Sony UK Technology Centre is a division of Sony Europe B.V. Headed up by Steve Dalton OBE, Sony UK Technology Centre is the manufacturing and customer service centre for Sony in the UK and houses 32 related start-up companies.
Opened by Her Majesty the Queen in 1992, the Sony UK Technology Centre is a 30,000 m² building based in Pencoed, Bridgend. The heart of today’s operation at Pencoed is centred on the manufacture of high technology Broadcast and Professional Cameras and Systems for worldwide markets. Cameras and equipment produced in Pencoed can be found in sports stadiums, studios and outside broadcast units around the world. Sony UK Technology Centre is the only facility outside East Asia to produce High Definition camera units, with a totally focused team of highly capable people, quality is at the forefront of everything produced at Pencoed.
The Sony UK Technology Centre has developed a reputation for manufacturing excellence, which has been recognised through the receipt of four Queen’s Awards for Export, as well as the Queen’s Award for the Environment. The centre is certified to ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environment), ISO 45001 (health and safety) and ISO 50001 (energy), and is a previous winner of the British Quality Award and recently crowned Britain’s best factory at the 2013 Best Factory Awards (BFA). As well as winning the prestigious accolade of BFA Factory of the Year, Sony UK TEC has also won the Best Electronics & Electrical Plant Award and the Innovation Award. The site also received a Highly Commended in the Energy and Environment Award.
As an organisation we are continually committed to developing the site’s offering this is shown from our diverse portfolio through to the investment we make in machinery and the development of the processes. A recent success has been the development of our contract electronics solutions. Taking advantage of the highly skilled and flexible workforce utilising the latest state of the art electronics manufacturing equipment and processes, has allowed us to collaborate with companies around the world to develop world-class products. Major projects include the creation of LED technology, medical device and the recent success of the Raspberry Pi a credit-size micro-computer that has become hugely popular.
Another diversification of our portfolio is the Customer Service Centre which provides a full UK service and repair solution for the end customer and retailers. The fast repair turn-around time at the highest quality standards, utilising the latest jigs and fully trained engineers, technicians and operators allow us to deliver a premium service for a premium product that customers have come to rely on.
Not forgetting the Business Incubation Centre set-up at Pencoed. Sony UK Technology Centre is seen as the home of innovation with a variety of independent businesses in sectors such as Digital Technology, Renewable Energy, Media and Gaming are all part of a shared community of like-minded people co-creating a hub of innovation and opportunities.
The Sony UK Technology Centre is a socially aware business that seeks to minimise its impact on the environment, supports its local community through charity work and sponsorship, and has the welfare of its staff at the heart of its operation.
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