Electron operates in three modern factories with three robotic paint lines and an additional hand spray booth. The company has a skilled and committed workforce as well as a comprehensive suite of testing and quality control equipment.
Electron was founded in 1984 by the current managing director, with the company moving into the automotive industry in the late 1980s. Electron’s first component was the front grille of a Land Rover Defender.
The company’s automotive business grew from this starting point, and in the late 1990s Electron moved to automation, introducing a robot line, and a relentless focus on quality and efficiency was intensified.
In 2002 Electron became part of the WHS Holdings group of companies.
More recently, Electron has opened an additional factory unit and set up a new line, in record time, to cope with the increased demand from Jaguar Land Rover, particularly for components for the new Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and for the Range Rover Evoque.
Electron has enjoyed rapid but sustainable growth over recent years and is currently in the process of further expanding its capacity.
The company had a turnover £14.2m in 2016-17 which is set to grow to £16.5m in 2017-18. It occupies three buildings covering 7,000 square metres and employs 140 staff.