How GB Electronics Began
Where do you think GBE started?
Believe it or not, GBE was formed in March 1988 in a spare room in Storrington. Over the years GBE has evolved into an award-winning company with 50+ highly skilled, innovated and dedicated employees.
Let’s talk about the journey of getting to where we are now. The founder, Geoff Bullen, used his exceptional component knowledge to source hard-to-find electronic components. After building up his client base, this developed into small-scale PCB and product assembly. The initial focus being dispatch systems for the taxi industry and specialised power supplies for scientific instrumentation. After years of producing products, we decided to take it a step further: opening the door into design; creating a seamless design to product manufacturing service for our growing number of customers. We innovated a clever device specifically within the use of taxi’s, bringing the taxi metre, communication, GPS system and panic button into one.
Since then, we have built extensive knowledge in a variety of sectors starting within in-vehicle telematics and branching out into healthcare, medical, life science, power and industrial electronics. Our sales department has grown rapidly and now has current availability and stock list of over 75,000-line items. As well as our brilliant design team offering a complete design process, from initial idea to manufacture. With the addition of a Software as a Service (SaaS) company in 2020.
Mark and Tom, sons of the founder Geoff, and Kim and Matthew (very good family friends) now between them run the impressive design-led electronic product manufacturing company we all call GBE. GBE has always been a family run business, creating a personal element to the service we provide as well as creating a positive and valued environment where our staff perform at their best.