SGA Technologies Ltd have been designing and manufacturing high quality hermetic components and offering specialist plating services since 1969.
Les A’Court formed the company in 1969. Paul A’Court unexpectedly had to take over the management of the company in 1981, when his father died. The company then advanced further into hermetic seals, with an improved plating facility, and has been expanding ever since.
In 1988 the company gained certification to BS5750 (now ISO9001).
In March 2004 SGA Technologies Ltd acquired the glass to metal sealing business of Wesley Coe, formerly based in Cambridge.
In April 2006 SGA Technologies Ltd acquired Micrometics Ltd, a Haverhill-based business which produced high quality hermetic products, including high specification connectors and bulkhead seals.
The two acquisitions have consolidated SGA Technologies' position as a dominant force within the UK for glass to metal seals and hermetic products.
The company is a privately owned business, with Chris Brown taking over the role of Managing Director in May 2007 after a management buyout. The growth has been funded principally by the company policy of retaining profits, and by a programme of continuous investment in people and equipment. The company currently operates across 3 sites (18000sq ft) and employs over 100 staff.
Chris said, "Our commitment is to use our design and engineering skills to create components that perform better, last longer and reduce costs for customers.”
In August 2017 Rob Rhodes joined Chris as his business partner, working as the Commercial Director of the business. Rob brings a wealth of experience to SGA from his previous roles, in high-reliability component manufacturing.
Rob commented, "Our customers demand operational excellence and the highest standard of customer service from us, we always need to remember that. I believe that we have an opportunity here at SGA to become one of the best companies in the industry, in the eyes of our customers. I intend to support Chris and the rest of the team to help realise that goal."