Harwin has invested over £1million in new manufacturing equipment at its worldwide headquarters and manufacturing centre in Portsmouth, UK.

The investment includes two new Arburg electronic moulding machines which are currently being employed to ramp up production of the company’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.

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 within five years, ensuring it has a state-of-the-art production facility. 

Chairman, Damon De Laszlo, said: “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. To do that we must have the best equipment.”