Our History

We've been delivering electronic manufacturing expertise for over 30 years, previously under C-Tech Electronics Ltd. Our 38-strong team came together from the union of three leading manufacturers in 2016. We bring together a wealth of skills and experience from the world of product manufacturing, with the research and design capabilities essential for contract manufacturing. That makes FermionX one of the few contract electronic manufacturers in the UK who can truly understand the pressures, constraints and delights of building your own products.

For more about our brands, take a look at the histories of Seward and Airbox.

Meet the team

The ethos of our management style can be summed up by the career journey of our Operations Director Brett Tolhurst. Brett began building PCBs at FermionX when he was 16 and he now sits on the Board of Directors. Investing in training, mentoring, clear career progression and a close working relationship between management and production means that our staff stay with us for the long run, gaining skills and relishing new challenges as they become more experienced.

Our board members are very hands on, and combined with the senior management team have a total of over 180 years experience in electronic manufacturing so there's very little that we haven't seen before.

Read more about our individual team members here.

Quality Assurance

It might not be the most exciting part of what we do, but we know that quality assurance is the foundation that keeps us outperforming our competition. We also get a kick out of being proactive on your behalf and future-proofing your technology against upcoming legislation or supply chain risks.

Read more about our quality assurance systems and download our ISO certificates here.

Ethics and Values

We believe in creating the kind of partnerships that allow for close collaboration, and challenging questions with the goal of improving your product and solving problems as quickly as possible. There are times when clients need suppliers to be honest - even if it hurts - and this idea is at the heart of how we operate.

Read more about our ethics and values, and download our Codes of Conduct here