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Oxley Group Ltd
Oxley specialises in the design and manufacture of advanced electronic and electro-optic components and systems for air, land and sea applications within the military sector. Established in 1942, Oxley has manufacturing facilities in the UK and USA and enjoys representation worldwide. The company’s products include night vision and LED lighting, data capture systems and electronic components. Oxley has pioneered the development of night vision compatible lighting. It offers a total package incorporating optical filters, equipment modification, cockpit and external lighting along with fleet wide upgrade services including engineering, installation, support, maintenance and training. The company’s long experience of manufacturing night vision lighting and LED indicators, coupled with advances in LED technology, has enabled it to develop LED solutions to replace incandescent and fluorescent lighting in existing applications as well as becoming the lighting option of choice in new applications such as portable military hospitals, UAV control stations and communication shelters.
02 Nov 09. Innovation & Technology Award for Oxley. Oxley Developments won the prestigious 2009 Innovation and Technology Award at the CN Group Business Awards ceremony on Thursday October 22. The award was presented to Oxley Technical Director Darren Cavan and Business Development Manager Phil Robinson in recognition of the company’s success in remaining at the forefront of innovation and technology for over 60 years. The judges on the night praised Oxley as being ‘outstanding,’ and a clear winner in the category. The award is given to the company that has ‘developed the most innovative new product, system or process over the last year and can demonstrate the positive impact it has had on the business.’ The awards, the county’s most celebrated business event, aimed at recognising Cumbria’s business community and promoting the very best business practices, were a red carpet occasion, with a champagne reception and dinner before the award ceremony proper. Oxley Managing Director Peter Cotterill said: “It’s a great honour to win an award like this and it’s testament to the hard work and dedication of the many talented people within the company.” Guests were greeted by CN Group Managing Director Terry Hall, and the guest speaker was Shadow Scottish Secretary David Mundell MP. CN Group Editorial Director Neil Hodgkinson said the awards were more vital than ever this year against the backdrop of the global recession. “There’s no hiding place from the recession,” he said. “Going forward, the people who survive will be the ones with good business practice, and they are the sort of people who are here tonight.” The ceremony, held at the Rheged Centre near Penrith, was attended by over 250 people, representing the cream of the Cumbrian business community.
26 Oct 09. Kinky Idea That’s Really Catching On. The pioneering design of the Oxley ‘Kinky Pin’ has made it the perfect interconnect solution for many years, but it is only in more recent times, with the change in PCB assembly processes, that it is being fully appreciated within the PCB assembly market. The kink in this phosphor bronze miniature interconnect component was originally designed for “select on test” plated through hole PCB assembly but due to its unique shape it is now more commonly used as a compliant fit pin which eliminates the need for wave and selective soldering. The kinky pin offers a number of benefits said Oxley Business Manager Dave Howell. “Ease of assembly is always a big plus and kinky pins have a low insertion force, with an excellent retention mechanism which is more than sufficient in holding the pin perpendicular and securely in the board. This is critical for assembly of flexi circuits to rigid boards, as it allows the PCB