We suggest you plan your China PCB procurement as early as possible throughout September and October. With no production at our offshore factory during the first week of October as China celebrates National Day, our logistics Manager has stressed the importance of ordering bare boards ahead of schedule.

With this in mind, we thought it would be useful to document some of the most common questions about how to ensure seamless PCB procurement….


Question: “I need bare boards in the next few weeks, when shall I order?”
Answer: Order your boards as early as possible this month. This will ensure boards are shipped to you ahead of the upcoming China shutdown week. For urgent requirements, please don’t hesitate to ask our sales team for an express price to get the boards manufactured and shipped before the end of September.

Question: “I want my boards delivered and invoiced in October. Is this still possible?”
Answer: All new orders requesting an October delivery will be despatched once our factory re-opens week beginning 10/10/22. If boards are required urgently, please let us know so we can prioritise your order with our Production Manager.

Question: “Can I still get bare board quotations during the shutdown?”
Answer: The Tate UK sales office will remain open as normal for sales order processing and providing quotations during this period.


Our sales team look forward to receiving your enquiries and scheduling your production slot in our China factory. Please don’t hesitate to contact us here if you would like any further information.

E-mail your China PCB procurement enquiry to Tate for a no obligation & instant quotation. We will respond to you as quickly as possible with our very best price


Why choose Tate Circuits for your China PCB procurement:

As a leading UK PCB supplier, we offer customers the benefit of cost savings on offshore PCB production together with exceptional customer service. Working directly with low-cost manufacturing facilities in Shenzhen, China, we are able to supply boards at highly competitive prices.

We are proud of our strong position in the PCB industry. We offer customers the benefit of cost savings on offshore manufacture, but with no compromise on the level of service or technical expertise received.

Together with technical strength in the company and low cost offshore prices, we are leaders in the supply of printed circuits boards.

Tate has trained a team of highly experienced technical engineers who are skilled in all aspects of PCB manufacture. It is this same team that are now responsible for boards manufactured in China.

Tate bare printed circuit boards are supplied into a variety of sectors including automotive, aviation, lighting and sound equipment, education and medical. We pride ourselves on a professional service with a friendly approach where quality is of paramount importance, in accordance with our ISO9001 Quality Management system and UL Approval.

We pride ourselves on a professional service with a friendly approach on all our PCB services.

Our UK based technical team are on hand throughout the manufacture of your PCB’s and will assist with expert advice on any engineering queries. We ensure a smooth buying process on every order.

Our team has over 50 years’ experience in PCB manufacture and are always only a phone call away throughout your order. We offer an immediate response to all enquiries with quotations accurately and swiftly completed.

Our skilled sales team have immediate access to our technical and production departments to ensure that your detailed requirements are correctly understood.

We offer secure PCB deliveries to ensure customers achieve their own important production lead times. All orders are acknowledged on receipt providing scheduled delivery dates. Once boards are shipped, an email with a link to track your consignment can be sent.

We have significant buying power with our offshore factory which ensures your order will receive the very best attention and the lowest cost price. We always advise the most economical method to manufacture your boards which enables us to provide very competitive quotations.

Sample requirements and small production runs can also benefit from significant cost savings as there is no minimum order quantity for offshore production. Tooling is also free of charge on every order. It is therefore free to transfer existing boards to Tate Asia and take advantage of significant PCB cost savings.

As soon as your enquiry is placed with us, you will receive the support and technical expertise of our experienced engineers. Our team has over 50 years’ experience in PCB manufacture and are always only a phone call away throughout your order.

We have instant communication with our offshore factory all day, every day with enquiries accurately and swiftly completed. Our engineers in China work to UK hours to ensure you receive your quotation and engineering queries promptly.

All PCB orders are delivered carriage free which allows us to offer very competitive offshore PCB supply.