Introducing Peter and John

It has been an interesting year at Albacom, and like many businesses, we have pivoted with the unpredictable twists and turns. Alongside our new joint venture and redefined offering, we have been lucky to add new skills and expertise to our management team. We are delighted to welcome Peter and John to Albacom, get...

Taking power into our own hands

It was the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus who said the only thing constant is change. The way we generate and use power has been evolving for centuries, and as resources become scarce and demand becomes greater, we look for alternatives. Albacom has adapted our approach to embrace change for over several decades, and we...

Riding the wave – is it time to consider reshoring?

Is now the time to consider reshoring your manufacturing needs? The ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated the true vulnerabilities of our global supply chain. Although reshoring is not a new concept, there is now a renewed interest for businesses in the UK as a result of the current climate. In recent...

What is the circular economy and why does it matter?

We often use circles to describe something whole or never-ending. The circle of life. Running in circles. Spoken like a true Dundonian, you might even refer to a roundabout as a circle. At Albacom, circles have become commonplace in our vocabulary through our growing interest in the circular economy. There are 3.5 million tons...

Putting it together

We have been assembling solutions for decades. Our electronic backplane assemblies for military aircraft are relied upon in cockpits at home and abroad. Our TWTA assemblies are an integral part of our electronics products and our high voltage power assemblies are designed, tested and built at our HQ in Dundee by our team of...

Let’s clear the air

Effective extraction is essential in any busy restaurant / takeaway kitchen so when one fails, it causes immediate issues with the environment, health and safe working conditions. With the harsh working environment commercial / industrial extractors are exposed to, fan motor failure is inevitable. This was the case for Albacom’s recent customer; a local...

Managing component obsolescence in military aircraft

For companies operating in the electronics manufacturing industry, component obsolescence has been an ongoing concern for a number of years. In a very competitive arena with a relentless demand for smaller, faster and generally better performance, obsolescence issues often arise from design qualified components becoming quickly transcended by new and improved designs and ‘next...

Think LOLER before you lift

Risk of harm to personnel increases significantly when working at height and when being lifted by machinery. Increased risk requires greater levels of safety control. When using a lifting basket, especially one that carries people in it, it is vital that the basket is certified as being secure and free from any damage that...

Albacom in expansion mode with six figure investment

Albacom is set to expand after raising £500,000 to develop its business in new markets after securing a £400,000 loan from the Scottish Loan Scheme (SLS), part of the Scottish Government’s Scottish Growth Scheme, which is administered by Scottish Investment Bank. The remainder is from private investors. The money will be used to support...

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