Sandy, Bedfordshire, 18 November 2019 – SIGA Electronics Ltd, a leading UK manufacturer of high-quality transformers and other wound components in the ETAL Group, today announced an investment in its Sandy, Bedfordshire manufacturing site increasing its manufacturing capacity and broadening the range of magnetic solutions it can offer customers.
SIGA has invested in a larger bobbin winding machine, which can wind heavier gauge wire and copper strip, allowing it to offer customers larger transformers with a higher current carrying capacity and higher power ratings. SIGA has also purchased a Wayne Kerr Precision Magnetics Analyzer ref 3260B, a state of the art instrument which can characterise magnetics components fully under a wide range of circuit conditions. The new instrument enhances the speed and throughput of SIGA’s exemplary quality control, which includes 100% electrical testing of every device followed by a visual check.
Richard Thrussell, General Manager of SIGA Electronics, “We are continually investing in our business to ensure that our equipment is state of the art. The new systems in our manufacturing and final test areas allows us to offer higher power transformers allowing us to expand our production capabilities and increase our customer base. The investment demonstrates the commitment of our new parent company, KAMIC, to SIGA’s business success.”
SIGA occupies a purpose built, 15,000 sq. ft. factory where over 50 employees produce a wide range of high quality transformers and inductors. A custom engineering team is based at the same location. SIGA supplies wound components conforming to international standards, including EN61558, EN60601, and EN60950, and in addition a range of standard and custom toroidal transformers UL Approved to UL506. The facility holds ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System), ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management System) and ISO 45001:2018 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System). It has also been granted approval by a number of national and international companies in the electronics, aerospace and medical industries.
About SIGA Electronics Ltd
SIGA Electronics Ltd is a leading manufacturer of all types of toroidal and bobbin wound components, and associated assemblies. Established in 1961, the company has steadily expanded and market sectors supplied include: medical, aerospace, railways, satellite, test equipment, underwater vehicles (ROVs), as well as the general electronics industries. SIGA is able to manufacture and supply any quantity from 1 off to many thousands off and are able to design to meet customers’ electrical specification, or can build to print. SIGA was acquired by the KAMIC Group in 2018.
About ETAL Group
Since 1968, ETAL Group has been a leading supplier of in-house developed high-performance magnetic components, primarily transformers and inductors. ETAL represents the magnetics business area in the KAMIC Group and is a leading supplier of magnetic components for the telecom, power technology, automotive and defence industries. ETAL develops, manufactures and sells magnetic components to a world-wide market through offices in Europe, Asia and the USA and through distribution partners in an additional 20 countries. Production takes place at the company’s own facilities in Estonia and Sri Lanka as well as through production partners in Asia. For more information about ETAL please visit www.etalgroup.com
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