Quality2019-03-06T14:13:08+00:00

The EMS Promise

“EMS are focused on continuous improvement and committed to delivering quality long-term partnerships”

We are a UK based Contract Electronic Manufacturer (CEM) supplying prototype to large volume PCBA (Printed Circuit Board Assembly), Cable Assembly, Box Build and Turnkey assembly. We also provide design support for new and existing products.

Quality is integral to all our processes and is critical to our success. The key elements of our approach to Quality are based on the following principles:

We depend on our customers and are committed to supplying a superior-quality service. We thrive to exceed our customers’ expectations.

The Management Team drive compliance with all statutory, regulatory, legislative and contractual requirements. We will provide an internal environment in which our people are fully involved in achieving our quality objectives.

We aim to recruit & retain highly motivated, competent people. People are our most important resource and we encourage full involvement developing their abilities for the good of the individual and the wider team.

We manage our activities and associated resources as a series of planned processes to produce the right assembly, at the right time and with the minimum wastage. Our individual processes are structured into a documented Quality Management System, referred to by us as the Business Management System (BMS), which meets the requirements for BS EN 9001:2015.

We are committed to the continuous improvement of the products and services we provide whilst also driving forward the effectiveness of our Business Management System. We set clear quality objectives and monitor our progress towards our goals.

We measure our performance in key activities and use the data to make informed and effective decisions on constantly improving.

An organisation and its clients, suppliers and collaborative business partners are interdependent. We seek to develop mutually beneficial relationships to improve quality leading to greater reliability, enhanced services and increased efficiency.

ISO 9001:2015 is a globally recognised standard which helps companies develop a Quality Management System (QMS).  The system supports companies to;

  • Meet customer quality requirements.
  • Improve operational processes.
  • Reduce lead times.
  • Produce high quality services and products.

On the 25th June 2018 EMS was awarded its ISO 9001:2015 certificate, issued by Intertek Certification Limited.

A copy of this certificate can be downloaded from the following link.

ISO 9001:2015 CERTIFICATE

IPC-A-610

A part of EMS’ commitment to continuous improvement and quality, EMS certifies staff to IPC-A-610 (Acceptability of Electronics Assemblies). This standard provides;

“An industry developed and approved program that includes training, certification and instructional materials based on the IPC-A-610 is available to your company. This certification will demonstrate your commitment to customer requirements and greatly assists any company dedicated to ISO-9000 or other quality assurance initiatives.”

— HTTP://WWW.IPC.ORG/CONTENTPAGE.ASPX?PAGEID=IPC-A-610

IPC standards provide customers with a clear benchmark for acceptability of Electronic Assemblies, broken down into classes. As standard EMS produces all assemblies to Class II, with Class III available on demand to suit customer requirements.

EMS staff are trained as Certified IPC Specialists, provided by STEM Training.

IPC J-STD-001

A part of EMS’ commitment to continuous improvement and quality, EMS certifies staff to IPC J-STD-001 (Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies). This standard provides;

“Certification in this industry-developed and approved hands-on solder training and certification program helps enhance employee skills and performance. In addition, if your company uses J-STD-001— or is considering its adoption — you can use the certification program to address the standard’s training requirement. Both the CIT and CIS programs provide individuals with a portable credential that recognizes their soldering skills and understanding of this internationally recognized standard.”

— HTTPS://WWW.IPC.ORG/4.0_KNOWLEDGE/4.2_TRAINING_CERT/FILES/CERT-001.PDF

IPC standards provide customers with a clear benchmark for acceptability of Electronic Assemblies, broken down into classes. As standard EMS produces all assemblies to Class II, with Class III available on demand to suit customer requirements.

EMS staff are trained as Certified IPC Specialists, provided by STEM Training.

IPC/WHMA-A-620

A part of EMS’ commitment to continuous improvement and quality, EMS certifies staff to IPC/WHMA-A-620 (Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies). This standard provides;

“IPC/WHMA-A-620 describes acceptability criteria for crimped, mechanically secured and soldered interconnection and the corresponding lacing/restraining criteria associated with cable and harness assemblies.”

— HTTP://WWW.IPC.ORG/CONTENTPAGE.ASPX?PAGEID=IPC-WHMA-A-620

IPC standards provide customers with a clear benchmark for acceptability of Electronic Assemblies, broken down into classes. As standard EMS produces all assemblies to Class II, with Class III available on demand to suit customer requirements.

