ETAL Group opens UK R&D Centre

ETAL Group opens UK R&D Centre

Announcement follows acquisition of transformer manufacturer Grandchain

Andrew Adams named ETAL Technical Manager


Ditchling, Sussex, 10 July 2017 – ETAL Group, world leaders in magnetic components for power and signal applications, has announced the opening of a new UK Research and Development Centre with a fast turnaround prototyping and small batch facility. It has also appointed Andrew Adams as R&D Manager. The announcements follow the acquisition by ETAL of Sussex-based transformer and wound component specialist Grandchain.


Commenting, Dan Phelan, President of ETAL said, “ETAL is flourishing in all its major markets, and the new centre supports our European sales team in growing our business further. We aim to be the first choice supplier of specialist magnetic components, with designs that are custom or optimised to satisfy customers´ specific requirements. Opening a fast turnaround prototype centre right here in the UK allows us to offer a rapid, flexible and very competitive service delivering the high quality standards our customers expect from ETAL.”


Andrew Adams, formerly Technical Director of Grandchain, has been named Technical Manager of ETAL Group. He brings ETAL the benefit of 30 years managing the manufacturing of wound components and transformers. Commenting, he said, “ETAL Group is highly regarded in the industry for its quality and expertise. This is a great opportunity to join a global company and be part of an international business that offers its customers a fantastic range of technologies and capabilities.”


At the Lewes site, ETAL will manufacture prototypes and small production batches for customers in the UK and Europe. Larger volumes can also be built in the UK, or production can be transferred to ETAL’s production facilities in Estonia or Sri Lanka, depending on the needs of the project and the preferences of the customer. At Lewes, ETAL is able to manufacture and supply custom-made wound components including conventional and toroidal transformers from simple hand-wound coils to multi-wound devices. The site has an extensive range of equipment from hand winders to high speed, multi-head, computer controlled machines. It also has facilities for encapsulation processes both under vacuum and without.


ETAL Group recently doubled its manufacturing capacity in Ratmalana, Sri Lanka to over 5000 sq mt. It also has a 2400 sq mt site in Estonia. These units have ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001 certifications. Manufacturing capabilities in  Sri Lanka include manual and automatic fine wire winding (linear and toroidal), NC and manual soldering, assembly, vacuum encapsulation, ferrite core grinding and electrical verification to fully cover the manufacturing requirements of a wide range of standard and custom designed magnetic components and assemblies.


ETAL manufactures and sells in-house developed high-performance magnetic components such as transformers and inductors, which are used in AC/DC converters, DC/DC converters and signal applications. Target markets include the telecom, power technology, automotive, industrial and defence industries. The majority of components are custom-designed for specific applications, but ETAL also offers a range of standard components.

About ETAL Group

Since 1968, ETAL Group has been a leading supplier of in-house developed high-performance magnetic components, primarily transformers and inductors. ETAL develops, manufactures and sells magnetic components and audio amplifiers to a world-wide market through offices in Europe, Asia and the USA and through distribution partners in an additional 20 countries. Production takes place at the company's own facilities in Estonia and Sri Lanka as well as through production partners in Asia. Following the acquisition of Anaview in 2013, ETAL Group expanded its product range to class D amplifiers for the audio industry. For more information about ETAL please visit , and for Anaview please visit


For further details please contact:

ETAL Group AB (head office)                       

Lena Eriksson                                                    

Box 8064                                                             
163 08 Spånga, Sweden                               
Visiting address: Fagerstagatan                 
Phone: +46 (0)8 759 35 85                           


Craig Ardrey

Unit 2, Mid Sussex Business Park
Folders Lane East
Ditchling, East Sussex
Phone: +44 (0)1444 871186




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