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Charcroft Boosting Capacity for Made in UK Bulk Metal® Foil Precision Resistors
MALVERN, Pa. — August 26, 2014 — Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG) today announced that it has partnered with Charcroft Electronics Ltd to boost the availability of Bulk Metal® Foil precision resistors made in the United Kingdom by the Wales-based electronics distributor and manufacturer.
VPG is working with Charcroft to implement new equipment that will increase capacity for Bulk Metal Foil resistors made in the UK while allowing Charcroft to support more volume with shorter lead times.
Charcroft is one of several Vishay Foil Resistors (VFR) Express Hubs located strategically throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas, which offer customers the opportunity to locally source precision resistors with any specified resistance value out to six digits in a matter of days. These hubs trim and mold precision resistors just as in VPG’s central locations but are located close enough to VPG end customers to enable the personal relationships and up-close inspection of the product that distinguish artisanal from mass produced products.
“Charcroft holds a very special place in the UK electronics industry as was recognized by the visit of HRH The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall to commemorate the company’s 25th anniversary in its headquarters in Wales and to see a demonstration of precision resistor trimming,” said Yuval Hernik, senior director of application engineering for VFR. “It is not surprising that a growing number of customers in the UK prefer to source their precision resistors from Charcroft, which has been a familiar name and a trusted source in the British market for more than 40 years.”
Charcroft Electronics Ltd is a privately owned company founded in 1974 in Suffolk, UK. Charcroft moved to its current location in Powys, Wales – where its offices, warehouses, and manufacturing facilities are located – in 1985. As a passives specialist, the company holds both distribution and manufacturing approval to BS9000 and IECQ-CECC, and has been making Bulk Metal Foil resistors in the UK since 2003. Charcroft’s team of just under 50 employees, many of whom have been with the company well over 10 years, has a wealth of passives knowledge.
More information on VFR Express Hubs is available at http://www.resistors4u.com/. A complete design and selector guide for Bulk Metal Foil precision resistors is available at http://www.vishaypg.com/doc?49789.
About Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (VPG)
VPG is an internationally recognized designer, manufacturer and marketer of: components based on its resistive foil technology; sensors; and sensor-based systems specializing in the growing markets of stress, force, weight, pressure, and current measurements. VPG is a market leader of Foil Technology Products, providing ongoing technology innovations in precision foil resistors and foil strain gages, which are the foundation of the company’s Force Sensors Products and its Weighing and Control Systems. The product portfolio consists of a variety of well-established brand names recognized for precision and quality in the marketplace. To learn more, visit VPG at www.vpgsensors.com.
About VPG Foil Resistors
VPG Foil Resistors produces the most precise and stable resistors available. Distinguished by the premier brands Vishay Foil Resistors, Powertron, and Alpha Electronics, the VPG Foil Resistors portfolio includes discrete resistors and resistor networks in surface mount and through-hole (fixed-lead) configurations; customized chip resistor networks; precision trimming potentiometers; and discrete chips for use in hybrid circuits. These devices are used in applications requiring a high degree of precision and stability, such as in medical testing equipment, semiconductor equipment, precision measuring instruments, aerospace, and military applications. To learn more, visit www.vishayfoilresistors.com.
 
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