TT Electronics-IMS Expands UKAS Accreditation Portfolio with HALT & HASS in Europe

IMS Testing Solutions extends scope of UKAS accreditation, makes history as one of two UK laboratories accredited for HALT & HASS

Rogerstone, South Wales, UK 4 August 2014

TT Electronics Integrated Manufacturing Services (IMS) announced that it has extended the scope of its UKAS accreditation for HALT & HASS within its regional Testing Solutions facility in Rogerstone, South Wales. As a global leader in low volume, high mix electronics manufacturing, IMS provides extensive environmental and investigative test services for customers in the aerospace, defence, medical, industrial and transportation industries.

IMS Testing Solutions (Abtest Ltd.) is an independent UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Services) accredited testing laboratory, No. 0042 capable of testing electrical and mechanical products to a wide variety of international standards. With the latest extension of scope granted by UKAS, IMS Testing Solutions makes history as one of only two laboratories in the United Kingdom accredited for both HALT & HASS. HALT (Highly Accelerated Life Testing) is a stress testing methodology that establishes the parametric limits of a design, while HASS (Highly Accelerated Stress Screening) measures production yield against the parametric limit established by HALT.

"We understand that low volume, high mix products have long product lives and a strong dependence on rapid new product introductions. The recent accreditation for HALT & HASS testing in our Rogerstone, South Wales facility demonstrates the execution of our ongoing strategy to support customers seeking UKAS accredited testing processes," said John Molloy, TT Electronics-IMS Divisional Chief Executive. "As we continue to integrate and globalise our specialised testing, cable, harness and interconnect capabilities, pursuit of the most prestigious quality standards will remain a key priority as we adapt to the unique needs of our customers."

IMS' UKAS accredited testing facility in South Wales operates as the backbone of the division's global Testing Solutions business, enabling the company to provide complete end-to-end solutions for electronics manufacturers. "We are very proud of this latest accreditation in our Rogerstone Testing Solutions facility," said Gary Allen, European Managing Director. "By selecting an integrated manufacturing partner with testing facilities backed by UKAS accreditation, customers can ensure that their products are built and tested against internationally recognised standards of quality and impartiality."

About TT Electronics Integrated Manufacturing Services

TT Electronics Integrated Manufacturing Services(TT Electronics-IMS), a wholly owned subsidiary of TT Electronics plc, specialises in low volume, high mix electronics contract manufacturing for the aerospace, defence, industrial, medical and rail industries. With manufacturing locations in North America, Europe and Asia, TT Electronics-IMS provides high complexity electronic and electromechanical assemblies for regional and global manufacturing companies. With a reputation for quality, engineering, testing and integration, TT Electronics-IMS provides every customer with personalised business solutions and global buying power.

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About Abtest

Abtest has been a leader in providing extensive reliability test solutions for a variety of OEMS.  Realising the immense benefit of this high level service, TT Electronics-IMS has decided to globalise the service offering under the IMS Testing Solutions brand.   Abtest Ltd. Registration Number 620992 trading as IMS Testing Solutions.

About TT Electronics plc

TT Electronics is an innovative global electronics company supplying the world's leading manufacturers in the transportation, industrial, aerospace, defense and medical markets.

We make things happen by developing new technologies in Sensing and Control, Components and Integrated Manufacturing Services. We are able to achieve this based on an explicit understanding of our customers' needs and by forming strategic relationships with OEMs around the world. Our technical and manufacturing facilities at key locations also mean we can stay close to the people that matter with a truly global reach.


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