The Peak Group, the Letchworth-based supplier of automated test systems and accessories, celebrated its 30th anniversary on the 1st of July, 2014.
Originally founded by Richard Bushell as a manufacturer of ATE in-circuit test fixtures, The Peak Group has diversified into a manufacturer of a comprehensive range of test equipment, from simple test boxes used by subcontract manufacturers to high-specification test racks and systems. An associated company, Peak Test Services, sells test probes and accessories from a base in Chester-le-Street, County Durham.
Peak is a proven provider of automated test and measurement solutions, supporting every stage of the assembly process from component testing to highly complex functional solutions. The company supplies innovative test solutions to a range of industries including the military, aerospace, rail, automotive, power generation and industrial electronics sectors, supporting all aspects of the product lifecycle from prototype through to service and repair.
Peak offers intelligent integration of COTS (“commercial off-the-shelf”) equipment with custom-designed mechanical, electronic and system software elements. Comprehensive installation and commissioning procedures are deployed to merge Peak’s test systems with customers’ processes, followed up with hands-on training and the provision of detailed documentation.
A key element of Peak’s offering is its range of alliances with a number of industry-leading partners. The company is a National Instruments Gold Alliance partner and is the UK distributor for Virginia Panel Corporation (VPC). Peak supplies customised test systems based on VPC mass interconnect products integrated with National Instruments test hardware (PXI racks and instrument cards) and software (TestStand and LabVIEW).
Peak is also an Agilent Systems Integrator, a SELECT Member of GOEPEL electronic’s global alliance program GATE(TM) (GOEPEL Associated Technical Experts), and has recently formed an alliance with Simplicity AI: another National Alliance partner that supplies advanced test & measurement software.
“We are delighted to be celebrating 30 successful years in the industry”, says Managing Director Frank Nuttall: “we could not have achieved this without our dedicated staff and our numerous alliance partners – not forgetting, of course, the strong relationships we have with our customers. We look forward to the next 30 years...”