Welsh Assembly Boost as Raspberry Pi is now "Made in Britain" Thanks to Sony

By Gary Cutlack on at

The British maker of the staggeringly popular Raspberry Pi mini-computer has finally found a way to get the hardware assembled in the UK, with future batches of the machine being built in Wales rather than outsourced to China.

The move will see Raspberry Pi computers rolling off the assembly lines of Sony's factory in Pencoed, South Wales, following successful meetings between the Pi men at Premier Farnell and Sony bosses. From now on, around 30 new people will be employed to knock out the Pis, with future models bearing the "Made in the UK" stamp next to the power jack.

Around 30,000 Pis ought to emerge from the new Welsh production lines every month. [Raspberry Pi -- Thanks Darrell]