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Gainspeed Ltd was born in 1997 when it was evident that so many Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) had difficulty in understanding  how to meet the newly published  CE Marking Directives in Europe. The Low Voltage (LVD) and Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directives were applicable at that time and getting reliable and affordable advice was a challenge  for most SMEs.

DSC07409The founder Jimmy Tzimenakis Ch Eng, M.I.E.T.  and one of the founder members of Club Européen (formerly Wales EMC Club) together with a Cardiff based Trading standards officer David Holland, wrote a technical publication “Electrical Product Safety – A step-by-step guide to Self-Assessment” and that is how we started!

 

The publication was very successful and led to many requests, mostly from SMEs, for assistance in training, safety assessment and EMC testing. Following the success of the safety guide, a few years later, a second publication was written on EMC (“Understanding the EMC Directive”)

Jimmy TzimenakisPaul BaileyCraig CooperThe Team
Jimmy brings to the company over 30 years product compliance experience. He set up and managed product compliance teams for both Sony Electronics and Sony PlayStation  and set up comprehensive  EMC, Environmental, Telecoms and Safety testing laboratories. For over 15 years he has served in National and International Standardisation bodies working as a member or chairperson thus always having first hand access to forthcoming changes to regulatory requirements.
Paul Bailey BSc, is the company’s Operations Manager with wealth of experience in product certification and testing, having set up an EMC test lab for Carmarthenshire College. He then worked for several years for the Manufacturing Advisory Service for Wales (developing an  understanding of SMEs needs) before joining Gainspeed and is now an invaluable asset to the team.
Craig is the youngest member of our Team. He spent 5 years doing EMC at the Panasonic EMC laboratory in Pentwyn Cardiff. An Electrical Engineer with significant knowledge in testing and problem solving. Specialising in test software and automation, Craig will likely be the engineer that carries out your tests when you attend our labs.
Together with a pool of associates, including digital and analogue hardware designers, EMC test engineers, audio and environmental testing specialist with a close association with local testing facilities (Cardiff) and some large Certification Organisations,  we offer a comprehensive portfolio of services and specialise in bespoke solutions. Gainspeed can project manage most clients certification needs in Europe and worldwide as well as compliance with  CE Marking requirements.

With our extensive experience in product certification and being a small organisation we believe we are best placed in the SME’s need by offering a  Flexible, Speedy, Professional and above all, Affordable Service

 

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