$10.7m components deal secured by Redditch tech manufacturer

Specialist component supplier and manufacturer Solid State has received a $10.7m follow-on order for radio frequency products.

The Redditch-based firm has secured the deal from its customer CyanConnode, a solutions company that looks to improve business efficiency and save energy for its clients.

Its components will be used to enable the roll-out of CyanConnode’s smart metering technology in India.

CyanConnode’s ‘Narrowband Radio Frequency Smart Mesh Networks’ are used for machine to machine communication and are often referred to as the ‘internet of things’ or ‘smart technology’.

This order, which is expected to be delivered within the next 18 months, follows an initial $2.1m order announced in January 2022.

John Macmichael, MD of Solid State Supplies, said: “Solid State Supplies has been working very closely with CyanConnode on their longer term requirements to meet the needs of the market opportunity in India.

“This close collaboration has enabled proactive stock management so that we can both have confidence in being able to meet the delivery dates.”  

John Cronin, Executive Chairman of CyanConnode, added: “We are very pleased to be placing this additional order with Solid State Supplies to support our long term Indian smart metering programme. 

“They have provided us with the reassurance of supply where component shortages have proved one of the greatest challenges in delivering for customers at a time when the smart metering market is growing at pace.”