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Many Thanks… And A Reminder

1st July 2020

Andover, United Kingdom – In April, Inseto donated £7,000 to seven local charities, all of which are close to the hearts of the company’s employees. Within days of the donations being made all seven charities sent letters that not only expressed huge thanks to Inseto’s employees but also conveyed how important the donations have been and what a positive impact they have had.

Thank You Letter
Matt Brown, Managing Director, pictured with one of the “Letters of Thanks”

Matt Brown, Managing Director of Inseto, comments: “It was great to receive these letters of thanks, which we’ve shared throughout the company, but it was also nice to be reminded of the work these charities are doing during challenging times. It’s all too easy, particularly when social distancing measures are in force, to look inwards, and not beyond the immediate boundaries of our personal and work lives.”

Below, we quote snippets from the letters of thanks Inseto received.

Andover Foodbank
“The disruption to daily life caused by the current virus has affected everyone but its greatest impact is on some of the most vulnerable people. Thanks to your donation, those in need in our local community have received food boxes, toiletries and cleaning supplies. We continue to work with our partner agencies who are helping people stay out of long-term debt or those who are at risk of domestic violence. Schools have been some of our biggest referral agencies during this time, supporting parents to feed and look after their children. We are all living with uncertainty and concern but worrying about how to feed your family increases that enormously. I wish I could show you the relief on people’s faces when they receive one of the food boxes, it is tangible.”

Andover Mind
“A big thank you for your donation of £1,000, this was such a lovely surprise in these unprecedented times. Your donation will help us to continue to support our community, when our services are needed more than ever.”

• The Countess of Brecknock Hospice
“Thank you so much for your kind donation of £1,000.00. We are most grateful for this gift towards our work providing palliative care for our local community. Many of the services provided by the Hospice rely on support and donations to deliver exceptional care to patients and their families at a very difficult time.”

• Abel Foundation
“You’re amazing, thank you, your kind donation will help so many children and families, we couldn’t do what we do without you.”

• Two Saints
“We really appreciate this very generous donation from Inseto in these extraordinary times. Please pass on our thanks to everyone at Inseto for their kindness and please be assured that we will put your donation to excellent use to support the homeless and vulnerable people we work with.”

• Andover Crisis & Support
“The kindness of you all is much appreciated and especially welcome; particularly during these very difficult times which I am sure you will appreciate has led to a substantial increase in demand for our support services. The centre continues to be staffed 24 hours a day by our dedicated team and although we have had to change our way of working in order to comply with current safety measures we are doing all we can to support those in need.”

• Naomi House & Jacksplace
“Thank you for your generous gift of £1,000.00. Everyone at Naomi House & Jacksplace is truly grateful for the support of the team at Inseto UK. These are certainly difficult times for everyone, especially the medically vulnerable children, young adults and their families that use our services. Due to the current circumstances, we had to temporarily suspend respite care at Naomi House & Jacksplace, turning our focus to end-of-life care only. We’ve also seen a significant drop in fundraising incomes, with events and community revenues plummeting, and income from shops seeing a decline. So support like yours in needed now more than ever, and we cannot thank you enough for donating to us at this very difficult time.”

Matt Brown concludes, “It was very humbling to receive these letters of gratitude and to be reminded of how important it is to give back to the community. Together, the communications paint a common picture. Many, many people turn to charities in their hour of need, and those charities are heavily reliant on donations and fund-raising events. Take those away and those dedicated to helping are quickly placed in need of help themselves. Team Inseto was delighted to do its part, and we urge all companies to support their local communities.”

For further information please visit: www.inseto.co.uk

Inseto Sign Sales Agreement with LS Laser Systems

8th June 2020

Andover, United Kingdom Inseto, a leading technical distributor of equipment and materials, has been appointed by Germany-headquartered LS Laser Systems GmbH to distribute its products in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

LS Laser Trim Equipment
LS Laser Systems Laser Trim Equipment

LS Laser Systems’ products are used in the semiconductor, microelectronics, automotive and other advanced engineering sectors. Products include laser systems for thick- and thin-film circuit trimming as well as laser markers. Lasers are available that vary in power and wavelength from Near Infrared (NIR) to far ultraviolet (FUV), and many are controlled by the company’s proprietary LS-MaTriCS software.

Reinhard Ferstl, CEO at LS Laser Systems, comments: “Inseto is representing complementary equipment manufacturers and supplying materials into the sectors we serve. The company is also strong and has an excellent reputation for customer service in the UK and Nordic regions.”

