Pickering History

Pickering has been in switching technology since 1968 when Pickering Electronics introduced their first reed relays, since their introduction, these relays have been implemented by most major test and measurement. In 1988, Pickering Interfaces was formed and we introduced our first modular switching systems. Since then, we have been designing and manufacturing modular signal switching and instrumentation for use in electronic test and simulation. Today, with 1,000+ modules available, our products are specified in test systems installed throughout the world.

1968
  • Pickering Electronics is started by John Moore to design and manufacture high quality reed relays for use by Original Equipment Manufacturer's (OEM) in switching systems. To learn more about Pickering Electronics, please visit www.pickeringrelay.com 
1973
  • Pickering Electronics becomes a major supplier to most UK Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) companies in a growing market
1974
  • Pickering Electronics moves to new factory in Clacton-on-Sea, UK 
1983
  • Pickering Electronics introduces Single-in-Line (SIL) relays
1986
  • Pickering Electronics doubles the size of its factory
1988
  • Pickering Interfaces, Ltd. debuts when after more than two years of development and research the GPIB 3U switching systems (System 10) are launched to provide a complete modular solution for switching systems 
1990
1997
  • High-density VXI switching module range (system 30) launched
1997
  • ISO 9002 (BS 5750) certified
1998
1999
  • First USA office opened
2000
2001
  • German office opened
  • Opens a new larger manufacturing facility adjacent to Pickering Electronics
  • Range of PXI instrument modules launched
2002
  • BRIC™ High-density PXI large matrices released: a range of ultra high-density switch modules in the PXI format with over 4000 relays per module, the highest density available in any test platform.
2003
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2005
2006
  • French office opened 
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