Looking back at our Technology Open Day – 28 September 2017
The best way to discover everything we have to offer is a personal visit, but we know that not everyone can make it. If you missed our Open Day on 28 September, here’s a summary.
Sorion Electronics once again opened its doors and welcomed clients, partners and industry guests to a Technology Open Day on Thursday 28th September, giving attendees the opportunity to get ‘up close and personal’ with Sorion’s latest developments.
Thanks to our customers and staff for taking part in another great Open Day – we’ll see you next time!
Alongside short technical presentations of our latest software and hardware updates, visitors saw some of Sorion’s products in action, with live demonstrations given throughout the day. The Sorion team were also on hand to give customers a tour of the facilities and exchange Industry 4.0 knowledge, ideas and technologies.
The day was opened by Managing Director Phil Yates who gave an update on the latest improvements within the company.
Nick Hartt (Systems Director) showcased some of the latest features of Sextans and Orion and shared plans for future developments.
Following that there was a highly interactive demonstration by Tyler Innes (Software Manager) of Sextans-RT build process.
Steve Hayes, Commercial Director showcased the latest hardware available from Sorion and gave an update on the company’s electronics design and development operation.
The presentations were followed by a lively Q&A session during which attendees had the chance to ask questions and share ideas and insights with the Sorion team.
Steve Hayes, Commercial Director said: “The past year has been particularly exciting for us and it was great to have the opportunity to share the latest advancements and exchange ideas with our clients. I was delighted with the level of engagement throughout the day, with our guests sharing their invaluable experience and feedback that inspire us to further develop our products.”
Join Sorion at Connected Manufacturing on 1-2 November at the NEC
We’re delighted to be exhibiting in the new Connected Manufacturing Zone at Advanced Engineering 2017, a dedicated new arena to exchange Industry 4.0 knowledge, ideas and technologies.
Sorion Electronics to showcase some of the most advanced electrical test and assembly process control solutions
Come and see the Sorion team on stand CM14 to talk about the latest process control and electrical test technologies to help UK manufacturers to boost productivity in an increasingly digital manufacturing landscape.
We are looking forward to demonstrating how manufacturing businesses can maximise the potential of shop floor guided assembly, end-of-line electrical testing and how they can fully utilise build data to remain competitive in the world of connected manufacturing and smart factories.
You can register to visit us at Advanced Engineering here.
Sorion have restructured their electronics development and design function
Sorion Electronics Limited have recently restructured their electronics development and design function previously operated through their sister company Sorion Developments Limited. Sorion Electronics specialise in the design and manufacture of some of the most advanced electrical test and assembly process control solutions.
Their bespoke solutions allow automotive and manufacturing companies to maximise their operational efficiency and be highly responsive to changing circumstances. Sorion Developments is an electronics design consultancy specialising in electronics product design and development, printed circuit board design and embedded firmware design and coding.
Whilst the two companies operate independently and are both commercial entities, Sorion Electronics contracts a proportion of its electronics design elements of their electrical test and assembly process control projects to Sorion Developments.
Over the past five years, Sorion Electronics has undergone a period of extensive development and growth. Turnover has increased year-on-year over that past five years which has led the company to invest in and increase the size of their production facilities and offices.
The restructuring will provide quantifiable synergies for both companies, and for Sorion Developments the move will mean their operations will be able to grow quicker through capitalising on greater in-house resource and enhanced software support.
Steve Hayes, Commercial Director at Sorion Electronics commented: “The increasing demand for Sorion Electronics has led to an increase in reliance on Sorion Developments. Moving the Sorion Developments function to be an internal operation within Sorion Electronics at the same location will mean there will be greater integration which in turn will lead to efficiencies, greater economies of scale and improved quality and lead times for all of our customers.”
Paul Maisey, the Technical Director at Sorion Developments will head the electronics design and development operation at Sorion Electronics whilst also becoming a shareholder. Paul commented: “This is a fantastic move which provides the perfect opportunity for both companies to capitalise on each other’s strengths which will allow for greater growth and increased operational efficiencies.
