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Vero Electronics

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Maker of printed circuit boards and distributor of components, of Southampton

1961 Vero was established by Geoffrey Verdon Roe, son of Sir Alliott Verdon-Roe. One of the first products was the "Vero Board", a matrix board for assembling one-off circuits and test setups, which had been patented by Vero Precision Engineering.

1964 Vero Electronics GmbH was established in Bremen

1966 Vero launched the first simple mounting racks.

1974 A test pull gauge added to wire wrapping equipment.[1]

1979 Acquired by BICC[2]

1994 BICC-Vero Electronics was sold to its management[3]

1995 Flotation of Vero Group on the London Stock Exchange

1998 US company APW acquired Vero

2003 APW sold the prototyping business (ie Veroboard) and plastic enclosures business to a new company Vero Technologies.

2007 APW in administration; all assets and IP were sold; the 19 inch subrack business was sold to a new comapny, Verotec, established to acquire the business; the power supplies business was sold to EPLAX GmbH[4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1974/03/07
  2. The Times, Nov 16, 1979
  3. The Times, April 16, 1994
  4. Wikipedia [1]
  • History of Verotec [2]