Matt Brown, Director of Inseto, adds: “We’re delighted to be representing LS Laser Systems through our Equipment Division, in which we already have manufacturing and test systems from 11 other equipment manufacturers. This breadth of suppliers, along with our technical specialists’ expertise, is making us a go-to company for advanced manufacturing equipment and materials in advanced engineering sectors.”

For further information please visit: www.inseto.co.uk. Download a PDF copy of this news release HERE.

Inseto Business Continuity – COVID-19 Update

12th May 2020

Revision 3 – 12 May 2020

Inseto has continued to develop and implement its business continuity plans, in accordance with the latest UK Government and NHS guidelines regarding COVID-19.

We would like to reassure our customers, partners and suppliers, that we are continuing with business operations as normal but have adjusted our processes and practices to best protect our employees and associates during these exceptional times.

Inseto’s can be contacted as usual during business hours, with telephone, video conferencing and remote support facilities all available.

Download a copy of our Inseto, Andover “Risk Assessment” HERE.

Please download a copy of this document HERE.

Kind regards,

Matt Brown

Managing Director

Local Charities Receive £7,000 Donation from Inseto

12th May 2020

Andover, United Kingdom – Inseto, one of the UK’s leading technical distributors of equipment and materials into advanced engineering sectors, has donated £7,000 to seven local charities, all of which are close to the hearts of the company’s employees.

Matt Brown - Managing Director of Inseto
Andover-based Inseto has donated £7,000 to seven local charities. Matt Brown (pictured), Director of Inseto: “…we feel it is important to support our local charities, just as they have supported our employees and members of their families during their difficult times.”

A donation of £1,000 has been made to each of the following registered charities: The Countess of Brecknock Hospice, a specialist palliative care unit attached to Andover War Memorial Hospital, Andover MIND; which has been working in the area since 1984 to support and advise anyone affected by mental health distress; the Andover Crisis Support Centre, which provides accommodation for women and women with children in need of a supportive environment; Andover Food Bank, which provides support for local people in distress; Naomi House, which opened in 1997 to offer care and support to children who were not expected to live until adulthood; the Abel Foundation,which was created to aid the suffers of Mitochondrial Disease and help their families deal with this life limiting disease, for which there is currently no cure; and Two Saints, which provides safe housing and support services to reduce homelessness, and improve health and well-being.

Matt Brown, Managing Director of Inseto, comments: “Most charities are suffering during the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and whilst the UK Government has announced an emergency support package for ‘front-line’ charities, we’re worried that funds may not reach several of our local ones here in Andover, that are more reliant on community based fund raising.”

Established in 1987, Inseto distributes equipment and materials, such as silicon wafers and specialist adhesives, used in the manufacture of integrated circuits (ICs, electronic chips) that are then used in mobile phones, wearable electronics, satellites and electric and hybrid vehicles, to name but a few applications.

Brown concludes: “Like most companies we’re having to watch our outgoings during these difficult times, but we feel it is important to support our local charities, just as they have supported our employees’ families and friends during their difficult times.”

For further information please visit: www.inseto.co.uk

Inseto Provides Even Greater Technical Support

14th April 2020

Chris Valentine appointed to help Inseto’s valued customers further de-risk their semiconductor and MEMS fabrication projects.

Andover, United Kingdom – Inseto, a leading technical distributor of equipment and materials, has appointed Chris Valentine in the role of Technical Sales Engineer to work with customers to de-risk their semiconductor and MEMS manufacturing projects, by advising on material selection and the best tools to use for fabrication and test.

Chris Valentine appointed to help Inseto’s valued customers further de-risk their semiconductor and MEMS fabrication projects.
Chris Valentine

Valentine has a Masters in Science (MSci) in Physics from the University of Glasgow and a Masters in Research (MRes) from the University of Cambridge. He is also currently working on a thesis that could result in a PhD in Engineering being awarded by the University of Cambridge. Key subjects studied during his time in academia include advanced carbon nanotube electrodes for electromechanical sensing, MEMs manufacture and photolithography, electrical and nano materials, optical microscopy, solid state physics, semiconductor devices, and nuclear and particle physics.

Matt Brown, Director of Inseto, comments: “We are pleased to welcome Chris onboard. He is set to become a valuable extension to our team of technical specialists, and our customers will benefit greatly from the wealth of knowledge Chris gained during his academic studies and in various research projects.”

