Our History

We have been in operation since 1995, however our collective expertise and experience as part of the University of York goes back over 30 years when we started out as York Electronics Centre.

The company has grown and now has four sites across the UK including three UKAS accredited test laboratories. We have an excellent reputation in industry for providing technical expertise and unrivalled customer support.

History Timeline

1982 – 1989

  • 1982 | First commercial EMC courses delivered by the York Electronics Centre, commercial arm of the Department of Electronics, University of York
  • 1986 | The York Electronics Centre commenced offering EMC consultancy and testing
  • 1988 | Comparison Noise Emitter (CNE) launched

1990 – 1999

  • 1991 | Launch of EASY1; emission assessment system no.1 in collaboration with Farnell Instruments
  • 1993 | BiLog antenna designed and launched. Yorkshire EMC club inaugural meeting
  • 1995 | York EMC Services founded as a company limited by guarantee
  • 1995 | UKAS accreditation achieved for EMC testing at the York laboratory
  • 1996 | EMC test laboratory moved to Castleford and opened as a state of the art UKAS accredited test facility
  • 1997 | EMC York Conference and Exhibition launched
  • 1998 | Bilog antenna licensed to Chase EMC now TESEQ
  • 1999 | Active Receive Antenna (ARA01) and CNEV launched
  • 1999 | YES launches its Railway EMC Services

2000 -2009

  • 2000 | YES acquired the Donibristle Laboratory from GEC-Marconi Avionics
  • 2000 | CNEVII launched
  • 2001 | First orders received for the Comb Generator Emitter (CGE01)
  • 2002 | Harmonics and Flicker Generator (HFG01) and CGE02 launched
  • 2004 | CGE03 launched. YES and The Department of Electronics scoop both best paper awards at IEEE EMC 2004
  • 2006 | YES undertakes research project into the effectiveness of sheep tagging on behalf of the Scottish Government
  • 2007 | Bristol Laboratory opened following the purchase of Global Telecommunication Laboratories (GTL)
  • 2007 | York EMC Services Ltd is founded as a company limited by shares but remains a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of York
  • 2008 | UKAS accredited safety testing offered from Castleford for the first time
  • 2008 | UKAS accredited EMC and safety testing offered from the Bristol laboratory for the first time

2010 -2014

  • 2010 | Bristol laboratory moved to new state of the art facilities in Yate
  • 2011 | YES undertakes EMC site testing work in the Australian outback
  • 2012 | York Reference Source (YRS01) launched
  • 2013 | Nick Wainwright announced as Chief Executive Officer
  • 2013 | YES commences providing testing as a CBTL under the CB Scheme
  • 2013 | YES undertakes EMC site testing projects in Singapore, Denmark and Germany
  • 2014 | YRS03 and CNEVI launched
  • 2014 | YES appointed by BIS as a Notified Body 5562 for the assessment of EMC Technical Documentation under the EMC Directive 2004/108/EC
  • 2014 | YES is successfully audited by MET Labs to provide NRTL certification access to North America and Canada through the CB Scheme

2015

  • New Grangemouth Laboratory opens its doors to customers, providing compliance testing and training services to Scotland and the North of England
  • York EMC Services celebrates its 20th anniversary

2016

  • UKAS accredited radio testing offered by YES for the first time from both Bristol and Castleford
  • YES is one of the first companies in the UK to be awarded the new, more stringent, Investors in People standard
  • YES is awarded the maximum five stars for the second year running in RISQS audit
  • New Castleford Laboratory in Speedwell Road becomes operational in parallel with the existing Methley Road facility

2017

  • YES becomes accredited for EMC testing Medical Products to the 4th edition of EN 60601-1-2
  • YES’s Consultancy & Research, Training and Test Instrumentation departments successfully audited to ISO 9001:2015
  • York EMC Services becomes part of Eurofins Product Testing LUX Holding SARL following its acquisition from the University of York
  • Accredited FCC Radio testing at YES for intentional RF radiators up to 40 GHz is offered for the first time
  • UKAS accredited Medical Product testing is extended to include safety testing to the IEC / EN 60601-1 standard for the first time at YES’s laboratories
  • The transition to the new Castleford laboratory at Speedwell Road is completed and the Methley Road site closes