Social Enterprise Ability Tec in the Spotlight at Conference

Posted on Jul 4, 2013 in Blog, News Releases | 0 comments

The Ability Tec story is to feature at the prestigious Welfare to Work Conference in Manchester next week. The story of how Ability Tec came to be created and the first company to re-open one of the Remploy factories closed by the Government is the subject of an event at the Welfare to Work Conference at Manchester Central on 10th July at 3pm. The conference will hear how the creation of  Ability Tec as a new social enterprise has re-opened the factory and is now winning new orders in the competitive world of contract electronic manufacturing. The theme of the event is that social...

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News from the World of Electronics Manufacturing

Posted on Jan 28, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on News from the World of Electronics Manufacturing

Here’s our round up of some eye catching stories from the world of electronics and contract electronics manufacturing First up right at the cutting edge it’s news of grants awarded by the EU for the exploitation of graphene, first invented by scientists who now work just down the road from us at Manchester University. Research projects investigating the “miracle material” graphene and the human brain have won unprecedented funding of up to 1bn euros each. Under the European Commission’s Future and Emerging Technologies programme, the backing is designed to give Europe an...

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Electronics Manufacturing – What Will 2013 Hold?

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Electronics Manufacturing – What Will 2013 Hold?

In the electronics manufacturing world the quest for new products and technologies is relentless. Here are a couple of new developments that caught the eye of the team at Ability Tec. Wearable electronics devices were in the news in December with researchers in Switzerland claiming to have reached a breakthrough in overcoming the problems of elasticity and stretch: According to Reuters, it could lead to a revolution in wearable electronic devices. The key was to develop material that mimics the action of tendons in the human body, while at the same ensuring that the circuits are protected...

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Launching a Contract Electronics Manufacturing Business

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off on Launching a Contract Electronics Manufacturing Business

It is approaching two months since Ability Tec launched into the contract electronics manufacturing business. We began with a factory but no staff, a range of advanced PCB manufacturing equipment and a single customer. Whilst we had no manufacturing staff we knew that members of the former Remploy Electronics business which closed in July were available and we knew that they are amongst the hardest working, most dedicated people you could wish to have on the team. We also knew that we had a very robust business plan based on establishing Ability Tec as a social enterprise. That, as far as we...

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