Roxburgh EMC Turns 50!
At the time of the first moon walk, the first flight of Concorde and during Harold Wilson's premiership, Roxburgh EMC was established by George Stow in Rye East Sussex.
This month, Roxburgh EMC is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Prior to 1969, George Stow was an entrepreneur who introduced Japanese manufacturers’ products into the UK and Europe. Stow spent a lot of time travelling in the Far East, which in the 60’s was quite a challenge.
During this period, EMC was beginning to cause issues in kitchens, and washing machines were found to be the problem; hence Roxburgh EMC’s first filter was a small 16amp cylindrical can filter, designed specifically for washing machines.
Darren Fuller, Sales Manager at Roxburgh EMC commented; “We would like to thank all customers and distributors who have supported us over the past 50 years, although not without its challenges, Roxburgh EMC has gone from strength to strength since 1969. We are proud to offer a wide range of products combined with pre-compliance EMC testing, bespoke solutions and expert technical advice to support the needs of manufacturers and the electronics industry.
“We are continually working to add value to our core offering and hope that in the coming years we will remain a leading manufacturer for EMC solutions. We look forward to overcoming new challenges as the electronics industry and economic climate continue to evolve and hope to be celebrating more achievements in the near future.”
More Milestones for Roxburgh EMC
- 1996 saw the CE mark introduced in Europe, harmonising safety and product standards to promote free and easy trade of goods across borders. In turn, this new directive made EMC mandatory and Roxburgh EMC grew very rapidly, in particular our 3 phase filters were in demand to eliminate noise generated by servo and AC drives. Drive manufacturers became Roxburgh EMC’s biggest share of customers at this time.
- In 1997 our Engineers designed the KMF range of industrial EMC filters; the original design of its kind, which became an industry standard having since been reproduced by other manufacturers.
- 2000 saw the launch of the KMFV range of High Voltage filters for the Canadian market, along with the R Range of IEC inlet and small chassis mounted filters.
- 2002 added MTE harmonic filters and reactors to the portfolio.
- In 2009 our products achieved UL 1283 5th Edition status.
- 2014 saw the launch of our latest range of small chassis mounted filters suitable for a wide range of applications in general electronic equipment.
- During 2016 a new range of chassis filters were designed specifically for the medical industry.