Company

GB Electronics (UK) Ltd (GBE) is a technology-focused company that provides electronic products, prototypes, firmware and software design, alongside final product manufacturing and assembly. GBE's key electronics design competencies are in embedded systems and firmware designs, project management and sub-contracted manufacturing services.

Formed in March 1988, GBE has built extensive industry knowledge, skills and experience from a range of sectors including In-Vehicle Telematics, Healthcare, Medical, Life Science, Power and Industrial Electronics. Our design-led manufacturing focus means we have invested in our internal engineering design resources, with exceptional multi-disciplinary engineering skills including compliance, hardware, industrial, firmware, software and design-for-manufacture. This enables us to provide commercially-focused innovative solutions for a large range of embedded products, instrumentation and power electronics. We have also expanded our portfolio to include a focus on the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT), which is a rapidly growing market opportunity.

GBE’s cross-industry experience uniquely positions us to design-in compliance, efficiency and functional features that add value, reduce time to market and improve the quality of every project we undertake. GBE works closely with you, the client, to understand your business requirements and your customers’ needs; greatly increasing product acceptance and uptake.

Our strategic acquisition of our main electronic manufacturing service supplier, Wildtrax Electronics, in December 2017, enabled GBE to further optimise our whole-product solution: multidisciplinary product design, through to full product manufacturing, programming and testing. This enables us to provide small volume, fast-turnaround surface mount assembly (SMA) prototypes along with full contract electronic manufacturing (CEM) services for through-hole and SMA. Combining our client-focused, product-oriented engineering support business model with the benefits of an efficient contract manufacturer, all managed from one company, is an extremely powerful commercial offering.

Another key focus is Product Compliance. This is essential as all electronic products have to comply with a myriad of national, international and industry specific regulations. Design for Compliance is a vital part of every development project and GBE offers a full design for regulatory compliance service, including advice and testing at all stages of the project. To complement this, GBE offers a cost-effective pre-compliance advice and testing service which dramatically reduces time to market of any new or re-designed products. We have regulatory experience across many different sectors, from consumer and industrial to some of the more heavily regulated industries, including medical and automotive. We always take a pragmatic, common-sense approach when assisting with compliance requirements.

All design and manufacturing projects undertaken are carried out within GBE’s Quality Management System (QMS) which conforms to ISO 9001:2015. GBE provides a full technical file, which includes an essential Declaration of Conformity (DoC) for all of the electronic products we design and manufacture.

Core Values

1

Innovation

Extensive industry knowledge and experience.

2

Dedication

Overcome any challenge in a timely fashion.

3

Collaboration

Work closely with the client.

4

Diverse

Work in a range of industries.

5

Quality

In everything we produce.

Our Mission

"To design and manufacture innovative, product-focused technology solutions which enable our clients to realise their product ideas and business vision."

Our Story

2004

Launch of BloodTrack® Kiosk and Manufacture Excellence Finalist
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GBE was shortlisted as a Finalist for the Manufacturing Excellence awards in 2004 and are extremely proud to have won an award for Outstanding Achievement for Product Innovation. This was an extremely thorough and rigorous assessment process, which included an onsite audit and GBE delivering a presentation at the IMechE headquarters in London. The assessment was focused GBE's BloodTrack® product.

2005

KTP Grant Winner
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In 2005, with the University of Brighton as academic partner, GBE applied for and won a KTP Grant to focus on developing our electronic embedded design capabilities, which was successfully completed in 2007. Another KTP Grant was won in 2009, also with University of Brighton as academic partner. This grant was used to advance GBE's medical and healthcare product development expertise, along with embedding an ISO 13485:2003 conforming QMS system. The KTP has provided a strong route to market for an innovative diagnostics device that assesses Diabetes Peripheral Neuropathy, reducing the high number of deaths caused by the condition and reducing the impact on healthcare services.

2007

Adur and Worthing Business Awards
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GBE was delighted to win the top prize of Business of the Year in the inaugural Adur and Worthing Business Awards.

June 2011

Launched the BloodTrack® Rev4
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GBE designed and launched next revision of Kiosk, to cement and develop the relationship with Haemonetics. We completely upgraded our internal Quality Management System to meet customer audits.

2013

Ewan Award Winner
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Ewan was highly commended in the 'Sleep Accessories Category' at Harrogate Nursery fair.

2016

Launched BloodTrack® Rev5 product
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GBE implemented numerous new features and functions to Rev 5 kiosk further support business with Haemonetics. At this point in time, nearly 2,000 Kiosk’s had been sold since 2004.

2017

BrightSparks Award
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GBE's own Electronic Design Engineer, Alex Croucher, has been celebrated by Electronics Weekly's BrightSparks 2017 programme in recognition of his achievements as a young engineer in the electronics industry. Alex has been a part of the GBE design team since 2013 and has been involved in a wide variety of development projects, demonstrating both his ability and drive as a professional Electronic Design Engineer.

December 2017

Wildtrax Electronics
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Wildtrax Electronics was welcomed to the GBE group of companies. This strategic acquisition enables GBE to further optimise our whole-product solution: multidisciplinary product design, through to full product manufacturing, programming and testing. We can now include small volume, fast-turnaround surface mount assembly (SMA) prototypes along with full contract electronic manufacturing (CEM) services for through-hole and SMA. Combining our client-focused, product-orientated engineering support business model with the benefits of an efficient and cost-effective SMA line, all managed from one company, is an extremely powerful commercial offering for our existing and potential new customers.

2019

Frequency Converters Launch
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Utilizing their expertise with power electronics and GBE’s reputation for building robust, high quality and simple-to-use products; it is with great pleasure that GBE announce the launch of the LF series: a range of end-to-end product solutions for the Static Frequency Converter (SFC) market.

2019

Coast to Capital Growth Grant
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After GBE aquired Wildtrax Electronics, its main supplier of surface mount boards, Managing Director Mark Bullen applied for a grant from Coast to Capital to help improve productivity.

2019

Ewan Deluxe® wins award
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Congratulations to our best friends at Sweet Dreamers for winning the coveted ‘Mother & Baby’ GOLD Award, 2020, for Best Baby Toy!

2020

Collab to develop rapid C-19 test kit
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A new COVID-19 test kit, which can detect the presence of the virus of six different individuals simultaneously in under 30 minutes, is one step closer in coming to market, following a partnership deal with leading electronic, robotics and software companies.

March 2021

GB Logical
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'Logical Software' and 'GB Electronics' united to form 'GB Logical (UK) Ltd.' This exciting new business leverages our skills with a shared business vision and focus on innovation and customer service.

1988

GB Electronics (UK) Ltd was formed.