We’re attending Southern Manufacturing and Electronics!

January 20, 2020

We’re happy to announce that we’ll be attending Southern Manufacturing and Electronics from the 11th – 13th of February.

We’ll be at the exhibition showing everyone our brilliant work and introducing them to the Yorkshire way of doing business, and we’d love to see you there.

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is one of the most popular engineering shows in the UK and we are looking forward to stretching our legs, leaving Yorkshire, and showing the rest of the UK how it’s done up north!

We specialise in the production of PCBs and if you talk to our dedicated team at the exhibition, they will be able to demonstrate how we can become your sub-contract electronics partner.

So, if you’re visiting the Southern Manufacturing and Electronics exhibition, don’t forget to stop by Stand A125 and speak to us about how we can be the heartbeat of your production!

North Yorkshire Manufacturer Welcomes New Operations Manager

October 30, 2019

Yorkshire-based electronics manufacturer, Contract Production Ltd, has recently recruited Andrew Chiles as their new Operations Manager. Andrew’s appointment comes at an exciting time for Contract Production, as continued growth and development continue to see the firm perform incredibly well. The shareholders have invested significantly in the business in the last year alone, which supported the purchase of new equipment and additional workspace to meet the growth and demands of the organisation. 

Andrew brings with him 30 years of valuable knowledge and experience in the manufacturing industry. Starting from the shop floor, he worked up the ranks through technical, sales and operational roles. This provided him with a full and comprehensive understanding of the demands and requirements to make a successful manufacturing organisation. In his most recent role, Andrew served as Director at Cleveland Circuits for 11 years. 

Contract Production’s Managing Director, Simon Norris, said he is delighted to have Andrew on-board and is excited to implement his new ideas. Simon added “Andrew is going to be a great addition to the team. His passion and excitement are really going to rejuvenate the business and help us discover the best working practices to benefit our team and most importantly, our valued customers”.

Emma Wrigglesworth, Contract Production’s Sales Manager, also welcomes the new appointment. She added “I think Andrew is going to be great in the role and I’m really confident in his skills and experience. We are now taking the steps to really expand our business, and he is certainly going to help lead the way. Andrew’s appointment and the year-long programme with Manufacturing Excellence will put us in a great position to secure our success moving forward.”

Andrew said he is delighted to be joining Contract Production in such a key role saying his primary objectives are “to employ the best practice internally and to invest in staff, equipment and resources to improve process efficiency, capacity and profitability”. He added “I will also be looking to expand operations into the new building that was purchased recently to allow us to continue to maximise future growth potential and to capitalise on external business opportunities.”

Away from the world of manufacturing, Andrew is a passionate photographer and uses a state-of-the-art drone to capture stunning aerial visuals of the local area. He is also a keen guitarist and enjoys plays music in his downtime. 

Contract Production manufactures a range of sub-contract electronic products and printed circuit board assemblies for a wide variety of industries. This can be one-off runs, going up to volumes in their tens of thousands. Last year’s investment in the business resulted in the installation of the AM100 Panasonic Pick and Place line, enabling the firm to increase its output by up to 400%.

As well as larger orders, Contract Production also produces one-off prototypes or low-rate production runs for clients – often hand-placed – for new products yet to go to market. These can be anything from GPS tracking devices to measurement instrumentation for deep-sea oil drilling rigs.

The Contract Production website can be found at https://contract-production.co.uk

Contract Production Doubles Work Space In Head Office Acquisition [Press Release]

February 14, 2019

Yorkshire-based Contract Production Ltd has acquired its current head office and production facilities in Pickering, expanding into a third adjoining unit as part of its ongoing expansion programme.

CPL shareholders have purchased 9,600 sq ft, spread across three adjoining units on the Thornton Road Industrial estate, investing more than £500,000 in the acquisition and modernisation programme. CPL had been leasing two of the units for the last 10 years but took the opportunity to buy both, along with a third space, that had stood empty since 2017. This has enabled the firm that produces a range of sub-contract electronic products and printed circuit boards assemblies to almost double its current workspace.

CPL Managing Director Simon Norris said he is delighted they have finally signed and secured the additional space to allow for the company’s expansion plans. He said: “The additional empty unit is basically a shell so we are starting with a blank space which gives us plenty of options; it’s a very exciting time for the company and the staff who will have a big say in how we can best utilise the new areas.”

“The space may well be used to create a dedicated area for our automated production line to expand into, and grow our component stores and warehousing, as well as provide much-needed admin space and meeting rooms.”

Outside the premises, the new CPL footprint also allows a further 10 parking spaces for staff and visitors.

The latest expansion plans have been fuelled by a significant six-figure investment last year in the firm’s production lines that have led to a 30% like-for-like increase in CPL’s turnover in the last 12 months alone.

