute Electronics is like working with an extension of our company. We both share the same beliefs with regard to product integrity, traceability and service levels. Astute make life easy and they're straightforward people!"

Bill Wickens, Avon Magnetics

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