Disaster Recovery

Robust contingency plans for every eventuality.

This plan outlines the means by which Nemco would deal with a major disaster such as a total loss of a building and all its contents due to fire or some other natural disaster.


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All data on our system is backed up overnight and copies are held off-site. The system back-up includes all networked PCs so covers SMT machines, AOI machines and any test PCs that are networked. All the drawing office design and data files are covered by the back-up so the only manufacturing data lost would be paper drawings, typically A0/A1 size drawings that cannot easily be scanned. Since these drawings are customer supplied, they can be quickly replaced.


Nemco operates across 2 sites in Wedgwood Way in Stevenage. The main building is 25,000 sq ft, of which 15,000 sq ft is manufacturing and the balance office space. The second unit is 35,000 sq ft, comprising component stores and manufacturing. We also have 5,000 sq ft of office space in Unit B that is currently unused. Some of the facilities are duplicated across the two units; both have the basic services such as 3 phase power and compressed air so the infrastructure is there to run both SMT and through hole assembly. The flow solder machines and SMT lines are in Unit A with the selective flow solder machine in Unit B. We have a written agreement from Samsung that they will supply two new pick and place machines within 4 weeks if a major disaster occurs.  

The two buildings are separated, with a joining corridor that has fire resistant doors. If either building is destroyed we would move as much as possible to the remaining building and also aim to secure temporary accommodation within a week, if necessary splitting the administration and manufacturing functions between different sites. Our initial priority would be to re-establish SMT assembly, running shifts if necessary to maximise output. In parallel we would secure new premises for the longer term, which we believe could be completed within a month. There has been suitable space available for the last 2 years on our current industrial park and although the situation can change, Stevenage seems to have plenty of industrial space available at present.


The majority of the WIP and the finished goods stock is in unit A with the material stock being located in Unit B. It is therefore very unlikely that all stock and materials would be lost. Taking a worst case, the first priority would be to re-source for the short term production requirements. Once a replacement computer system is set up (we estimate 2 weeks for this) we will be able to run MRP and prioritise the longer lead-time parts. PCBs can be bought on a fast turnaround and most of the common materials can be sourced within a week or so. There will inevitably be some items that are on longer lead-times but broker stock and assistance from customers will help to alleviate these. We would second other admin staff into the purchasing team during this period as this activity will be the highest priority for the first few weeks. 


We have insurance cover for the capital equipment, stock and work in progress and we also have enough liquidity to fund the replacement material purchases whilst the insurance claim is processed, also the increased cost of working during the period of recovery. We hold business interruption insurance to the value of £ 4.9M which would fund this increased cost of working including, if necessary, subcontracting SMT assembly during the early part of the recovery.


Christine Stanley

Christine joined Nemco in 2008 to provide material costings for customers within the Purchasing department, and took on the role of Purchasing Manager in August 2013. Experienced in Electronics Distribution, CEM and Defence Manufacturing, positions have included Sales Manager, Customer Service Manager, additional to senior roles in Continuous Improvement, Logistics and Materials Management.

Christine enjoys and excels at team building and developing vendor partnerships.

In her spare time, she is an avid reader of classic literature and genre fiction, and swims several times a week.


Derek Loveday

Derek joined Nemco in 1999 as a Design Engineer. Starting his career with Marconi Space & Defence Systems, he has worked for various System House and Design companies and has over 30 years’ experience in electronic hardware & software design.

Derek is responsible for the administration and development of the company’s IT and ERP systems. He also provides technical support for manufacturing and project management of electronic design.


Archie Hayford

Archie joined Nemco in 2016 as Financial Accountant to strengthen the team and took on the role of Company Accountant in May 2019.Archie has 16 years’ experience in Finance gained in both the Retail and Manufacturing Industry. Archie is a member of Chartered Institute of Management Account and is responsible for the overall accounts activity, working with suppliers, customers and internal contacts. He spends his free time with his family, enjoys running, swimming and a keen follower of sports.


Karen Syvertsen

Karen joined Nemco in 2003 being specifically tasked to set up the HR department. Karen describes herself as a qualified HR generalist, her previous experience having been gained in both the Retail and Manufacturing industries often in a unionised environment.

The HR department in Nemco now employs two staff in addition to Karen and is responsible for the Personnel, Training and Health and Safety functions. Karen has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development throughout her career.


Steve Trice

Steve joined Nemco in 2005 as a Production Engineer. He has over 30 years’ experience working in the Electronics Manufacturing and Quality environment, beginning his career with a formal Apprenticeship at British Aerospace.

Having spent the 11 or so years prior to Nemco working within Automotive Quality, Steve is more than qualified for his current position of Production Engineering and Quality Manager.

Steve and the Engineers within his department are directly involved with the customers of Nemco at all stages of manufacturing to ensure as smooth a route as possible for their products through the production cycle


Kevin Flynn

Kevin joined Nemco in May 2011 having previously worked in the Electronic Components field for 25+ years. He has a wealth of experience within the industry, gained from the various positions he’s held ranging from Account Manager to General Manager.

Kevin is now totally responsible for all aspects of Sales and Marketing within Nemco and consequently spends a significant amount of his time visiting customers to preserve and enhance the business partnership.

He is also a keen sportsman which these days revolve around Golf and Cycling.


Kim Trueman

Kim joined Nemco in 2015 from a predominantly aerospace background. She has 20 years’ experience in manufacturing gained from various Engineering and Management roles – Previous positions held include Process Specialist, Manufacturing Manager and Plant Manager. Kim is responsible for Manufacturing at Nemco, driving improvements and developing the production process and systems to suit our growing requirements.

Outside work she likes to make the most of her time with her family and occasionally some home improvement ‘upcycling’ projects.


David Duric

David joined Nemco in 2015 strengthening the Senior Management team as Sales and Marketing Director. David brings with him an international wealth of sales, customer service and marketing expertise. Prior to joining Nemco, David has worked predominantly in the sales and electronic engineering sectors, employed long-term in prestigious Global companies such as Technicolor and Thomson SA. Degree qualified in business management and electrical engineering, positions have included managerial statuses such as Head of Supply Chain, Managing Director and Customer Services Director. David will use his expertise to increase our service offerings and also to increase our customer base taking us to the next level of business growth.

Bob Parker

Bob has been with Nemco since its inception. A qualified Electronics Engineer and stamina that knows no bounds. Bob spends much of his time overseeing the key activities within Nemco and is often the first port of call for customers seeking technical assistance. If you are a customer of Nemco then it is likely that Bob’s number is on your speed dial.

Dave Pearce

Dave is the owner and founder of Nemco. During his early career Dave was actively involved in Electronics Design and Development encompassing system design and project management. Prior to setting up Nemco Dave was Managing Director of a Systems house engaged in contract product design, plus the supply of turnkey ATE and production monitoring systems.

Dave is actively involved with both the Executive and Technical Management and customer facing contract evaluation and costing aspects of the business. On the outside Dave is a Classic Car enthusiast, driving, racing and maintaining his own vehicles.