Simon added: “I am very confident we will continue to grow as we make the most of the extra space and, as a result, add to the current 22-strong workforce we have in Pickering.”

CPL plans to officially unveil the new-look premises later this year, also coinciding with its 10th anniversary.

Contract Production manufactures a range of sub-contract electronic products and printed circuit board assemblies for a wide variety of industries. This can be one-off prototypes, going up to volumes in their 10,000’s.  Last year’s investment resulted in the installation of the AM100 Panasonic Pick and Place line enabling the company to increase its output by up to 400%.

The new CPL production line populates printed circuit boards and can place up to 30,000 components per hour – another key advantage that allowed the business to compete for the larger contracts.

As well as the larger orders Contract Production also produces one-off prototypes or low rate production runs for clients – often hand-placed – for new products yet to go to market. These can be anything that requires circuit boards, from GPS tracking devices to wind turbines, cameras to measuring instrumentation for deep sea oil drilling rigs.

Seasons Greetings From All Of Us At Contract Production

December 13, 2018

 

 

It’s that time of year again and we would like to wish all our customers, colleagues and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We’ll be closed over the Christmas period from 1.30pm on Monday 24th December until 8.30am on Wednesday 2nd January.

We hope you enjoy the festive period however you choose to spend it, and whoever you choose to spend it with.

 

Why Yorkshire Businesses Really Are Best!

October 06, 2018

God’s Own Country. The land of flat caps and Theakston’s beer. The largest county in the UK. The list of accolades attributed to Yorkshire could go on, but there’s something extra special about the way people in Yorkshire do business. It’s more than just the welcoming northern twang or the offer of a proper Yorkshire brew. There’s something about the dedication, hard work and overall sense of commitment that sets Yorkshire apart when it comes to doing business.

Being in the heart of Yorkshire is something we have fully embraced here at Contract Production, and with an outstanding 40% growth figure recorded in the first five months of our financial year, it’s hard to argue against the effectiveness of being a Yorkshire brand, fully immersed in the Yorkshire way of doing things.

Being part of Yorkshire runs in our blood: it’s what we pride ourselves on more than anything. We’ve been offering our customers a properly open and honest service since we started trading and it’s completely second nature to us. So much so that when our new marketing team came on board, when they pointed out our strengths as a Yorkshire-based business, we were taken completely by surprise. Offering our customers traditional Yorkshire customer service and the peace of mind knowing that their every need will be tended to with the utmost care and attention, is at the heart of what we do, and making the Yorkshire connection had never crossed our minds.

We recently attended the What’s New In Electronics exhibition at Birmingham’s NEC where we made being a Yorkshire business the focal point of our stand. Our exhibitors Emma and Jemma were the Yorkshire ambassadors in the heart of the Midlands, and received so much positive feedback from visitors who’d travelled from all over the UK. We ran a raffle to give visitors the chance to win their very own Yorkshire flat cap and we gave away chocolates that were handcrafted in Scarborough to further demonstrate our Yorkshire roots. Our social media marketing has also taken a Yorkshire twist with the introduction of #FlatCapFridays, where we share images of our wonderful team wearing flat caps. Emma’s dog Bella even got in on the action and made for the perfect model! We’re so proud to be able to offer something many of our competitors can’t: Yorkshire customer service and Yorkshire quality, always with a smile, and always with the promise of a proper Yorkshire brew.

It’s our Yorkshire approach to business that’s helped us to increase our output by a staggering 400%! We believe in becoming the heart of our clients’ production process, saving them time, which is so valuable in this modern era of things being needed before you’ve even finished asking for them. Whatever your needs, no matter how complex, regardless of the scale, we’ll bend over backwards to ensure that you get exactly what you need. We’ll welcome you into the Contract Production family and like a proper Yorkshire host, will make sure that you feel right at home; tending to all your needs and making you feel properly looked after.

We’re so incredibly proud of being a Yorkshire business. So if you want to find out what the fuss is all about, you’ll just have to come and chat to us and see how we do things differently.

 

 

New Pick and Place Line is Fully operational

January 30, 2018

Our new Pick and Place Line is fully operational and working on lots of new projects for many new and existing customers.

The local and trade press have covered our installation and we are very proud of the investment that we have made which will benefit our company and the local community as we grow and provide further employment opportunities.

Click here to read more about it if you missed it.

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If you have a project that could benefit from the latest technology and friendly customer service, please get in touch with us.

Visitors are always welcome to see our line running and meet all members of our team.  To arrange a visit, contact Emma Wrigglesworth (ew@contract-production.co.uk) or call our offices on 01751 475950 – the kettle is always on and there’s plenty of tea and biscuits.