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PCB Train has over 65 years of experience in the fields of PCB fabrication and PCB assembly. Like our sister company, Newbury Electronics, our team are united by a singular vision: to solve the electronic systems sourcing challenges of all our customers. This is achieved by delivering high-quality printed circuit boards that are manufactured using industry-leading techniques and technologies. Every element of our PCB manufacturing process is designed to advance the business performance of our clients.
Our printed circuit boards are currently at work in countless industries, powering the next generation of electronic devices. The industries we work with include, but are not limited to, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, military, medical, food and beverage, laboratory, microelectronics, aerospace, academia, fuels, petrochemical, chemical, automotive and power generation.
Through everything, it is our aim to reduce the time to market for our customers’ products whilst also improving first-time pass rates, protecting intellectual property, enhancing product quality, and minimising costs, emissions and waste.
PCB Train will oversee every critical stage of the PCB design process, from whiteboard sketch to finished box build. We are the UK’s first choice for a range of printed circuit board solutions, including PCB fabrication and assembly, and it’s not hard to see why.
With us you can be assured of fast turnaround times, unparalleled customer service and a superior product.
Our company is unique because it not only provides PCB’s manufactured in one of the most technically advanced plants in the UK, but also offers allied services such as electronic assembly, CAD layout and a sophisticated electronic design capability, all under the same integrated business umbrella.
Printed circuit board manufacturers and assemblers, electronic product manufacturers, electronics designers and engineers
Owner & Managing Director
Born in Birmingham and educated at Solihull School, and Jesus College, Cambridge, where Philip studied Mechanical Sciences.
He qualified Charted Accountant in 1976 whilst working for Cooper Brothers (now Price Waterhouse Coopers) and took an MBA at Cranfield University in 1987.
Always fascinated by electronics, he qualified for an amateur radio licence at the age of 14. His electronic industry career began with AB Electronics (now part of TT Electronics) in 1982 as divisional financial controller. Together with his business partner, Kevin Forder they bought out Newbury Electronics from AB’s in 1987. Within 5 years, they transformed the simple bare PCB manufacturing business into an integrated electronic design and build organisation.
In 2013 Kevin retired and Philip became 100% owner and Managing Director of Newbury Electronics Ltd.
Development of the business continues and it now operates from 3 sites, one each for bare PCB fabrication (including PCB Train), contract electronic manufacturing, and electronic design (Newbury Innovations).
Philip's lifetime hobby has been competitive sailing dinghy racing. He has half blues for sailing from Cambridge University and has had success at national level in Laser 1, Merlin-rocket, Scorpion, Fireball, RS 400, RS800 and Solo. Philip currently campaigns a Salcombe Yawl.