Harwin, the main hi rel connector and SMT board hardware manufacturer, has broken ground on a vital new expansion at its Portsmouth headquarters and manufacturing centre. The new building will expand floor space by 33%, which will be dedicated to expanded automation and R&D facilities
Harwin’s chairman, said: “We are focused on high quality manufacturing in the UK. That implies embracing Industry 4.0 smart factory practices, investing in the latest equipment, designing products for automated assembly, and enabling and training our flexible workforce. We anticipatesignificant productivity gains will be made alongside the expansion in capacity .”
Some portion of Harwin’s company philosophy is to keep all key assembling forms – stamping, plating, shaping, turning, assembly and tool making – in house in order to ensure quality and support product innovation.
The company executes a strict policy of replacing its plant and equipment on a five-year cycle, and is constantly creating automatic procedures to stay focused and to keep quality at the most highest level. Harwin likewise runs an approved apprenticeship plan in partnership with local educational establishment.