Our Development Services area is a standalone dedicated business unit, supporting customers’ needs for prototype, rapid build, and low volume manufacturing

Functioning as an autonomous and dedicated area, with the flexibility to scale up to be able to tap into the resources of Smart Made Simple’s manufacturing.

The demand for our UK dedicated Development Centre is growing month-on-month

Given the complexity and risk associated with product introduction, we  understand that both start-ups and established brands need access to innovation, engineering, and resources to create a competitive advantage and maintain their pricing strength.

For our customers’ we identify the right technologies, capabilities, capacities and flexibility required at the right time of the product/production lifecycle.

This allows us to offer resources such as engineering, design for manufacturing (DFM), supply chain optimisation, prototyping, failure analysis, testing, production and transfers.

Many customers start with us in the Development Centre and we move with them on their product success journey as the ramp up to move seamlessly into our SMT production area.

***Filmed prior to COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing measures were put in place***

Andrew Challenger

Development Centre Manager

Andrew discusses, when you think about EMS you think about large scale production and high volume. But as more customised solutions increase in popularity, the market now demands a nimbler approach. The EMS companies that cater to low-to-medium volume/high mix, complex assembly, like Smart Made Simple (SMS), offer that solution.

Mycronic – MY600 Jet Printer

  • Flexible EMS equipment
  • Complete volume control
  • High performance platform
  • 100% software driven
  • High speed non-contact jet printing nozzle
  • More component placement – changeover times that are next to zero

Mycronic – MY200SX Placement

  • Volume to NPI and back
  • Switching between batch sizes
  • Handling and traceability
  • High speed, high precision
  • Smarter software

Read more about our dedicated development centre within our published news pages:

Dedicated Development Centre Resources, Equipment, and Growth Strategy, In Nottingham, for Nottingham
SMS are passionate about making sure that they have the total package to satisfy their developmental customers’ requirements
SMS Officially Opens UK Based Dedicated Development Centre for Rapid New Product Introduction (NPI)
SMS Makes a Smart Decision to Invest in Electronic Product Development