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Team Connect at DVD – Delivering Total Land Systems Solutions

dvd2013_logoTeam Connect, a group of companies representing the Military and Aerospace industry is exhibiting at DVD 2016 for the first time. Team Connect will be based on the Parmley Technologies Stand No C2-63.

The Team Connect companies are Kc4business Ltd, Barnbrook Systems Ltd, Charcroft Electronics Ltd, Hub Electronics Ltd and Parmley Technologies.

Kathryn Clamp of kc4business is bringing together Team Connect for DVD2016 said, “Team Connect enables our individual member companies to present a co-ordinated approach to DVD outlining not only the capabilities of the individual companies but examples where individual company members can work in partnership to provide solutions to defence contractors in the land, sea and air arenas. Each member will be exhibiting their capabilities and products during DVD.”

kc4business Ltd

kathrynclampKathryn Clamp, with over 20 years’ experience within the Land Vehicle sector, has formed a consultancy company, kc4business Ltd, sharing a stand with Parmley Technologies Ltd.

Kathryn Clamp is offering SME’s a range of outsourced- Business Development/Sales support services, additional support to businesses without the cost/long term commitment to full time Business Development staff. Bringing together for DVD products from “Team Connect” four Manufacturing and Distribution companies already delivering land system components and solutions. Come and see what we offer Cable Assemblies, Circuit Protection Solutions, BlueCube monitoring, through to bespoke PDU/control panels and much, much more.

Contact: Kathryn Clamp, email Kathryn.clamp@kc4business.co.uk; Tel: (M)07484 124614.

Company details

*Hub Electronics Ltd

hubHUB Electronics are a privately owned company, formed as a result of combining many years’ experience with in depth technical knowledge in the supply of circular, rectangular, single and multipin connectors and broad range of electro-mechanical products including screened back shells, braid, shrink products, circuit breakers, switches and assemblies.

We supply and support Defence, Security, Medical, Transportation, Media, Industrial and Commercial customers and markets.

Certification: ISO 9001.2008


We offer latest design solutions for the harshest environments and specialist applications. This coupled with good supplier and franchise agreements, low overheads and competitive pricing offers Customers’ a personalised complete service. We can quote and supply custom cable assemblies, harnesses & looms, conduit assemblies including complete box builds. We specialise in independent product advice regarding connectors, screened/non screened back shells, adhesive lined boots/shapes and cable/conduit products. Many of these products are standard stocked lines, ready for immediate supply or for integration in to cable and/or box build.From simple data assemblies, through to more complex circular multipin, commercial, industrial and military cables and looms, our sales team can assist in providing a quick, professional quotation, and qualification sample if required.

Design Support

Our sales team have over 35 years’ experience in supplying electro-mechanical product to many customers in a wide variety of markets. This has led us to deal with more integrated solutions to assist our customers design engineers achieve completed projects more quickly and efficiently through one company. We use our dedicated in-house customer management system to manage product allocation, drawings, part Bom’s, traceability and costs. Our network of supplier partners allow us to manage projects as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Contact: Mr Paul Latter, Managing Director. Email: Paul@hubelectronics.co.uk; 01403 255225/M 07866 438765; Address: Unit 1 Foundry Court, Foundry Lane, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 5PX

*Barnbook Systems Ltd

BarnbrookMulti award winning Barnbrook Systems was formed in 1978 and operates from a freehold site in Fareham, Hampshire. A family run company, currently employing over 35 staff.

Barnbrook Systems is a leading manufacturer of electro-mechanical switching devices with a global reputation for quality and safety. The cultural ethos is demonstrated in the way we operate and our strong working relationships with both our customers and suppliers; this helps drive a commitment to deliver high quality products. Various research activities are conducted in conjunction with Southampton University where we support 2 PhD students on subjects of arcing and electromagnetic criteria

Company Capabilities

The company designs, manufactures and supports the following products. The product range comprises of Electromechanical and Solid State Relays (switching from signal to high level up to 250 Ampere), Contactors, Actuators including Fire Suppression Actuators, Test Sets, Pressure Transducers and Interconnect Systems. All the products are manufactured in house for defence, aircraft, rail and commercial applications.


