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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Xitek Expands into New Premises


In March 2018 Xitek moved its production staff to a brand new unit which was renovated to suit their needs. The production team are now settled into their new work space in C1 Haysfield Business Centre. This move gives us more space and dedicated areas to complete tasks.



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Monday, 10 July 2017

Xitek Celebrate Partnership with Stage Smarts

Malvern based electronic manufacturing specialists Xitek Limited recently attended the Frankfurt Pro-Light and Sound exhibition to witness the official launch of a new product developed by the Swedish Company Stage Smarts.


Stage Smarts are specialists in the power distribution industry and in particular event lighting.  The Smart PDU product boast innovative electronics and communications capabilities set to provide new standards in functionality, reliability and safety within the lighting industry.  Xitek were responsible for the design of all electronics inside the Smart PDU along with communications electronics enabling networking and diagnostics.

This collaboration is another export success story for Xitek, after 12 months of intensive development and testing, and will add to the ever growing list of customers both home and aboard.

The event results in serval order being places and distributors being signed for Stage Smarts to market their product on a global scale.

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Wednesday, 02 September 2015

Investing in Staff Training

IPC standards have become the only internationally accredited standards for the electronics manufacturing industry.  Xitek considers staff training of the utmost importance to maintain product quality and adhere to ISO:9001 - 2008 standards.

Paul Pidgeon of STEM Training conducted two training sessions for the Xitek Production Team with a 100% pass rate.

A tailored course in specialist hand-soldering skills to IPC-610 standards was taken by production team members, Martin Maeers, Marg Hook and Marie Marston.  Their skills were fine tuned for the processes involved in the current Xitek product range.  As a result our customers can be confident in the quality of their product.

 Xitek's Hand Soldering Team

Xitek's Hand Soldering team displaying their certificates.

L to R: Paul Pidgeon, Marg Hook, Marie Marston, Martin Maeers and Andrew Perkins


Darren Williams, Xitek's Electronic Test Engineer & Quality Control Inspector, was re-accredited with his IPC-A-610 certification, whilst Martin Maeers and Tracey Bell gained their certification following an intensive training course.

 Xitek's IPC-A-610 Inspection Team

Xitek's newly certified IPC-A-610 Electronic Assembly Specialist team

L to R : Darren Williams, Martin Maeers, Tracey Bell, Paul Pidgeon and Andrew Perkins

Sales Director, Andrew Perkins said "Our investment in personalised, hands on training for the Xitek Production team reaps rewards on all levels.  The staff feel valued and confident of their abilities, our customers are secure in the knowledge that they will receive a high-quality product and the company benefits in greater efficiencies, less wastage and a high level of morale.

Find out more about Xitek's capabilities, click here.

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Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Andrew Perkins: Land's End to John O'Groats

Acorns Hospice


I decided, after hitting the big 50 last year, that it would be a great idea to do something very memorable. Along with a lifelong friend, we both signed up to embark on a cycle journey from Land's End to John O'Groats.  That was the easy bit!  Then the training began, and on 5 September 2015, along with many hundreds of other cyclists, we set off on the 970 mile journey, which I completed on 13 September.  Without the messages of support from colleagues and friends, I would not have been able to complete this amazing experience.

At John O'Groats; the finish line

Andrew and his trusty bike

 Deloitte Ride across Britain

Thank you so much for your support and surpassing my fundraising target which you can check out on my JustGiving page;


Sales and Business Development Director

Xitek Limited

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Thursday, 21 May 2015

Xitek - Going from Strength to Strength

Xitek featured in the May/June 2015 issue of Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Business Direction magazine.

Business Direction magazine

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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Meet the Xitek Design Team

Steve Thompson joined Xitek in 2014 as Hardware Development Engineer bringing a wealth of electronics industry experience and practical design expertise.

 Steve Thompson and Martin Richards    Steve Thompson

Steve is a natural complement to Software lead, Andrew Hawkes, whose skill in coding has driven the volume of R&D work undertaken by Xitek and seen it increase rapidly since he joined the company over three years ago.

 Software lead, Andrew Hawkes

Whilst currently experiencing a high demand for its R&D services, both from existing customers and new opportunities, Xitek is always interested in helping develop new ideas.



Contact Andrew Perkins, Sales Director, for an informal chat and see how we can work together on your project.


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Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Springtime at Xitek

Water everywhere, or so it seems. Here at Xitek, the unseasonable weather has hardly been noticed as we're all busy with regular orders and exciting new projects. 2014 has certainly started with a splash and Xitek are looking to make some waves! Our friend, Paul Pidgeon from STEM Training, has returned to train more of our production team and Xitek can boast a full complement of IPC standard soldering stars!

Tracey and Claire receive their IPC Certification

As part of Xitek's business objectives for the year, our stock system has been upgraded resulting in improved lead times and cash flow. The racks are looking good too; all in Xitek blue!

 New stock system

There's plenty of activity in R&D. Xitek have been working in close conjunction with our customers on some exciting developments which are now coming to fruition. A new Xitek Design Suite is being constructed and fitted out with the latest tools to support the team. X-citing times at Xitek!

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Tuesday, 05 November 2013

Xitek at the Malvern Festival of Innovation

 Malvern Festival of Innovation logo

Xitek are exhibiting at the Malvern Festival of Innovation this year 7-8 November 2013.  Come and visit our stand D32 in the Engineering & Manufacturing pavilion and see our innovative products in action!

Malvern Festival of Innovation

 Xitek attracted lots of interest and new ideas; plenty to do.  A successful event.

 Xitek at The Malvern Festival of Innovation 2013


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Wednesday, 09 October 2013

100th Export Rolls Off the Xitek Production Line

Malvern electronics company, Xitek, celebrated 100 exports recently.

After entering the export market only two years ago, Xitek has experienced rapid growth and now regularly sends its electronic products to customers in the USA and the Middle East.

Xitek Sales Director, Andrew Perkins, was delighted to achieve this milestone.  "We have had support from Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, taking part in their Passport to Export scheme as well as training our staff in export documentation.  This has given us the confidence to compete in the global marketplace and increase our export volume quite considerably."

 Xitek's Andrew Perkins and Martin Richards with export 100.

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