Vacuum chambers & gas management

Through work in specialist sectors such as the semiconductor markets and similar high technology fields, PP C&A has gained valuable experience and competence in the sourcing and assembling of vacuum chambers and associated gas management systems.

PP C&A can assemble and test in-line with customer specific needs, including services such as helium leak testing. PP C&A has specialist partners of whom can provide a design service for customers.

Wider manufacturing capabilities

PP C&A is a proud member of the Manufacturing Assembly Network (MAN Group).

The MAN Group is a network of manufacturing companies designed to share technical excellence in mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering processes.

As a customer and partner of PP C&A, access is open to numerous manufacturing disciplines from a single source and a more stable solution for complex, multi-discipline engineering projects.

The MAN Group provide every manufacturing discipline imaginable, including but not limited to:

  • Aluminium casting & CNC machining
  • Contract electronics manufacturing
  • Electrical & electronic assembly
  • Fluid Power
  • Tube manipulation
  • Forging
  • High volume precision stamping
  • Pressings, welding & assembly
  • PCB manufacture
  • Plastic injection moulding
  • Industrial design
  • Engineering supplies

PP C&A’s technical partners reach even further than the MAN Group alone, with long-standing relationships with providers of control, automation and information technology products and solutions, specialist providers of cabling, inter-connectivity and electronics solutions and industry specific consultancies and testing organisations, all with significant experience and expertise.

To understand the added value benefits in further detail, navigate to our technical partners page.

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Outsourcing case studies

Inventor-e iVendScale+

The way companies access inventory management is changing rapidly and leading the charge is Solihull-based Inventor-e.


PP Control & Automation and Hedinn are now engaged in their 13th project together and the largest yet, the construction of a new plant for Sildarvinnslan.

Needham Group (Interactive Case Study)

Play an interactive video with hotpoints that delve into the story behind the manufacturing partnership with Needham Group and the assembly of its N-Lase range of products.

Winbro Group Technologies

A strategic manufacturing outsourcing partnership – built on trust, integrity and maximising each other’s production expertise – is celebrating ten years together with the launch of the world’s most productive EDM drilling machine.

Collected customer case studies (2021)

This collection of case studies examines some of the recent strategic outsourcing partnerships delivering against several business pains for machine builders and OEMs, and how those partners are benefiting from the PP C&A approach.

Needham Group

Turning to the strategic manufacturing outsourcing expertise of PP Control & Automation could prove to be a pivotal decision for Needham Group as it aims to turn a £30m expansion blueprint into reality.

Inventor-e iVendScale/iBinScale

Inventor-e is accelerating disruption of inventory management with the help of the Manufacturing Assembly Network, a unique collective of sub-contract manufacturers and a world class engineering design consultancy.

Jenton Group

A new manufacturing partnership between PP Control & Automation and Jenton Group has created the capacity to build new UV technology in volumes that could help protect us from Covid-19 in indoor spaces.

Mazak UK

As the years have gone by, the relationship between the two businesses has become more interlinked, with PP C&A increasingly being asked to be involved in the design stage of new machine builds.

Ishida (Video Case Study)

Watch how Ishida realised their growth potential by making outsourcing part of their manufacturing strategy.

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We believe in meeting you, listening and understanding your needs first and foremost. If you are considering outsourcing for the first time or you wish to review your current outsourcing strategies, we would welcome the opportunity for discussion.