Sony UK Technology Centre (UK TEC)
Sony UK Technology Centre (UK TEC) is a world-class manufacturing centre of excellence producing Broadcast and Professional Cameras and Camera Systems.
Since 1999, the Pencoed facility has manufactured broadcast products of highest quality and reliability for the professional market.
As the only Sony factory outside of Japan to manufacture the latest 'next generation' 4K camera units, it is at the forefront of the industry and employs over 700 highly skilled team players, who help to create some of the most advanced technology on the global market.
Alongside the manufacture of Sony products, its world-class engineers also work across third-party collaborative manufacturing on products including the Raspberry Pi. They also work to pioneer the latest ground-breaking manufacturing processes of the future, through the Advanced Manufacturing Research Operations Centre.
Sony UK TEC is a socially aware business that 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.
Part of its commitment to the local community sees it aspire to inspire the next generation of engineers, entrepreneurs and creative talent by actively encouraging the use of its facilities by schools and local groups including regular tours of the manufacturing facility and educational visits.
The facility has opened its doors to over 10,000 children of all ages since 2012. These visits can include factory tours, coding workshops and digital competency workshops that are aimed at sparking an interest in technology and manufacturing, and to help develop the technological understanding of the innovators of the future.
Since 2013, it has adopted the Children’s Ward at the Princess of Wales Hospital as its chosen charity, raising over £100,000 through a huge fundraising effort year on year