Harwin Invests $1.5 Million in State-of-the-Art Connector Manufacturing Facility
Harwin has invested more than $1.5 million recently in new manufacturing equipment at its worldwide headquarters and manufacturing center in Portsmouth, UK. The company is committed to maintaining a vertically integrated manufacturing capability, so that it can remain competitive and deliver innovative products. It also has a policy of replacing all plant equipment within five years, ensuring it has a state-of-the-art production facility.
The investment includes two new Arburg electronic molding machines, which are currently being employed to ramp up production of Harwin’s new 1.25mm-pitch high-performance Gecko connector family. Other new equipment includes EDM wire erosion, hole drilling, and die sinking machinery from AgieCharmilles, a MAST 3 wetting balancing machine, and substantial amounts of tooling. This investment is on top of a new $500,000-plus water treatment plant installed by the company last year.
“Our philosophy is that it is only by keeping all manufacturing stages under our control here in Portsmouth that we will be able to constantly innovate and deliver new, high-quality products to the market,” said Chairman Damon De Laszlo. “To do that we must have the best equipment; this demands constant reinvestment. But we can only reap the benefits offered by these leading-edge machines if we have a highly skilled and flexible workforce, which is why Harwin is also committed to training and development programs for our staff.”