Cluster Launched to Target £10M Electrification Opportunities

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A new manufacturing cluster has been established to target more than £10m of electrification opportunities over the next 12 months.

Brandauer, C-MAC SMT and PP Control & Automation - all members of the Manufacturing Assembly Network (MAN) - have come together to offer a single-source supply chain service for electric motors, drivetrain components, battery cells, casings and housings, transfer laminations, PCB assemblies and wider infrastructure services.

The trio has also enlisted the expertise of industrial automation specialist Balluff to drive the opportunity.

Richard Halton, business development manager at C-MAC SMT, said: "Electrification is a massive opportunity for our four businesses and we feel that by collaborating and pooling together our different, but complimentary disciplines, that we can offer the OEMs and end users access to a single source solution.

"Whilst transport electrification is a natural marketplace and one that we are already picking up work in, there is a strong sense that we can also go after contracts to support the alternative energy sector and electric infrastructure work for street furniture and charging points for example.

"Both of these markets are ramping up quickly and need partners who have a track record of delivering complex assemblies on time.

"This is exactly what we’re giving them with this cluster – experts in strategic manufacturing outsourcing, wiring looms, high volume pressings and laminations and electronic assembly.

"Better still, the cluster can also now call upon Balluff’s world leading sensors, vision inspection systems and RFID/IO-Link knowledge."