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Merlin Flex Ltd, Hartlepool UK, has successfully made the transition from AS9100 Rev C to the latest Rev D.
Merlin Flex, a division of the Merlin PCB Group, is the UK’s largest dedicated manufacturer and assembler of flex and flex/rigid PCB’s and is a key preferred supplier to many UK Defence and Aerospace programmes.
Managing Director, Mark Merifield, stated “due to the key role our company plays in the UK and global Defence and Aerospace markets, we wanted to demonstrate to our customers our continued commitment by achieving this transition within the first year. It is believed that we are the first UK PCB company to receive the AS9100 Rev D approval, which we are all really proud of”.
In January 2018, Merlin Flex also maintained their SC21 Bronze award for the 6th year running and is working with Thales UK, the companies SC21 sponsor, in achieving Silver by June 2018.
In addition to this, Merlin Flex is also working on a £1M investment programme including a 5000 SqFt expansion to its manufacturing facility in Hartlepool and continued investment in new equipment.
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
The first day of the conference had started and ended in the dark—a long and technically intense day! After a convivial conference dinner and a good night’s sleep we were back on the bus, this time in daylight at the slightly later time of 8:00 a.m., for the journey from downtown Lyon back to Alstom’s conference facility in Villeurbanne, and it wasn’t raining. In fact, there was even some sunshine later in the day!
Patty Goldman, I-Connect007
I recently had the opportunity to chat with the new director of sales and marketing at Eagle Electronics, Andy D’Agostino. I’ve visited Eagle before; they are endlessly busy, with good things going on, so I was happy when I learned that Brett McCoy was now COO and another fellow had taken over some of the sales and marketing activities. Andy comes with a wealth of experience and seems to have settled in nicely.
Barry Matties, I-Connect007
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