EMS staff are trained as Certified IPC Specialists, provided by STEM Training.

All products supplied by Electronic Manufacturing Solutions Limited (EMS) comply with the substance restrictions of the Restriction on Hazardous Substances Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2).

DIRECTIVE 2015/863

EMS is currently unable to extend the same overall statement to the 4th June 2015 Annex II amendment EU Directive 2015/863 covering the addition of Phthalates.

EMS is monitoring the situation and believes that the majority of suppliers already comply with the Directive 2015/863. EMS hopes to be able to confirm this position as we move closer to the compliance deadline of 22nd July 2019.

DISCLAIMER

The information provided in this document and disclosure is correct to the best of Electronic Manufacturing Solutions Ltd (EMS) knowledge, information and belief at the date of its release.

Electronic Manufacturing Solutions Ltd (EMS) statement regarding REACH EC1907/2006.

EMS’s products (assemblies) are classified as articles that are not intended to release substances under normal or foreseeable conditions of use. Therefore we are not directly required to register the substances used in their manufacture. However, we do recognise that the REACH regulation requires us to communicate with our supply chain in order to ensure our products are compliant.

To the best of our knowledge all of the articles supplied by EMS are compliant with REACH EC1907/2006 & ECHA/PR/18/11 and do not contain any Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs).

REACH STATEMENT PDF

Electronic Manufacturing Solutions Ltd (EMS) policy regarding “Conflict Minerals from Democratic Republic of Congo” Dodd-Frank Act.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently adopted rules which require publicly traded organizations to disclose the use of conflict minerals annually to the SEC.

As a UK company EMS do not report to the SEC, are not a publicly traded organization and do not manufacture or contract to manufacture as defined by the regulations and our business activities are therefore not in scope, although we recognise that our customers may be required to file reports with the SEC dependent upon their location and the nature of their business.

At this time we do not have a full picture of conflict minerals in the components EMS supplies on its assemblies and when we have made enquiries with vendors many are currently reporting that the articles they supply are “undetermined” within the meaning of the regulations.

EMS supports the objectives of the regulations and will endeavour to provide further information to our customers as it becomes available.

CONFLICT MINERALS STATEMENT PDF

Electronic Manufacturing Solutions Ltd. (EMS) realises that is has a responsibility to control its environmental impact for the environment itself as well as the associated benefits of employee awareness and overall efficiency improvements for EMS.

EMS has and will continue to reduce its environmental impact by;

  • Recycling wherever possible;
    • Including office paper, where used.
    • Supplier packaging.
    • Materials from food stuffs, such as drinks bottles.
    • Paper towels.
  • Reducing unnecessary printing of documents through employee awareness and education.
  • Energy reduction by making employees aware of the implications and impact of poor energy usage and the associated benefits to the environment.
  • Ensuring hazardous materials are disposed of accordingly, where applicable.

EMS is not currently certified to ISO 14001 and does not currently run an Environmental Management System (EMS). However EMS realises and accepts the benefits that such a system could provide, EMS will continue to work to reduce its environmental impact and assess the appropriate time to review the status in the future.

ENVIRONMENTAL STATEMENT PDF

WHAT IS ESD?

Electrostatic Discharge is the rapid movement of a charge from one object to another. When this occurs, it is as an ESD Event.

Without the correct controls to protect sensitive electronics, an ESD Event can cause damage, which may not be seen, and may not be discovered until weeks or months after the event.

TRAINING

Electronic Manufacturing Solutions Ltd (EMS) has two internal ESD Coordinators who are trained in accordance with ESD S20:20 & BS-EN-61340-5-1 standards, provided by STEM Training and trained to;

  • Audit the ESD facility.
  • Maintain and develop and ESD control programme.
  • Provide internal employee training.
  • All of EMS employees will now be trained by the coordinators and the audit programme reviewed and developed to reflect the evolving and developing setup of EMS.

CONTROLS

EMS controls access to all areas, involving the handling of electronic components, via the identification and maintenance of Electrostatic Protected Areas (EPAs). Access to the EPA requires appropriate ESD clothing testing, twice per day, to ensure the clothing and connecting equipment is in good working order.

TRAINING

All of EMS employees are trained by the coordinators and the audit programme reviewed and developed to reflect the evolving and developing setup of EMS.

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