Euroquartz announces installation of cleanroom facility for UK military and aerospace surface-mount oscillator production
Published: 6 June 2019 - Sarah Mead
Charcroft’s franchised partner, frequency control specialist Euroquartz, has completed installation of a new class 7 cleanroom facility at the company’s Somerset headquarters. This significant investment is designed to ensure that the company continues to play a critical role in the UK manufacture of oscillator products for military and aerospace applications and ensure UK defence contractors can fulfil their requirements for surface mount device (SMD) oscillators.
Charcroft Electronics covers the full range of Euroquartz products with a UK distribution franchise agreement. The addition of the new class 7 cleanroom will allow Charcroft to further support military and aerospace customers and enable Charcroft’s Product Specialists to offer a more complete solution for space, aerospace and defence systems.
The new cleanroom facility was installed early in 2019 and is currently being commissioned with an expectation of adding a new range of SMD oscillators to its current range of through-hole products before the end of the year. Existing UK manufactured products will also benefit from the cleanroom environment and the company anticipates improved quality for its UK production for the foreseeable future.
The ambition is for Euroquartz to offer high-quality UK manufactured products to the aerospace industry free from all ITAR restrictions. “The ongoing turmoil of Brexit and other world events suggest that the timing for this significant investment in our UK facility is right,” commented Euroquartz Director Andy Treble. “It is important to maintain manufacturing for critical frequency components in the UK particularly for military and aerospace projects.”
Euroquartz has AS9100 rev D certification and is a wholly privately-owned British company making it an ideal partner for the UK defence and aerospace industry.