“Sorion Electronics has an excellent growth projection and I am looking forward to developing the electronics design function and being part of the company’s future success.”
Pioneering Technology Demonstrated at Company Open Day
Sorion Electronics, a Birmingham based electronic engineering company, offered a rare and insightful chance for businesses within the automotive and manufacturing sectors to take a look behind the scenes at the very latest in cutting edge “Industry 4.0” process control and electrical test technologies.
Sorion design, engineer and manufacture some of the most advanced electrical test and assembly process control solutions for the automotive and manufacturing industries and customers include Antolin Interiors, Aston Martin, Bentley, BMW, DAF, Denso, Dyson, Honda, Inter Automotive, Jaguar, Johnson Controls, KAB Seating, Lamborghini, Lear, Land Rover, Nissan, Prodrive, Rolls-Royce, Toyota and ZF-TRW.
The technology open day included a series of seminars which demonstrated how manufacturing businesses can maximise the potential of shop floor process control, electrical testing and how they can fully utilise build data to maximise efficiencies. There were also technical demonstrations which gave attendees the opportunity to discover the very latest developments in Sorion’s control, traceability and reporting software as well as their bespoke test equipment.
Commercial Director, Steve Hayes, commented: “Sorion has been a pioneer in engineering the automation and exchange of data in manufacturing technologies through utilising, what is now commonly known as, Industry 4.0. Technology. The open day provided an opportunity for visitors to gain valuable insight into Industry 4.0 as well as enabling them to see first hand how our software is developed and how our equipment is designed, engineered and manufactured. Visitors also met with our employees and saw first hand the results of our recent investment in our new design office and manufacturing facility.”
The technology open day had over 50 people attend and was held on 15th September 2016 at Sorion Electronics’ premises in the Magreal Industrial Estate, Freeth Street, Ladywood, Birmingham, B16 0QZ.
Sorion Electronics announce new Operations Director
Birmingham based Sorion Electronics, who supply electronic engineering services to the automotive and manufacturing industries, has promoted Rob Horton to Operations Director.
Rob joined Sorion in 2014 as Operations Manager, and brought with him a wealth of experience having held key positions in a technical and computing book company, including sales manager and logistics manager.
Rob is results driven and as Sorion’s Operations Manager he has been instrumental in ensuring the company is in a position to meet growing demand whilst continually improving upon the on-time delivery of well designed and manufactured products.
Commenting on his Directorship Rob said: “I’m proud to be a Director at Sorion and as Operations Director I will continue to strive for operational excellence through ensuring we have efficient work practices and well trained, motivated and customer focused staff.”
Sorion has gone through a period of extensive development and growth recently and earlier this year they invested in a significant project to increase the size of their production facility and design office. They have also invested in additional Computer Aided Design hardware and software as well as increasing their commercial vehicle fleet. Sorion’s previous two trading year-ends have been their most successful on record and for their latest 2015/16 year-end the company turnover will have grown by a further 20%
This year has seen Sorion supply equipment into Eastern Europe and the Far East and just in the last month Sorion has won two six figure contracts to supply end-of-line electrical test equipment to a new and existing client within the automotive sector.
In recognition of their success Sorion recently won the Made in the Midlands SME Manufacturing Company of the Year Award and were shortlisted for the Made in the UK National Award.
Sorion MD Phil Yates said: “We are undergoing a sustained period of growth and in addition to investing in our facilities we are also investing in our people for the long-term future of Sorion. I am delighted that Rob has accepted his Directorship and promotion. Over the past couple of years Rob has provided exceptional results as a manager, including driving key initiatives in developing a culture of continuous improvement and improving operational workflows”.
Rob is originally from the Black Country and now lives in Birmingham. In his spare time Rob enjoys hiking around the countryside with his family.