Creating sustainable value

Our success and ongoing growth is based on a mix of technology expertise, world-class manufacturing operations and a global supply chain and fulfillment strategy.

Our key inputs

Customer partnerships

Our continued investment in technology know-how along with our proven skills in design, manufacturing and fulfilment underpins our ability to deliver integrated solutions to our customers and build long term partnerships.

Talent of our people

The highly developed in-house expertise of our people is one of our key differentiators in delivering value to our customers and we are committed to our people strategy of attract, grow and retain.

Strategic partners

By working with strategic partners who share our goals we can co-ordinate action and provide access to a flexible and strong global supply chain network, and wider technology integrations for competitive advantage.

Our key strengths

Global footprint

Our strategically positioned design centres, manufacturing operations and fulfilment centres across the world in Europe and Asia are critical to our business model and the delivery of global skills and local performance.

Trusted brand

We have been in business for over 100 years and, as we strive to build our business for the next 100, our brand is our most trusted asset.

Market focus

Our focus on niche vertical markets where we have developed extensive market knowledge enables us to take advantage of viable long term opportunities in growth areas.

Key activities

Design-led technologies

Regional design centres in Europe and Asia dedicated to driving our design-led technology proposition in targeted vertical markets add value through knowledge, access to engineering support and market-leading product designs for our customers.

Supply chain

An established network of trusted and reliable suppliers reinforces our procurement model with global reach and local delivery. Our robust supplier relationships and group-wide, global purchasing model allows us to leverage cost savings and reduce time to market for our customers.

Manufacturing

Strategically positioned manufacturing centres of excellence in the UK and China offer low to medium volume production models to meet our customers’ demand, technology and vertical markets.

Fulfilment

Regional fulfilment and logistics centres established for Europe in the UK and for Asia in Hong Kong deliver on-time customer deliveries and strategic supply chain requirements in global geographies.

Supported by

— technology and innovation;

— customer service operations;

— quality and continuous improvement;

— IT;

— HR; and

— finance.

Routes to market

— Direct to OEM customers.

— Global ecosystem partners.

How we create value

For shareholders

— Dividend.

— Growth investment opportunity.

For our local communities

— Employment opportunities.

— Commitment to apprenticeship schemes.

— Contribution to the local economy.

— Support of local community and charity initiatives.

For employees

— Jobs and career development opportunities.

— Clear growth journey for a long term career.

— Performance recognition.

For customers

— Total end-to-end and integration solutions.

— Access to technology expertise.

— Time to market competitive advantage.

— Competitiveness from our global scale to achieve growth.

Re-investment

We are committed to investment in our business, whether this is in our people, our technology expertise, our manufacturing capabilities, quality and supply chain strength or in finding further complementary acquisitions that enhance our value.