Bulk of manufacturing shifted to South Wales as Raspberry Pi announces it is proud to be 'made in the UK'
Manufacturing of Raspberry Pi is making the move from China to Wales following an agreement with technology giant Sony.
The Raspberry Pi foundation, the charity behind the tiny computer, said nearly all units would now be made in the UK. The job is being taken on by Sony's UK manufacturing plant, located in Pencoed, South Wales.
Around 30 new jobs will be created with 30,000 Raspberry Pi computers made every month at the Pencoed plant.
The foundation explained that manufacturing was initially based in China as the price per unit was lower than in the UK. With Raspberry Pi now in high demand an agreement has been reached to move the majority of production from China to South Wales.
In a post on its website, the Raspberry Pi foundation explained how to tell if you have a UK made unit: "How do you know if you've got a UK-made board? Easy. Look next to the power jack; you'll see the words ‘Made in the UK'. We couldn't be prouder."
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