Log in to use our free company, program and sector update tracker feature.

Front page

Harwin celebrates official opening of new manufacturing facility in UK

Harwin, the leading hi-rel connector and SMT board hardware manufacturer, has officially opened its new manufacturing centre in Portsmouth, increase floor space by 33%, which is dedicated to increased automation and R&D facilities. The new £3M, 3000m² building was opened by HRH Prince Michael of Kent; also present were David Fuller, the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Tom Floyd the High Sheriff of Hampshire and local Portsmouth MP, Penny Mordaunt, the Minister of State for the Armed Forces, plus representatives of local educational establishments and technology partners.

Speaking at the event, Damon de Laszlo, Harwin's Chairman was eager to stress the importance of the new facility within the company's business philosophy. “We are committed to high quality manufacturing in the UK”, he explained, “and that means embracing Industry 4.0 smart factory practices, investing in the latest equipment, designing products for automated assembly, and empowering and training our flexible workforce.”

He continued: “The success we have experienced in recent years meant that we had simply outgrown our existing facilities. So to meet our growth plans, we had to expand. At the same time, we are working on developing our operations using Big Data methodologies - from a customer ordering perspective as well as manufacturing data - so we expect significant productivity gains to be made along with the increase in capacity.”

Part of Harwin's company's philosophy is to keep all key manufacturing process - stamping, plating, moulding, turning, assembly and tool making - in house in order to ensure quality and support new product innovation. The company implements a strict policy of replacing its plant and equipment on a 5-year cycle, and is continually developing automated processes to remain competitive and to keep quality at the highest levels. Harwin also invests in its people and runs an approved apprenticeship scheme in partnership with local educational establishments, through which several senior members of the current management team have progressed.

Press release issued by Harwin plc Europe Global Headquarters (Europe, Africa) on July 5, 2016


 Contact details from our directory:
Harwin plc Europe Global Headquarters (Europe, Africa) Electrical & Electronic Connectors, Magnetic Shielding, Cable Assemblies


 Related directory sectors:
Electrical/Electronic Connectors

Enhanced listings:

Midland Aerospace
Manufacturer of complex 3- and 5-axis CNC machined and fabricated detail components & assemblies for the aerospace & defence market sectors.

Reduce the time spent on current projects by using ESDU – engineering data and software that have been approved and endorsed by professional institutions.

United Performance Metals
A global distributor and processor of titanium products for over 40 years, and a leading supplier to the aerospace industry.

USA Borescopes
USA Borescopes is a global supplier of world class visual inspection equipment. We are the one stop source for aviation professionals.

Oerlikon Balzers Coating AG
Oerlikon Balzers is one of the world’s leading suppliers of surface technologies

See our advertising tariff.


Monthly page limit exceeded. Please buy a subscription.

© Copyright of Airframer Limited, operated under licence by Stansted News Limited 2017. Terms & Conditions of reading.