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Volex Takeover

In June 2018 Silcotec Europe was acquired by Volex

The acquisition of Silcotec, followed the acquisition earlier in the year of MC Electronics LLC, and was part of Volex’s strategy to grow the Cable Assemblies division both organically and through targeted acquisitions in a highly fragmented marketplace. 

The aim of Volex is to build a well-diversified, global Cable Assemblies business, providing the highest standard of quality and service to customers in the medical and industrial equipment markets.

The Silcotec acquisition expanded Volex’s product offering in medical and industrial cables, wire harnesses and electro-mechanical assemblies. Both acquisitions reflect the group’s determination to take advantage of the highly fragmented cable assembly industry, not only building scale but also the commercial breadth of the business.

At the time Nat Rothschild, executive chairman of Volex, said: “This acquisition is an important step in expanding our cable assembly activities in Europe. Silcotec is a well-run business, providing high-quality cables, assemblies and box-builds for the medical industry.”

For more information on Silcotec’s global capabilities in offering medical and industrial cables, wire harnesses and electro-mechanical assemblies contact Paul Bullock on pbullock@silcoteceurope.com

quality award for Silcotec Europe

Silcotec quality put under the microscope by FEI

Silcotec Europe have received a fourth supplier award nomination from world leading high performance electron microscopy manufacturer FEI.

Silcotec Europe have been a preferred supplier to FEI since 2009.

In 2010 they were nominated as ‘Best New Supplier’, in 2012 for “Best Overall Quality’, and again in 2013 for the same award. In each instance Silcotec Europe emerged as winner after nomination. The company has been delighted to be nominated this year in the category of “Best Performance – Operational Excellence’.

Group Operations Manager, Paul Bullock and Key Account Manager, Enda Bonner travel to Hillsboro, Oregon in late January for the awards ceremony.

Bullock commented: “We are proud of our relationship with FEI. They are a world class company with, as you would expect, a number of world class supply partners. Simply to be nominated is a huge honour.”

FEI’s Operational Excellence award is based on long term measurement of both quality and on-time delivery.

Silcotec Europe has achieved a 99.8% quality score and 96.8% on-time delivery across the period with delivery measured globally including Netherlands, Czech Republic and USA combined.

Key Account Manager, Enda Bonner noted: “This nomination is a huge vote of support for the whole Silcotec Europe team especially those in our Centre of Manufacturing Excellence in Komarno. We would love to be picking up the award on behalf of all of them. This award is all about our teams focus on manufacturing and service excellence – even to get shortlisted is a huge accolade”

FEI is a leading diversified scientific instruments company, featuring electron and ion-beam microscopes and other instruments for nanoscale applications across many industries. Across their product portfolio quality matters – that’s why they choose Silcotec for their low voltage cable supply

With more than 60 years of innovation and leadership, FEI enables customers to find meaningful answers to questions that accelerate breakthrough discoveries, increase productivity, and ultimately change the world.

In many ways they represent a ‘typical Silcotec customer’ in that they are a leading OEM in their sector and manufacture devices for critical applications.

Silcotec Europe’s focus on quality and exceeding customer expectations is why they have been chosen by some of the World’s leading electronics businesses not only to supply them but to receive their commendations as their key partners – not just in this sector – but across their entire customer portfolio.

To find out more about how Silcotec Europe can help you meet your critical manufacturing goals contact Paul Bullock on +44 7715 405515

high voltage cables from Silcotec

High voltage powers Silcotec Europe growth

Silcotec Europe an award winning supplier of low voltage cables is now meeting the needs of customers in the high voltage range.

The philosophy at the heart of Silcotec Europe has always been focussed on exceeding customers expectations by supplying products and service that are not just good but great.

In 2009 Silcotec Europe was able to “Bust the Myth” within FEI who design and manu­facture, the broadest range of high-performance microscopy products that low voltage cable suppliers could not be great suppliers by winning their “Best new supplier award” and subsequently went on to win “Best Quality” awards from FEI in 2011 and 2102 for their low voltage products. Now they are applying the standards of excellence to delivering high voltage products to their customers.

Stephen Bullock, Silcotec Europe’s CEO commented: “The High Voltage market is a specialised area and is a perfect fit with our customers in the medical and electron microscopy markets. Silcotec is currently building finished cable assemblies up to 100kV with the option for higher voltages if required.”

Silcotec Europe specialises in the manufacturing of cable harnesses and integrated cabinets to the most exacting standards for some of the World’s leading OEMs.