LONDON Concoat Systems, which was retained by its owners when Concoat Ltd was sold to Chase Corp in October 2005, has been used as the foundation for the establishment of Gen3 Systems Ltd.
The new company is a specialist manufacturer of test and measurement equipment used to reliably predict the reliability of electronic circuits and systems in the field. In addition, the company designs and manufactures conformal coating process equipment in both in-line and bench-top formats. It will also provides training, equipment and expertise for manufacturers requiring assessment of their electronic products’ reliability.
“Our decision to retain Concoat Systems Ltd was based on where we wanted to take that side of the business in the long term,” said Graham Naisbitt, Gen3 Systems Managing Director. “We had worked hard to build the business over four decades. This included acquiring the former SPCID equipment division of Multicore Solders from Henkel of Germany in 2002, a loyal customer base, immense experience within our long-serving staff and a renowned range of industry benchmark test and measurement equipment.
“We now have the opportunity to use the assets we have worked hard to build up as the foundation of our new company – Gen3 Systems,” added Naisbitt. “Our customers can expect to see a seamless continuation of service and some exciting, genuinely ground-breaking new products in the years ahead.”
“Gen3 Systems specializes in measuring the reliability of the kind of electronics where lives are put at risk if the electronics systems fail,” explains Graham Naisbitt. “And while there are of course compelling environmental reasons for switching to lead-free solder alloys – you might not feel so comfortable about moving from the tried and tested [tin/lead] into the less tried and tested [lead-free] if you’re a passenger on an aeroplane or even in a car. Our mission is to remove all doubt – but that won’t be a trivial task.”
Gen3 Systems is operating from new U.K. premises near Farnborough Business Park, Hampshire and has recruited a new management team as well as training personnel for the establishment of new North American distribution and technical support operation.