About Reed Relays and Electronics
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 also took 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 EDM and a substantial tool room, which gives 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 got out of wet plating and got into the Sputtering process for coating all our reed contacts with Ruthenium. We are one of the first companies 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 have also installed 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.