Harwin Opens ?3.8m Smart Manufacturing Facility to Address Demand for Hi-Rel Connectors
October 19, 2020
The new facility is enabling the company to scale up production of its (Hi-Rel) connectors to meet market requirements.
Harwin started production in its new manufacturing facilities at the Portsmouth headquarters in the South of England. Providing an additional 1,200m² of factory floor, per the company, the new facility is enabling the company to scale up production of its (Hi-Rel) connectors to meet market requirements.
The total investment into the new facility is £3.8m; £1m of this brings in equipment, with the last few machines arriving within the next 12 months. The new equipment uses advanced Industry 4.0 technology to maximize efficiency.
The company has a policy of replacing production equipment every 5 years to keep up with the latest developments in machinery advancements, maintaining reliability and operational effectiveness. In 2016, a new build 3,000m² factory was opened, and an R&D Centre and Apprentice Training Hub was set up in 2019. This latest investment also includes a new training area to support staff with ongoing professional development, encouraging advances in skills and job flexibility as the company continues to grow.
For more information, visit: www.harwin.com