New facilities on schedule despite Covid-19 precautions
SIGA (Electronics) Ltd, the UK’s leading manufacturer of toroidal and bobbin wound components and associated assemblies, is expanding its Sandy, Bedfordshire factory to handle much higher capacity transformers, formerly manufactured and supplied by Stabilised Transformers Limited in Wolverhampton. Following risk assessments and government advice, the new facilities are set to meet UK government guidelines including those for coronavirus pandemic precautions.
Richard Thrussell, General Manager of SIGA (Electronics) Ltd, commented: “We completed the deal with Stabilised
Transformers only a few days after the UK’s first confirmed cases of Covid-19. We immediately looked at the repercussions on our plan to move production from Wolverhampton to Sandy.
Our management team carried out all the necessary risk assessments, factoring-in the best available guidance from UK-Gov. Thanks to the efforts of management and staff, our plans remain on-schedule despite the coronavirus restrictions.”
SIGA (Electronics) Ltd. formally acquired the business and assets of Stabilised Transformers Ltd on 4th February 2020. Stabilised Transformers Ltd was established in the mid-1970s to supply transformers to UK and export markets. Since then, W. Groves in 2002 and Current Transformer Technology in 2009 have been incorporated into Stabilised Transformers Ltd – with these acquisitions extending both the product range and customer base.
SIGA occupies a purpose-built 15000 sq ft facility in Sandy, Bedfordshire, where more than 45 employees produce a wide range of high-quality transformers and inductors. As well as working within an Integrated Management System approved to ISO 9001-2015, ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 – wound components can be supplied conforming to international standards, including EN61558, EN60601, and EN60950. Standard and custom toroidal transformers can also be supplied with UL approval to UL506. The production process is completed entirely in house, from single or three-phase windings, to any assembly requirements, through varnish impregnation and any required tropicalisation, and final test. Large transformers weighing 1000kg or more can be safely handled within the factory for final test, before loading onto pallets for delivery to customers.
Designs for the new transformers include open or enclosed types of dry transformers and inductors, and extend through double wound and auto
wound components, and toroidal wound instrument transformers for current and voltage measurement. High voltage transformers cater for systems up to 13.8kV and up to 500kVA, and also offer capability for motor starting applications, ranging up to 5000kW in a 17.5kV system.
Customers throughout the UK and Europe benefit from SIGA’s in-house transport, export experience and expert handling facilities.
About SIGA Electronics
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. The company was acquired by KAMIC Group in October 2018.
About KAMIC Group
KAMIC Group is a corporate group consisting of nearly 30 companies active in trade and manufacturing each of which aims to be a leading supplier of technical products and services in a number of well-defined product and market niches. It includes two specialist magnetic components businesses, SIGA Electronics and ETAL Group. ETAL develops, manufactures and sells magnetic components to a world-wide market through offices in Europe, Asia and through distribution partners in an additional 20 countries. KAMIC Group is present in 12 countries in Northern Europe, Asia and the US, and employs around 700 people. Its annual net revenue amounts to some SEK 2 billion. Many of our customers are multinational industrial companies with global manufacturing.
For further details please contact:
SIGA (Electronics) Ltd.
3 Darlington Close
Tel: +44 (0)1767 681266