LONDON Contract equipment manufacturer Remploy Electronics has embarked on an investment programme that will extend lead-free capability across all five group sites in the coming year.
Its Medway site in Kent recently became the first in the group to supply RoHS compliant product.
Remploy is investing in two new wave soldering machines, the first of which will be located at its Bolton manufacturing facility, and is also installing ancillary equipment for all sites. Additionally, lead-free hand soldering pilot areas have been created across all locations and training is underway.
Aled Williams, operations manager for Remploy Electronics, said, “With market demand for lead-free product starting to pick up, Remploy is making a significant commitment now in order to anticipate the future needs of our customers. Our intention is to run new, lead-free lines in tandem with existing lines in order to offer the maximum flexibility during what may be an extended take-up period for lead-free production.”