Power overview

 

We are a leading provider of custom, semi-custom and off the shelf power solutions for dedicated vertical markets. Our Power business, operating under the Stadium Stontronics brand, has provided expertise in design, manufacture and distribution to the global electronics industry for over 30 years, supported by design, manufacturing and regional fulfilment centres in the UK and China.

What we do

We provide complete off-the-shelf power solutions as well as design, engineering, NPI, PCB assembly and box build services inhouse from our facilities in the UK and China.

Stadium Stontronics operates from a 20,000 square foot production and distribution facility in Reading (UK) providing transformer winding, system assembly, soldering and manufacturing, as well as labelling and kitting services. Low to medium volume power supply production including prototyping and specialist testing services are delivered through a factory-within-factory model at the European Manufacturing Centre of Excellence (MCE) in Hartlepool (UK).

Medium to high volume power supply production is delivered from the Asia Manufacturing Centre of Excellence (MCE) in Hartlepool (UK) and Dongguan (China).

We have an extensive distribution network with key partnerships with Future Electronics, RS Components, Allied Electronics, Farnell, Newark, Rapid Electronics and CPC. We hold exclusive distributor agreements with PowerLD and Pairui.

In January 2017 Stadium Group plc acquired Cable Power Ltd, a leading provider of power products including single board computing (SBC).

R&D

Our R&D solution is provided by a team of expert power supply engineers based in our Regional Design Centres (RDC) located in Norwich Research Park and also Dongguan operate from fully equipped laboratories, with a full suite of design, verification and test equipment and strong links to local universities

Background


Our journey in the power supply industry, which began over 30 years ago, has led to the growth of a solid Power business with design, manufacturing and distribution capabilities.

The business was originally formed as Daren Electronics in 1979. In 1998 the company was acquired by Stadium Group plc and in 2001 the group acquired a low cost manufacturing facility in Dongguan, China where a dedicated power supply production facility was established.

A number of further acquisitions took place to grow and enhance the product portfolio including KRP Power Source in 2006, Ferrus Power in 2007 and Fox Industries in 2008.

In 2015 we opened a regional design centre for power products R&D in Norwich and also acquired Stontronics, a leading power supply distribution business based in Reading, UK.

In 2016 the Stadium Power and Stontronics businesses were fully integrated and renamed Stadium Stontronics.

Fulfilment


The regional fulfilment solution is provided from Reading (UK) and Hong Kong. Reading features two large warehouses holding stock available for fast turnaround and next day delivery. The Hong Kong fulfilment centre facilitates global supply chain management and logistics from our Asia facilities. Our fulfilment model delivers on-time customer deliveries and strategic supply chain requirements in different geographies. Our robust supplier relationships and group-wide, global purchasing model allows us to leverage cost savings and reduce time to market for our customers.