New machine ordered - Jan 2021

A new 40t Arburg Allrounder has been ordered, due to be installed in early Feburary 2021 - the machine is to replace an old machine over moulding pressed lead frames for our "H" Switch (http://www.ottercontrols.co.uk/h1-series.html#gsc.tab=0), we currently sell 2.5M of these each year, the machine will also be able, due to being an "Allrounder" over mould a new assembly design range of "T" switches due to be commisioned in mid-2021 (http://www.ottercontrols.co.uk/t-series.html#gsc.tab=0) currently selling in excess of 600,000 per annum.

This is further investment to the considerable investment of 2020..

December 2020 - Clean room build completed

SDA is about to build a class 10k clean room for the assembly of medical devices, with assistance from European Regional Development Fund, its aim is to increase the ability of SDA to win new business and develop existing business in the medical sector in the coming years. our medium term aim is to achieve ISO 13485 mid 2021. we already enjoy the FDA 820 CFR21 accreditation 

August 2020 - St Davids installs new £200k investment

St Davids assemblies has installed a new robotic assembly, moulding, test and verification line, we have invested almost £200k in addition to an existing mouding machine. the  new set up will assemble and test parts for one of our largest customers who together with us will share in the cost savings from the venture. Robotics have been supplied by MultiMech in Buxton, Derbyshire.

Advantages are better test and verification of components, the componenets have an over moulded Microchip installed and have been made in SDA for around 10 years, the machine will remove labour, lower cost and increase quality which is already at 6-sigma levels. 

Feb 2020 - Audit for 21 CFR Part 820 Medical device

St Davids Assemblies has again passed the Audit and is compliant to 21 CFR Part 820 Medical device manufacture 

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