GBE strives to provide a reliable and robust service to our customers placing great importance on our quality management system (QMS). Quality control plays a crucial part within all of GBE's activities and is embedded throughout the organisation through the continuous training of our staff and annual external certification. GBE's commitment to quality control beyond compliance gives our customers confidence that the electronic products that we design, manufacture and support have been thoroughly reviewed and tested to ensure that they perform in the field. As an approved supplier to several market leading blue-chip customers, we are fully experienced in the requirement for scheduled customer audits.
GBE is committed to maintaining ISO 9001:2015 accreditation for the development, production, and servicing of electronic devices via Approachable Certification.
GBE makes continual investment into its QMS in order to exceed ISO 9001, thereby underlining GBE's commitment to provide high-value product and service to our customers for electronic devices. The focus on risk management, design controls, and vigilance ensures that the safety and performance of a device is considered throughout, both during development and in use. The organisation employ ESD control throughout our manufacturing premises and emphasise the importance of our employees understanding ESD control and not just paying lip service to ESD compliance.
GBE understands its commitment to protecting, maintaining and improving the environment by adopting a comprehensive and responsible Environmental Management Plan. As a firm and defined commitment, GBE's plan is accredited and audited to ISO 14001:2015 and our policy is regularly reviewed and optimised during our monthly management meetings.
GBE's production staff are Certified IPC Specialists to the standard J-STD-001. This standard is recognised worldwide for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies to the highest levels and, together with our ISO 9001:2015 conforming Quality Management System, demonstrates our commitment to the highest standards of competence and performance.
GBE recognises the importance of this legislation, given the current environmental concerns, however they also realise the extra logistical and cost burden this places on the producers of WEEE. In order to address this, GBE has registered with a Producer Compliance Scheme, with B2B Compliance. B2B Compliance ensures GBE are fully compliant under the UK WEEE Regulations - including the recycling of any assigned WEEE.
GBE can manufacture and support any given contract to adhere to the WEEE directive, thus reducing the administrative burden on our customers. GBE can also offer advice on adherence to the scheme.
GBE's Producer Registration Number - WEE/GD0204VX
GBE's manufacturing service is fully compliant with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electronic Equipment Directive (2011/65/EU) which came into force on the 21st July 2011. The application and enforcement were aligned with the so-called New Legislative Framework. For more details on the directive, please see the RoHS website.
GBE's experienced manufacturing team carried out extensive research into the most suitable lead free materials and new equipment to enable them to continue to manufacture to their previous high standards in accordance with RoHS 2 directive.