 We have attained some of the industry’s toughest quality approvals and accreditations,

AS9100C (EN 9100:2009 / JISQ 9100: 2009), EASA Part 145, EASA Part 21-G, FAA FAR 145, ISO 9001:2008 and IECQ.

Products – Product Design Specialists

 Focus for DVD – the pride of place goes to our revolutionary BlueCube remote data monitoring solutions and Fire Suppression Actuators. Key features include: BlueCube – Battery or Powered operation, 1-8 channels per sensor, fully wireless, inbuilt alerting system, Measuring and monitoring of Voltage, Current, Temperature, Pressure, Shock & Vibration and actuations all GPS location identified and date/time stamped.  Fully modular and expandable. All accessed via PC, tablet, web, smartphone or smartwatch.

Fire Suppression Actuators – a range of 12-24v dc electric actuators designed for use in fire suppression systems.

Contact: John Finch. Email: Johnfinch@barnbrook.co.uk; Tel (M) 07828 115268; Address: 25 Fareham Park Road, Fareham, Hants PO15 6LD.

* Charcroft Electronics Ltd

Charcroftweb-150x60Charcroft Electronics is a privately owned company based in mid-Wales with over 40 employees. We have successfully operated within the hi-rel electronics marketplace for over 40 years and for many years lead the way in component traceability; a critical requirement for supply chain within these sectors.

Company Capabilities

Charcroft has two principal aspects to its business; the manufacture of several ranges of electronic components and assemblies plus the franchised distribution of electronic / electrical components including Sensata circuit breakers, Klixon, Airpax ranges, Precision Switches, Micro Switches and Power Supplies.


The manufacturing unit is ISO accredited and holds numerous CECC & BS product approvals for both ceramic capacitors as well as precision resistors built under licence from Vishay.  The distribution activity likewise has both ISO9001 and CECC accreditation.  The business holds formal franchise agreements from a number of the world’s leading electronic component and electromechanical manufacturers.  As part of the companies attempts to differentiate itself within the marketplace these franchises are held with companies who have a significant portion of their product portfolio in what might be classified as niche products.  It is the company’s intention to continue with its long term strategic emphasis on the military and avionics marketplace.

Products – Design In Product Specialists

In addition to its world class portfolio of products the company is proud to employ a number of highly skilled product specialists whose role is to engage with design engineers helping to ensure that they have easy access to a high level of locally based technical competence.

Contact: Jeff Gurr. Email: jeff.gurr@charcroft.com; Tel (M)07920 043299; Address: Dol-y-Coed, Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys LD5 4TH.

* Parmley Technologies Ltd

parmleyWe are privately owned and managed by our MD, Derek Parmley and have been trading since 1997, based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in our own modern facilities. Parmley Technologies has been Designing and Manufacturing Electronic Control Products for Military Vehicles and other harsh environments for over 20years. From initial concept through technical specification, design, type testing and approval, manufacture and after-sales service and repair, we offer one stop capabilities. We specialise in high quality and high reliability customer solutions. We can provide Design Solutions, Rapid Prototyping, support during the design phase onto full manufacturing capabilities, and aftercare service. We are also happy to manufacture on a build to print. We have PCB manufacturing facilities onsite, as well as Electronic Control Panel assembly and wiring, Hydraulic Assembly, and full in house test.

Product groups include:   Electronic Control Panels, Power Distribution Units. Hydraulic and Pneumatic control systems

Certification:  ISO 9001.2008

Parmley Technologies presently have over 300+ different types of control panels installed on Military Vehicles including the following platforms: Terrier (UK), Challenger II based Trojan/Titan Vehicles (UK), Stryker Vehicle (USA), Assault Breacher Vehicle ‘ABV’ (USA), SPARK II Rollers (USA), Patria (Finland), RUAG (Germany), plus many others.

New for 2016

Parmley Technologies are supporting the Team at OpenWorks Engineering with the design and manufacture of the SKYWALL programme. This is a Counter Drone threat product designed to catch Drones in the Air and return them safely to the ground. Parmley Technologies provided all the Design for the Electronics, Control Panels and wiring, as well as performing all the Assembly and Test.

* Contact: Derek Parmley. Email: Derek@parmley-technologies.co.uk; Tel: (M)07941336179; T. +44 (0) 191 290 0132; Address: Unit 1, Neptune Court, Orion Business Park

Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE29 7UW (United Kingdom)



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