2002 Origins

Father and Son, Vince and Dan Croft, start Vanilla Electronics – a component distribution business from a small home office in Norwich.


2004 Move to Thetford

Vanilla Electronics moves to a 25K sq ft modern premises in Thetford and business quickly expands.


2007 Growth through Value Add

Developing its kitting and manufacturing services, consolidating supply chains as customer’s look to outsource.


2013 Develops Manufacturing

Considerable investment in on-site clean room, test inspection equipment, plus in-house engineering expertise.


2018 Adding Automation

Investment in 2 x 10m tall ‘lean lifts’, new ERP system and automated packaging/handling, as Vanilla looks to automation.