The Raspberry PI is an extremely popular device, and the Raspberry PI Foundation has announced that their have now made 1 million of their Raspberry PI computers in the UK.
The Raspberry PI is made in the UK at Sony’s factory in Pencoed, South Wales, the company moved production of the device to the UK back in September of 2012.
The really big news today is that the Pencoed factory has made its millionth British Raspberry Pi. Add these to the existing Chinese ones, and that makes one and three quarter million Raspberry Pis out there worldwide, the majority of them made right here at home. Sony’s Pencoed factory has just won a slew of trophies at the British Factory Awards: they took home the Best Factory award, Best Electronics Factory, Best Factory for Innovation – and were highly commended for their work on minimising energy use and environmental impact. They’re great to work with, their quality control process and attention to detail is exceptional (as those of you with UK Pis have been happy to tell us), and we can’t think of anyone who deserves those awards more.
As well as announcing that they have made 1 million Raspberry PI devices in the UK, they also announced that they have sold a total of 1.75 million Raspberry PI devices to date.
To celebrate the one millionth Raspberry PI in the UK, Sony made a gold plated version of the device for the Raspberry PI foundation to keep.