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Allectra Ltd

Allectra Limited using UK as a manufacturing base to boost global business growth

14 July 2015 15:45

UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL 14 July 2015 15:45

Allectra Limited using UK as a manufacturing base to boost global business growth.

East Sussex, 14th July 2015: Allectra's primary aim from the beginning was to develop a range of electrical feedthroughs for UHV set-ups and to become the biggest European manufacturer of those components.
The East-Sussex-based business, today has a prestigious customer base around the world including CERN, Harvard University, Stamford University, MIT and Synchrotrons including The Australian Light Source, The Canadian Light-Source and the UK's own Diamond Light Source in Oxfordshire.
Allectra Limited, launched in 2003, is part of the Allectra Group based in Berlin, and has recently finished equipping the facility purpose-built for the company a year ago, with state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment.
As Allectra witnessed a growth in sales in its export markets, the Group took the decision to shift its majority focus to manufacturing to fulfil demand from both its European and global customers.
Mario Peli was appointed Managing Director for Allectra Limited in January of this year after twelve years with the business. He says, “We work with some high profile organisations, such as a company who is working with the European Space Agency to build a system which replicates the environment on Mars and we needed the right infrastructure in place to properly support the customer. Having complete control over the quality of our products is really important to our business model – a lot of companies, across many industries, not just scientific equipment, are feeling a push towards the cheapest possible product. That is not a race we want to get involved in but we still want to provide value for money.”
The company also supply components to the main synchrotron facilities in Europe. This includes the ESRF in Grenoble, Soleil in France, ALBA in Spain, ELETTRA in Italy, DESY and BESSY in Germany. Allectra have also started to work with ITER, the big nuclear fusion project at Cadarache in France.
There are a number of strategic reasons for Allectra's choice of the UK for its new facility.
“We have a strong network within the market and a lot of American companies see the UK as a sort of gateway to Europe because of the language,” continues Mario. “Even in Europe, English is seen as the language of Physics almost universally, so customers all over Europe are happy to communicate with us. We have satellite offices that deal directly with the local markets in France and Italy - and of course we have our German office which deals with the German-speaking market and a lot of Eastern Europe.
But another plus is the relative ease with which we can import and export things. For example, if we need to import something from the USA or export to South Korea, it seems much more straight-forward for us to do that than for our colleagues in Germany.”
The Allectra Group plans to continue to invest in the near future. The R&D team, based in Germany and led by Dr Bernhard Luckscheiter, have been evolving components over the last twelve years with a number of products proprietary to Allectra and investing in this team will continue to be a priority.
“I think being able to show the customers what we are capable of will build a huge amount of confidence,” finishes Mario, “and where we have control over what happens in the manufacturing process, we are also happy with the products going out of our gate.”

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Marketing Officer
k.rider@allectra.com
+44 (0) 1825 721900

About Allectra

Now in our thirteenth year, Allectra are a leading manufacturer and supplier of a full range of High Vacuum and UHV components. Our customers are major global Research Centres including prestige Synchrotrons in many countries (CERN, ESRF, Diamond Light Source), Universities worldwide (Harvard, Stamford, MIT, Oxford, Cambridge), High Technology Companies worldwide and OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers). We have recently opened a new facility in the UK to expand our manufacturing capabilities. This new build incorporates a clean assembly area, specials workshop and CAD/CAM manufacturing. We have a skilled team of physicists, technical advisers, engineers and specialist project managers who work with our customers on a project basis when a bespoke solution is required.
Allectra has custom design and manufacturing departments with engineering and scientific capability in both the UK and Germany and further offices in France and Italy.
Our market sectors include: High Technology manufacturing, Semi-Conductor manufacturing, Synchrotron Science, Surface Science Research, Photonics/Spectroscopy, Cryogenics.

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Email: k.rider@allectra.com


About Allectra Ltd

Now in our thirteenth year, Allectra are a leading manufacturer and supplier of a full range of High Vacuum and UHV components. Our customers are major global Research Centres including prestige Synchrotrons in many countries (CERN, Diamond Light Source), Universities worldwide (Harvard, Stamford, MIT, Oxford, Cambridge), High Technology Companies worldwide and OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers). We have recently opened a new facility in the UK to expand our manufacturing capabilities. This new build incorporates a clean assembly area, specials workshop and CAD/CAM manufacturing. We have a skilled team of physicists, technical advisers, engineers and specialist project managers who work with our customers on a project basis when a bespoke solution is required.

Allectra has custom design and manufacturing departments with engineering and scientific capability in both the UK and Germany.

Our market sectors include: High Technology manufacturing, Semi-Conductor manufacturing, Synchrotron Science, Surface Science Research, Photonics/Spectroscopy, Cryogenics.

www.allectra.com

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