Nature of Business
Holders Technology supplies a wide range of products that are used in the manufacture of printed circuit boards (PCBs). In addition, it provides added value services and also, the expertise to enable customers to select the most appropriate products for their purpose.
The diagram below shows where Holders Technology fits into the Electronics Industry Supply chain:
Key Suppliers, Products and Services
Having started in the PCB industry in 1972, Holders has built up long standing relationships with key suppliers. This has enabled us to stay at the forefront of the industry and allows us to promote a varied and complimentary product range. At the same time, Holders is constantly looking for new product offerings to offer our customers, in an ever changing technological industry. It is this expertise which has contributed in making us a recognised leader in our industry. Refer to our 'Partners' section for a selection of our suppliers, click here.
Our products are widely used within the PCB and lighting industries.
They fall within the product categories below:
|Back up materials||A range of fibreboard, phenolic and melamine clad materials for PCB drilling and routing including close tolerance options for controlled depth drilling.|
|Clean room supplies||A range of consumable supplies to reduce contamination within clean room work areas and clean zones, photomechanical print and phototool prep areas such as hats, covers, overalls, shoes and gloves.|
|Contact cleaning||A range of consumables for PCB contact cleaning machines, elastomeric hand rollers and tacky pads for cleaning PCB materials, films and work surfaces.|
|Copper foils||Low profile, high temperature elongation (HTE) copper foil for high layer counter epoxy multilayer PCBs.|
|Drills and routers||Tungsten carbide drills and routers for PTH and multilayer PCBs.|
|PCB equipment||A selection of machine tools (panel pinning, de-pinning, stacking, taping and handling machines), handling equipment, wet processing equipment, contour processing equipment, inspection equipment , separation equipment and metal recycling equipment.|
|Entry materials||A wide range of materials, including solid aluminium, foilboard, phenolic and melamine clad materials for PCB drilling and routing.|
|Flexible laminates||Adhesiveless flexible copper clad laminates, microthin sputtered copper clad types, adhesive bonded laminates with ED and RA copper, polyimide coverlays with acrylic or epoxy adhesive and adhesive bonding sheet materials.|
|Drilling Spindles||High frequency motor and air bearing spindles for applications including engraving, milling and automatic drilling machines with speeds up to 200,000 rpm. Range also includes frequency convertors, stator/rotor units, collets and accessories. Full spares and spindle repair service available.|
|Laminates and prepregs||RoHS compliant copper clad laminates, including dicy-free laminates for lead free PCB assembly, polyimide laminates for high performance multilayer PCBs, high frequency and microwave materials and aramid reinforced electronic substrates.|
|Lamination accessories||Lamination release films, press pads for pressure and temperature equalization, specialised conformal sheet materials for lamination of flexible PCBs and lamination separator sheets to customer sizes.|
|Lamps||Downlighters, LED lamps, low energy lighting for commercial and residential applications|
|LEDs||A wide range of LEDs, from coloured indicator lights to high luminous intensity devices|
|Photoprocess supplies||Diazo films, UV filter films, filter sleeves for conversion of fluorescent lights for use in UV-safe yellow light work areas where photosensitive materials are used.|
|Soldermask||Photoimageable and heat cured solder mask inks designed for flexible and also rigid PCBs.|
Any product or material that is used within the PCB process must go through extensive trials to ensure that it meets all technical specifications. Our technical staff help to support our customers with this process to ensure that they are using the most appropriate material for their purpose.
In addition to the products that we sell, Holders also provides services to its customers:
- Drill re-grinding
- Spindle servicing
Customers and Applications
Many of our customers are printed circuit board manufacturers who supply the wider electronics industry, in sectors such as:
Our customers are a mix of those who require low cost consumables and also more technically sophisticated materials. The printed circuit boards that our customers make, are then used in the assembley of all types of applications. These include:
- Telecommunications - mobile phones, satellites
- Medical - sonographs, cardiographs, defribrillator
- Aerospace - aircraft, satellites
- Automotive - GPS, control systems, LEDs
- Consumer - video cameras, digital cameras, games consoles, stereo, TV
- Lighting - LED arrays, luminaries
Holders Technology is an International company, with offices in Europe and Asia. The locations offer different product specialisations and services, which have been built upon based on customer requirements.
The diagram below, shows the ownership of the principal affiliated companies.