Harwin Opens £3.8m Smart Manufacturing Facility to Address Demand for Hi-Rel Connectors

October 19, 2020 Tiera Oliver

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

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Tiera Oliver, edtorial intern for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits as well as newsletter updates. She also assists in news content as far as constructing and editing stories. Before interning for ECD, Tiera had recently graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.A. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university's student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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