A History of Allectra
Allectra GmbH was founded in 2002 in Berlin and now manufactures and supplies a full range of HV (High Vacuum) and UHV (Ultra High Vacuum) components including custom products to customers all over the world. Allectra Limited was started in 2003 in Sussex to promote the products on a worldwide basis. The Allectra sales and service network is also supported by offices in France and Italy. Our customers include universities, major synchrotrons and High Technology companies.
Allectra Limited has seen strong growth of custom High Vacuum equipment sales to High Technology industries both in the UK, and in our export markets in France, Italy, India and elsewhere.
The company opened a purpose-built facility in the UK in 2014 (pictured above right) to expand our manufacturing capabilities. The new build incorporates a clean assembly area, specials workshop and CAD/CAM manufacturing, on the site of our former offices and workshops at Sheffield Park, East Sussex.
In December 2016, Allectra GmbH opened a second German manufacturing facility in Villingen-Scwhenningen, in Southern Germany (pictured right), to provide closer links to customers in Southern Germany, Switzerland and neighbouring parts of France. This facility will expand Allectra's manufacturing capabilities, allowing the company to increase production of in-vacuum custom cables, feedthroughs, special items and larger scale custom projects and host a service centre for valves. We will also carry a higher level of stock allowing for faster delivery of items.