API Holographics ‘bucks UK manufacturing trend’
API Holographics has said it is bucking the trend of manufacturing decline in the UK with plans for further growth after announcing the £3m redevelopment of its high security site in the north west of England.
The company says that in addition to £1m being spent on new machinery and technology, the redevelopment will see the creation of an innovative design centre with stylish customer lounge and a general upgrade of the site.
“Security holographics is a highly complex technology and we need to stay at the forefront with constant innovation,” says Stephen Clarke, managing director, API Holographics. “This investment will ensure that we stay at the top of our game and can continue to provide our customers with the best possible integrated security solutions and excellent customer service. A major part of our success is due to working closely with our customers to create bespoke security solutions designed for their individual requirements. The design centre in particular is a very satisfying development because it will allow us to facilitate these relationships with our customers and improve our NPD processes to develop ever more sophisticated security solutions.”
With improvements to employee facilities and an updating of security also being carried out, the work has been split into two phases to ensure that manufacturing can continue at full capacity and customer lead times will not be effected. Phase one of the redevelopment is set to be completed in December 2012 with additional work then to be finished in 2013.