Harwin, manufacturer of hi-rel connectors and SMT PCB hardware, has invested more than £1m in new manufacturing equipment at its worldwide headquarters and manufacturing centre in Portsmouth, UK. The company has a policy of replacing all plants within five years, ensuring it has a state-of-the-art production facility.
The investment includes two new Arburg electronic moulding 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 new investment is on top of a new £350,000 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.