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New manufacturing facilities for Tekdata supporting 20% annual business growth

15th October 2009
ES Admin
Tekdata Interconnections Ltd, a leading wiring systems specialist with some of the world's largest companies as customers and partners, today announced it will be relocating nearby to its manufacturing facilities in Stoke-on-Trent and very close to its origins. This move will help the company serve its existing and new client base from both sides of the Atlantic, and provide a better working environment to its workforce which increased by over 25% during the year 2009. The move will be complete by October 19.
Moving to its new location will cap a year during which Tekdata has bucked the recent industrial trend by growing at 20% or more a year, including enormous growth in exports. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, Tekdata was presented with the first ever ‘Company of the Year for Innovation’ award by Northern Defence Industries (NDI) in April. The company was described by David Bowles OBE, Chairman of NDI, as “an outstanding example of world-beating British engineering.” Tekdata is also a finalist for this year’s National Business Awards in the ‘Small to Medium Sized Business of the Year’ category.

The new building will be crucial in helping Tekdata deliver a wide range of products and cable assemblies to fulfil its order book. The company’s breadth of technologies and applications include aero control systems, large numbers of military communications systems, harnesses for advanced missiles, military specification IT racks, harnesses and related equipment for spacecraft, and satellite land systems. Tekdata also builds equipment for submarines and military vehicles, and it makes substantial contributions in industrial, instrumentation and energy management equipment.

Ernie Edwards, Managing Director of Tekdata Interconnections, commented: “in recent years we have solved complex design challenges and delivered on precise technical and commercial demands from our customers. Our continuous success has resulted in growth, and this growth means the time is right for Tekdata to relocate to new facilities. This move will help us continue supporting major manufacturers with a diverse range of products & technologies, and it has room to accommodate our expected future growth.”


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