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Q: EEE manufacturing in the UK ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   4 Comments )
Subject: EEE manufacturing in the UK
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: duncanoswald-ga
List Price: $60.00
Posted: 29 Aug 2006 00:12 PDT
Expires: 28 Sep 2006 00:12 PDT
Question ID: 760393
I want a list of the companies currently designing and/or
manufacturing electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) in the UK.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 29 Aug 2006 05:04 PDT
Are you looking only for a list of company names?

If not, please clarify the type of information you are hoping to receive.



Clarification of Question by duncanoswald-ga on 30 Aug 2006 12:59 PDT
A list of company names (with some indication of what they
design/manufacture) would be great.  I'm doing a green design project
in the UK aimed at trying to improve the design of EEE to reduce its
environmental impacts, make it easier to recycle and so on.  I need to
find a suitable class of product on which to base the project (e.g.
kettles, printers...).  To target the project effectively, I need to
know how much of what categories of EEE are produced in the UK (this I
have found from ICER) and what products within these categories of EEE
are designed and/or manufactured in the UK, with some indication of
how each product is represented.

The categories are listed in Annexes IA and IB of the WEEE Directive,
which can be found at
Subject: Re: EEE manufacturing in the UK
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 30 Aug 2006 15:20 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars

Thanks for clarifying what you're after.

It's not often that I answer a question with just a single link, but
in your case, I think the link below is exactly what you're looking

This is a directory of several hundred UK EEE manufacturers, sorted by
the type of products they offer.

Have a look at it, click on the links on the page, and you'll see that
there's a wealth of listings and information here.

If you find you need any additional information, just let me know by
posting a Request for Clarification, and I'm at your service.



search strategy -- Google search on [ uk electronic manufacturers directory ]

Request for Answer Clarification by duncanoswald-ga on 31 Aug 2006 03:29 PDT
Thanks.  It's a good list but it only represents subscribers to
Electronics Weekly's Buyers Guide, not UK industry as a whole.  Is
there any evidence to suggest that every designer and/or manufacturer
in the UK uses this service?



Clarification of Answer by pafalafa-ga on 31 Aug 2006 04:47 PDT
Hello Dunacn....thanks for getting back to me.

The directory at EW looks to me to be quite even
has probonopublico's daughter's company on the list!  (See the
comments, below, if you've missed that particular dialogue).

I didn't see a detailed description of the directory though, in terms
of who is (or isn't) listed, and I wonder what leads you to believe
it's only a listing of EW subscribers?  If that's the case, they have
a pretty long subscribers list.

For instance, the directory lists 1,259 companies just beginning with
the letter "B":

That may not be every "B" electronics company in the UK, but it
certainly must be a fair chunk of them.

Does that provide suitable coverage for your needs, or is there
something else I can do for you to provide more complete information?

Let me know what you think.

duncanoswald-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
Cheers.  Sorry for the delay but I've been doing other things for a
few days.  I don't think the list is going to be quite a complete list
of all EEE manufacturers and designers but I agree that it's probably
the best data available.  Cheers.

Subject: Re: EEE manufacturing in the UK
From: probonopublico-ga on 29 Aug 2006 00:25 PDT
I do hope that the List includes my daughter's company ...

We shall see!
Subject: Re: EEE manufacturing in the UK
From: kemlo-ga on 29 Aug 2006 10:34 PDT
Is that the one she owns?
Subject: Re: EEE manufacturing in the UK
From: pafalafa-ga on 30 Aug 2006 15:21 PDT

Subject: Re: EEE manufacturing in the UK
From: probonopublico-ga on 30 Aug 2006 21:52 PDT
Very impressive, Paf ...

And yes - my daughter's company is on the list ...

Well done!

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