Valentine’s PhD research work includes the fabrication of electrochemical sensors to detect chemical analytes; the production of structured carbon nanotube electrodes to control porosity and morphology; and making improvements to the sensitivity and selectivity of fabricated sensors.

For further information please visit: www.inseto.co.uk

Finding Wafers Just Got Much Easier

1st April 2020

Inseto launches comprehensive online store for selecting and ordering silicon, silica, glass, coated and SOI wafers.

Andover, United Kingdom

– Inseto, a leading technical distributor of equipment and materials, has added an online store to its website. The store, which carries Inseto’s current inventory of semiconductor wafers, including silicon, silica, glass, coated and silicon on insulator (SOI), features secure online payment and rapid delivery of stocked wafers. Also, Inseto’s online inventory is soon to include sapphire, silicon on sapphire (SoS), lithium niobate, germanium and other materials.

Inseto launches comprehensive online store for selecting and ordering silicon, silica, glass, coated and SOI wafers.
Inseto launches comprehensive online store for selecting and ordering silicon, silica, glass, coated and SOI wafers.

A powerful filtering tool enables users to narrow down their searches by specifying properties common to all wafers, such as diameter and thickness. Then, depending on wafer material, the properties become more specific. For example, silicon wafer properties include ingot growth method, crystallographic orientation, dopant, grade and upper and lower surface resistivity.

The site also carries a Wafer Selection Guide. This is accessible from within the online store and from within Inseto’s Knowledge Base, a repository of freely available, viewable and downloadable articles and guides. Brown concludes. “At Inseto, we’re all about customer support. It’s in our DNA. Also, whilst the online store has greatly speeded the wafer selection and ordering process, our experts remain on hand to offer advice and guidance if anyone does have questions.”

Matt Brown, Director of Inseto, comments: “We have ploughed the combined knowledge of our wafer and supply chain experts into our online store. In our experience, most customers know the exact specifications of the wafers they need, certainly in the case of repeat orders, or they wish to rapidly explore a range of properties and available options.”

To order wafers onlineFor further information on these products please visit: https://www.inseto.co.uk/store/

Inseto Business Continuity Statement – COVID-19

23rd March 2020

Revision 2 – 17 April 2020

Inseto has been implementing its business continuity plan, in accordance with UK Government and NHS guidelines regarding COVID-19.

We would like to reassure our customers, partners and suppliers, that we are continuing with business operations as normal but have adjusted our processes and practices to best protect our employees and associates during these exceptional times.

Our Andover head office will remain open in order to ensure continuity in our administrative and logistics operations but with reduced staffing levels until at least the 11 May 2020, to allow for isolation between those present.   

During this time, other functions will be performed remotely including accounting, sales and service operations, with those staff all working from home.  Whilst we will be unable to visit customer locations or other sites during this time, our remote working processes are already well established and we are committed to providing the same high standards of customer care you are accustomed to.

Inseto’s employees can be contacted as usual during business hours, with telephone, video conferencing and remote support facilities also available. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further clarification or information should you require it.

Besides your personal contacts, please utilise the following email addresses:

General Enquiries: enquiries@inseto.co.uk

Technical Support: (please contact Inseto for these details)

RFQ’s and Order Placement: (please contact Inseto for these details)

Finance: (please contact Inseto for these details)

Logistics: (please contact Inseto for these details)

Should we revise or update our response to the latest COVID-19 status, we will post details on our website and on social media: www.inseto.co.uk

Finally, please stay safe and we look forward to resuming normal business operations as soon as deemed appropriate, in keeping with best practices and government guidelines.

Kind regards, Matt Brown

Managing Director

Please download a copy HERE

New – Battery Fabrication Product Brochure

10th March 2020

Inseto is pleased to announce the release of our new product brochure outlining the range of products used to produce cell, prismatic and advanced batteries, including battery interconnection equipment for ultrasonic bonding, torsional welding and mechanical testing of welds, plus related wire bonding consumable products.

In addition, we also provide Silicon, Glass and Fused Silica wafers and coating equipment for advanced battery technology, plus adhesives for bonding and sealing applications.

See Inseto at the forthcoming Battery Tech Expo at Silverstone Circuit on 26 March 2020 (date moved to 2 & 3 December 2020), where our experts will be available to answer your application specific questions and requirements.

Inseto Battery Fabrication Brochure

Please download a copy HERE