Electronics team celebrates landmark with black tie event and plans for more jobs

Long serving staff at Axis Electronics, Bedford.
Long serving staff at Axis Electronics, Bedford.

An electronics company has celebrated 20 years in business in Bedford and announced plans to create more jobs.

Axis Electronics, based in Manton Lane, has grown from a small band of staff to around 160, with expansion plans ahead.

Originally part of a leading international electronics company, Axis Electronics was formed in 1995 by Phil Inness, current chairman, and Alan Cross as an independent UK based contract electronic manufacturing services provider with a unique combination of service and technological capabilities.

From the original 12 employees, eight are still an integral part of the business and the company now employs 160.

A company spokeswoman said: “Our business has evolved significantly over the years to become trusted by many market leading companies as their manufacturing partner of choice.

“The milestone was recognised with a black tie event at the Park Inn in Bedford for all employees and their partners, and awards were presented to those who have been with the business since it started.

“Axis has grown significantly since it started and the next five years are looking very promising. In order for us to meet the growing demand for our services we are planning to recruit a further 50+ employees over the next five years.”

The company works in a number of fields including defence, aerospace and automotive. For more information, visit www.axis-electronics.com