Nihon Almit Nihon Almit was founded in Japan in 1956, and was amongst the pioneers of solder for aluminium - subsequently hailed as "the 11th Most Remarkable Invention" by the Japanese Science and Technology Organisation. Growth continued apace throughout the '60s, the company building a purpose made R&D establishment in 1967, and transferring its Head Office to its present location in 1968. Product development expanded throughout the '70s, and so did the collection of awards and accolades - not least the R&D award from the Venture Enterprise Centre. The invention of a solder capable of joining nickel-chrome wire to bi-metal in 1976 added to the already impressive range. The excellence of the products and continual expansion of the range lead, in 1982, to the adoption of KR19RMA by NASA for use in the Space Shuttle. In 1984, a further R&D establishment was founded in Akiruno City, enhancing the company's deep commitment to evolving superior specialist solders in a decade where the electronics industry was being transformed. Once again, in 1985, VEC honoured the company with its R&D award, accompanied by the 10th Invention Grand Prix, and also the Distinguished Service Award from the Tokyo Metropolitan. The '90s continued to see the opening of new offices and factories, both in Japan and overseas in mainland Europe and the UK. The surging development in electronics production techniques was consistently reflected in the product range, enabling manufacturers to produce advanced designs quickly and cost effectively. Now we have entered the 21st century, Almit is taking on the challenge of environmental concern. Whilst adhering to the principles of minimising pollution and being as environmentally friendly as possible, the long term benefits of the introduction of 'Lead-Free' solders will make a useful contribution to the protection of the environment. Almit Ltd Almit Ltd, the UK arm of Nihon Almit, was formed in 1995. Originally based in Ashurst Wood, West Sussex, a steady growth in demand necessitated a relocation to the current site at Forest Row, East Sussex. In this modern facility, warehousing capacity doubled and production facilities became possible. The increasing market for these superior solders has been reflected in the continual growth of the company, with an increase in the number of Technical Sales and Production staff to accomodate the needs of customers. Director Peter Martin originally trained as an engineer and has an indepth knowledge of the industry. "We take great pride in our products", he commented, "the Almit range of products cover practically every requirement. True to the aims of quality, reliability and consistency, repeat business is a norm, not an exception!". Certainly, satisfied customers are always impressed with the minimal reworking and reject rates, and coupled with Almits' high levels of customer service, it's no wonder that the company grows from strength to strength.