Our company Reed Relays and Electronics India Limited (RRE), was incorporated in the year 1971 with a technical joint venture with F.R Electronics, a division of Flight Refuelling Limited. The technical agreement lasted a good 20 years and both parties benefited by this association.
Subsequent to F.R Electronics shutting down their operations in Reed Switches, our agreement ceased to exist and we went independent from there on. We have since then evolved into an experienced reed switch production house capable of developing new reed-based products, advanced test equipment & measurement systems and high accuracy plating process. Today, our product list is comprehensive and full, and cater to a wide range of application areas in the market.
In the year 2009 , we decided to shift to a new location as there was a need to build a new factory with the latest technology in construction as well as designing energy efficient equipment. We also installed a Solar plant as the first stage in reducing our dependency on fossil fuels and consequently more environment friendly. Our goal is to source 60-70% of our total power requirements from renewable sources over the next couple of years. The new location is 3000 feet above sea level, and has a salubrious climate and lower ambient temperature which reduces the overall power consumption in air conditioning for the Clean Rooms, thereby reducing our Carbon footprint.
We had also taken steps to become a total engineering solution provider in the field of Reed Switch products by installing excellent support facilities like the latest CNC milling machines, CNC sparking and a substantial tool room which give us the strength in designing and developing customized tools required for the production of reed-based products to specific needs. Today, we have developed into a special product manufacturing company and supports our customers with confidence.
In continuing to make the factory more environment friendly, the other area that grabbed our attention was our precious plating shop. In 2012, we went out of wet plating and into the Sputtering process to coat all our reed contacts. We are one of the first to get into vacuum deposition of Ruthenium directly on Reed Switch blades and this particular development has increased the overall life and reliability of the end products by as much as 30%.
We are also installing fully automatic Reed Switch machines that cater to volume production of standard Reed Switches. We still produce custom reed switches using semi-automatic equipment and this combination gives us an advantage in producing lower volumes of customized reed switches for special customers as well as production of higher volume of standard types of reed switches for volume applications.
We look forward to the future and are well prepared to support and assist customers who need specialized support in reed switches and reed switch based products.