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5 May 2017


Convert’s ‘Bright Spark’ wins electronic engineering award

Convert Ltd, the UK’s leading manufacturer of cable looms and harnesses, is celebrating after Quality and Engineering Manager, Josh Boakes, won a coveted Bright Sparks award for electronic engineering.

Organized by Electronics Weekly, in partnership with RS Components, the Bright Sparks programme is designed to celebrate the brightest and most talented young electronic engineers in the UK today.

Twenty-five year old Josh, who has worked for the Kent-based electrical engineering company for five years, received his statuette at a celebratory lunch at the Houses of Parliament along with twenty eight other young engineers.


The selection panel - drawn from experts across the industry -  included: Isabella Mascarenhas (Institution of Engineering and Technology’s Young Professionals Engagement Manager); Tony Fish (co-founder FabLab London); Paul Hide (COO, techUK); Dr Lucy Rogers (science writer and presenter); Lindsley Ruth (CEO, RS Components) and Richard Wilson (editor, Electronics Weekly).

Josh initially joined Convert as a part-time apprentice in 2011 having left school at 19 with 10 GCSEs and 3 A-levels. Josh opted not to go to University, deciding instead to pursue a career in electronics by gaining hands-on experience. Five years on he has diligently climbed the career ladder to become Convert’s Quality and Engineering Manager.

Commenting on his award, Josh Boakes, said: “When I started working at Convert as an apprentice it never crossed my mind that I’d be receiving a national award, so to be selected as a Bright Spark is fantastic news! Electrical engineering is a great career and I’d encourage anyone interested in science, technology engineering or maths to consider it. I really enjoy solving electrical engineering challenges and being paid to do it is a bonus! Convert is an amazing company to work for and Dave and the team have supported and encouraged me every step of the way.”

Judge, Isabella Mascarenhas from the Institution of Engineering and Technology, said: “It’s refreshing to see an apprentice join the ranks of the Bright Sparks candidates. Josh’s example highlights how effective this route can be for those not enamoured by the thought of university, learning on the job can be just as valuable and produce exceptional young engineers like Josh.”

Dave Lord, Convert’s Managing Director, said: “This award is well deserved! From the outset, Josh’s aptitude, can-do attitude and enthusiasm made him stand out from his peers.   He’s a true innovator when it comes to designing manufacturing work processes and he provides top class advice to designers on what will and won’t work.  He continually looks at things in a creative way to ensure we meet our customer’s technical requirements. We are very lucky to have him on our team and I’m confident he’ll continue to play a vital role in shaping the future of electronic engineering in the years to come.”

Richard Wilson, editor of Electronics Weekly, and one of the judges, said: “If one attribute singles out the Bright Sparks from their fellow engineers it is that they take nothing for granted when it comes to developing their careers in the electronics and technology industries.  They are not satisfied with the knowledge they gain at university or college; they are highly self-motivated young individuals who are always looking to develop new skills through personal projects and self-directed learning.”

Operating in the automotive, public transport and scientific/medical sectors, Convert is based in Edenbridge, Kent.  The company increased turnover by 20% last year to £1.5 million and employs 30 staff.  It manufactures wire cables and harnesses for car head and rear lights, passenger gates at railway stations and a range of scientific equipment, boasting some top industry names amongst its customers including Wipac, Bibby Scientific Ltd, GKN Hybrid Power, Cubic Transportation and OEM Automatic Ltd, as well as leading luxury and sports car manufacturers. 

For more information on Bright Sparks, visit: https://www.electronicsweekly.com/brightsparks/

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24 March 2017

Record visitors and enquiries for Convert at Southern Manufacturing Show

Convert Ltd, the UK’s leading manufacturer of cable looms and harnesses, has hailed this year’s Southern Manufacturing Show a huge success after a 50% increase in enquiries and visitors to its stand.

The Kent-based electrical engineering company specialises in the automotive, public transport and scientific/medical sectors, manufacturing cable harnesses for car head and rear lights, passenger gates at railway stations and a range of scientific equipment. 

