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Paragon Electronics
The Paragon Electronics Group is a leading provider of contract electronics manufacturing services (EMS) and electronic component supply chain management solutions.
Interests: Established in 1991, with annual revenues now in excess of £30m, Paragon has evolved into an integrated group of specialist electronics companies employing over 300 people based in its facilities in the UK and The Czech Republic. In addition to providing a range of integrated EMS (electronics manufacturing services) solutions, the Paragon Electronics Group of companies also includes a specialist electronics test business and a technical distributor of Radio Frequency Identification Technology.
Recent Activity
We have been celebrating our recent acknowledgement in the Sunday Times Fast Tack International Track 200 League Table where we were recently ranked fourth. The International Track 200 reports the fastest -growing private companies in Britain in terms of their international sales performance. Our Group Finanical Director, Simon Dabson attributes... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2013 at The Paragon Electronics Group Blog
Whether you managed to go to the Southern Manufacturing show or not, you might be interested to hear the thoughts of our Managing Director,John Mayes. He chatted with EMSNOW’s Editor Phil Stoten on the Paragon stand, about the breadth of services provided by the group’s businesses, including our work in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2013 at The Paragon Electronics Group Blog
This time last year the outlook for the EMS market was somewhat uncertain. The global EMS market was forecast to increase by 4% to $217 billion, but from talking to other EMS companies, in whatever we are calling the sub $100m tier these days, it was quite a different picture.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2013 at The Paragon Electronics Group Blog
A factory under siege from disgruntled workers, with the management barricaded inside A metal processing plant in the middle of farm land and all vehicles unable to move in or out A company on top of a hill surrounded by flood water but for just one road out Yes, all... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2012 at The Paragon Electronics Group Blog
On the first day back after a bank holiday,employees at one of our major suppliers were called to a meeting and informed that the company was closing and would be put into a voluntary liquidation. There had been no clues or any indication on that morning that at 11.00am the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2012 at The Paragon Electronics Group Blog
Having completed the IPC-A-610 Application Specialist course for Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies, the four apprentices at JJS Electronics, who commenced the company’s comprehensive, two year, programme in September 2011, have received their ‘Certified IPC Specialist’ certificates. IPC-A-610, is the most widely used global standard for the Acceptance of Electronic Assemblies... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2012 at The Paragon Electronics Group Blog
It should be no surprise to anyone that here at Paragon we’ve always been committed to providing dedicated,on-going customer service and product support. Okay, arguably every business says that in one way or another. Why? Because in any sector with a lot of competing businesses, customer service can be one... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2012 at The Paragon Electronics Group Blog
On Sunday April 29th the first Milton Keynes marathon took place. Alongside the full marathon there was a Corporate Relay Challenge for which the Paragon Electronics Group entered two teams. Heavy rain had caused flooding on part of the route but, despite these difficult conditions, more than 3,000 runners took... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2012 at The Paragon Electronics Group Blog
Here at The Paragon Electronics Group, we love a good idiom. If you’ve read any of our other blogs, you’ll probably know that. So here’s another one for you: maintaining an effective supply chain is about keeping all your ducks in a row. If you’ve ever tried to round up... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2011 at The Paragon Electronics Group Blog
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That may sound like a very strange question, but it’s one with a very definite answer. Indulge me for a few minutes while I give you the background. Too many EMS companies don’t take full responsibility for their materials supply chain. This means that too many EMS companies pass supply... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2011 at The Paragon Electronics Group Blog
When you think of electronics manufacturing services (EMS) what does this mean to you? If you think of contract manufacturing for PCB assemblies you’re probably not alone. Providing PCB assemblies is often seen as the cornerstone of an EMS company. Indeed, for the majority of companies, PCBA is the ‘be... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2011 at The Paragon Electronics Group Blog
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Usually that is good advice, but when it comes to juggling with the uncertainty facing OEMs with highly configurable products, speculating on what to build can prove costly. Here at The Paragon Electronics Group, we know that, sometimes, the best way to meet demand forecasting challenges is to postpone them.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2011 at The Paragon Electronics Group Blog
