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JJS Manufacturing on target for significant growth
JJS Manufacturing currently ranks as one of the largest UK Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) providers, offering its clients a complete, complementary range of assembly services and solutions underpinned by a solid track record in supply chain management.
Over the past two years, the company has continued to support its customers in growing their businesses – helping them to significantly improve their financial strength, dominate market sectors and develop innovative new products.
Sales-wise, JJS has seen a steady increase, with annual turnover up circa 10% from £32M in 2016 to £35M in 2017 – and an estimated total for year-end 2018 of in excess of £43M. Looking forward the company now has its sights firmly set on hitting a turnover goal of £50M in 2019.
JJS’s commitment to investing in its people, and in bringing out the best in every team member, continues to remain a key priority for the company. In 2018, the ‘JJS Training Academy’ was officially launched offering staff at all levels the chance to develop themselves further and learn new skills through a range of internal and external courses.
Staff numbers have increased 20% over the past two years – rising from circa 340 in 2016 to over 410 in 2018. The company also continues to focus its efforts on ‘growing its own talent’ through the promotion of its highly-regarded apprenticeship scheme, 12-month engineering and industrial placement schemes and the 2-year commercial graduate programme.
The past couple of years has also seen some significant CAPEX investments including additional x-ray and selective soldering capability. And the integration of lean process design is enabling the creation of dedicated production lines and flexible manufacturing cells that incorporate assembly, test and packing while maintaining full traceability. JJS says further CAPEX investments in 2019 are anticipated and proposals for automated material handling equipment, automated cable and wiring equipment and collaborative robots are just some of the exciting projects currently under review.
The uncertainty over the outcomes of Brexit continues to remain a concern within the electronics manufacturing sector. However, the mood within JJS is positive and with the security of having wholly owned manufacturing facilities in both the UK and off-shore in the Czech Republic, the company says it feels ideally placed to continue to support outsourcing its partners’ projects to the highest level.
The company makes the point that it is proud to have recently won a multi-million-pound contract from a leading technology company, and has a healthy sales pipeline in place with many of their existing clients.