Sony UK Technology Centre (UK TEC)
Sony UK Technology Centre (UK TEC) is a manufacturing and solutions centre of excellence based on the M4 corridor in South Wales. With 50 years’ experience, the site produces high-end Sony broadcast equipment for worldwide distribution, as well as third-party products for global customers on a contract manufacturing basis. The facility is also the home of a Service & Repair Centre for European customers, and an office hub for local small and medium-size businesses.
As the only Sony site outside of Japan to manufacture the brand’s market- leading 4K broadcast technology, UK TEC is at the forefront of the industry and employs over 600 highly skilled team members.
Alongside the manufacture of Sony products, its world-class team also delivers a variety of third-party products, and its collaborative approach to manufacturing services has produced many global commercial successes, including the Raspberry Pi computer. With focus on quality and innovation, the UK TEC team works to pioneer the latest ground-breaking manufacturing processes of the future.
Sony UK TEC strives to build a sustainable future for all. The business actively seeks to minimise its impact on the environment, supports its local community through charity work and sponsorship, and has the welfare of its staff at the heart of its operation.
UK TEC is committed to inspire the next generation of engineers, entrepreneurs, and creative talent by actively encouraging the use of its facilities by schools and local groups through several educational programmes.
The facility has opened its doors to over 25,000 children of all ages since 2012. These visits can include factory tours, coding workshops, digital competency and creative workshops that are aimed at sparking an interest in technology, manufacturing and the arts, and to help develop the technological understanding of the innovators of the future.
Since 2013, UK TEC has adopted the Children’s Ward at the Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend as its chosen charity, raising over £220,000 through fundraising efforts year on year.