Dave Lord, Convert’s Managing Director, said: “We’ve been exhibiting at the show for 10 years but 2017 has been our best year yet!   We’ve recently invested in a new Komax fully automatic crimping machine which has doubled our capacity so it’s good to come away from the show with some great leads which we’re hopeful will turn into concrete business opportunities.  We’ll definitely be coming back to exhibit next year!”

Convert boasts top industry names amongst its customers such as Wipac, Bibby Scientific Ltd, GKN Hybrid Power, Cubic Transportation and OEM Automatic Ltd, as well as leading luxury and sports car manufacturers. 

Convert has been in business for 11 years, initially employing nine people when it was set up in 2006. It has grown significantly and now employs 30 members of staff and turns over £1.5 million. 

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12 April 2017

 

Convert showcases capability at Subcon after increasing turnover by 20%

 

Convert Ltd, the UK’s leading manufacturer of cable looms and harnesses, will be showcasing its capability at this year’s Subcon - the UK's premier subcontract manufacturing supply chain show - after increasing turnover by 20% last year to £1.5 million.

 

The Kent-based electrical engineering company, which saw a quarter of a million increase in turnover in 2016, is aiming even higher this year after investing in new machinery.

 

In November, the company bought a Komex Gamma 225 fully automatic crimping machine to help fulfil contracts for two of the world’s leading sports car manufacturers.   So impressed was Convert with the Komax’s small wire handling, it intends to buy another one – or even two more - in the not too distant future to further increase efficiency and boost capacity.

 

Dave Lord, Convert's managing director, said: "We’re really looking forward to Subcon.  This is our sixth year exhibiting at the show and we’ve got lots to celebrate after increasing our turnover last year.  The loyalty of our customers, skills and experience of our staff, and our high quality cable looms and harnesses are the key factors to our success.  Looking ahead, we’re hoping this year’s Subcon will bring us even more concreate leads so we can continue growing in 2017 and forge ahead with what we do best; which is to manufacture high quality cable looms and harnesses which meet customer specifications.”

 

The Kent-based company initially employed nine people when it was set up in 2006. It has grown significantly over the past decade and now employs 30 members of staff.

 

Operating predominantly in the automotive, public transport and scientific/medical sectors, Convert manufactures cable harnesses for car head and rear lights, passenger gates at railway stations and a range of scientific equipment.  It boasts some top industry names amongst its customers such as Wipac, Bibby Scientific Ltd, GKN Hybrid Power, Cubic Transportation and OEM Automatic Ltd, as well as leading luxury and sports car manufacturers. 

 

Visit Convert on stand D11 at Subcon between 6-8 June at NEC, Birmingham.

 

 

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9 January 2017

Convert harnesses new capabilities at Southern Manufacturing Show

Convert Ltd, the UK’s leading manufacturer of cable looms and harnesses, is showcasing its capabilities at this year’s Southern Manufacturing Show, and highlighting a recent doubling in output.

The Kent-based electrical engineering company has doubled its capacity with a new Komax fully automatic crimping machine. The machine is already delivering for two of the world’s leading sports car manufacturers.

So impressed is the company with the Komax Gamma 255’s small wire handling, it intends to buy another one – or even two more machines - in the not too distant future to supplement its Artos MTX-5 crimping machine which is currently used to process thicker wires.

Convert specialises in the automotive, public transport and scientific/medical sectors, manufacturing cable harnesses for car head and rear lights, passenger gates at railway stations and a range of scientific equipment. 

Convert boasts top industry names amongst its customers such as Wipac, Bibby Scientific Ltd, GKN Hybrid Power, Cubic Transportation and OEM Automatic Ltd, as well as leading luxury and sports car manufacturers.  

Dave Lord, Convert’s Managing Director, said: “We always look forward to exhibiting at the Southern Manufacturing Show. This will be our tenth year, and for us, it’s one of the UK’s most successful engineering and electronic shows.  It’s well organised and has always produced the goods in terms of great leads and networking opportunities so we’re hoping our new Komax machine will help generate more of the same this year!”

Convert has been in business for 11 years, initially employing nine people when it was set up in 2006. It has grown significantly and now employs 30 members of staff and turns over £1.5 million. 

Visit Convert at this year’s Southern Manufacturing Show on stand: K2. 

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