Prism Electronics celebrates 30 years in Cambridgeshire

Based in St Ives, Prism’s products are using in instrumentation, medicine, transportation, communications, security, telemetry and industrial applications.

It was established in 1991 when David Aspinall and Richard Walton arranged a management buy-out of their employer’s manufacturing division.

“Contract electronics manufacturing was not yet well developed as a sector,” said MD Aspinall. “It’s fantastic to think of the breadth and depth of products for which we’ve produced electronics. Great leaps have been made, not only in electronics, but in the technology and processes we use to manufacture them.”

Fellow Cambridgeshire company Domino Printing Sciences is on of Prism’s longest established customers. It makes high-speed industrial printers that add, for example, ‘best before’ dates, tracking codes and anti-counterfeit serialisation to food, beverages and pharmaceuticals in mass production.

“The quality of what Prism Electronics supplies has always been first-class, but it’s the people that truly make the difference,” said Domino purchasing manager Ian Whitehead. “It also helps that they’re right here in the UK.”

As well as assembling PCBs, Prism offers other contract electronic manufacturing, engineering and test services.

“We’re proud of both the manufacturing and engineering we deliver to our partners,” said company general manager Dave Dawson. “A lot of modern manufacturing is about flexibility, value and responsiveness. It’s perhaps our engineering skills and dedicated account management that will pave our way for the next three decades too.”

“British manufacturing,” he added, “and in particular the Silicon Fen area here in Cambridgeshire, rightly has a great global reputation. ”

Prism Electronics website