Here at The Paragon Electronics Group, our World Class initiative has brought about a number of changes to our organisation over the past few years. I’m delighted to now reveal that the success of this programme has been underscored recently by our biggest ever single contract win to date. We... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2011 at The Paragon Electronics Group Blog
As a leading EMS provider, our Group company, JJS Electronics Ltd. is continually looking to invest in its workforce. Indeed, there is a real recognition, Group-wide, that talented people are one of our most important differentiators. It was this kind of thinking that led us to complement our Graduate scheme... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2011 at The Paragon Electronics Group Blog
Here at The Paragon Electronics Group, we’ve continued to monitor the situation in Japan closely, since our March updates. Over the last few months, there’s been nothing new to report regarding the situation’s role in relation to your supply chain. As it is now over two months since the dreadful... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2011 at The Paragon Electronics Group Blog
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Here at Paragon, we are keen to acknowledge our employees' achievements, both professional and personal. We therefore thought we would take this opportunity to share the recent achievements of two of our employees with you. On April 10th, Jane Green and Darren Scott completed The Brighton Marathon - they each... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2011 at The Paragon Electronics Group Blog
Following the catastrophic events that have taken place recently in Japan, we’ve released another update on the latest developments that could affect your supply chain. While these events represent the most significant shock to the global electronics supply chain in recent memory, this impact is shaded substantially by the human... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2011 at The Paragon Electronics Group Blog
It can’t have escaped your attention that Japan is experiencing a humanitarian disaster of epic proportions. The massive earthquake and resulting tsunami that struck the region on 11th March 2011 have caused widespread destruction, relayed on television screens around the world. More than 4,300 people have died in the disaster,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2011 at The Paragon Electronics Group Blog
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We’ve all heard the expression, ‘don’t put all your eggs in one basket’. Here at the Paragon Electronics Group, we think the individual who coined the phrase perhaps didn’t realise the value of their eggs. Instead, we’d like to point you towards an alternative philosophy, since it’s one which has... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2011 at The Paragon Electronics Group Blog
Here at The Paragon Electronics Group, we’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a prosperous 2011. There’s no denying that, for many in the electronics industry, this year has been tough. We’ve faced an unforgiving economic climate but, I’m pleased to say,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2010 at The Paragon Electronics Group Blog
It’s no secret that when it comes to the current state of the electronics industry – and even, the wider economy – the only certainty is uncertainty. This is why, now more than ever before, the issue of supply chain management has been thrust into the limelight. During the recent... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2010 at The Paragon Electronics Group Blog
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Here at The Paragon Electronics Group, our team is usually pretty clean shaven. However, all this changed in November, when teams from Paragon Components and JJS Electronics took part in the nationwide MOvember campaign. Building on our very successful contribution to the campaign last year, twenty-seven of our staff stepped... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2010 at The Paragon Electronics Group Blog
Recently, there’s been a series of articles in the press from UK-based EMS companies suggesting that manufacturing is ‘coming home’. A number of them have stated that they are winning business from people who’ve previously gone offshore. That’s clearly good news for them but we feel that to suggest that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2010 at The Paragon Electronics Group Blog
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Here at the Paragon Electronics Group, we’re continually investing in new people, new processes and new equipment – all part of our ‘World Class’ initiative. There’s so much going on, both here in the UK and at our assembly facility in the Czech Republic. That’s why, when Phil Stoten from... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2010 at The Paragon Electronics Group Blog
The industry body AFDEC reported recently that billings for electronic components in UK & Ireland increased by 38% In June compared to the same period last year. So, we can safely say that the demand for electronic components continues to increase. Good news for the electronics industry and further evidence... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2010 at The Paragon Electronics Group Blog