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Security manufacturer invests in ‘gamechanging’ machine

Posted on 09 Jun 2022 and read 1011 times
Security manufacturer invests in ‘gamechanging’ machineHeywood-based GJD Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of external perimeter protection and intruder detection equipment, has secured a six-figure funding package from HSBC UK to purchase new equipment.

As a result of the funding, the company has invested in a Hanwha Techwin SM482Plus Surface Mount Technology (SMT) machine which will enable high-speed automation during the assembly process when manufacturing electronic products.

Having previously outsourced some of the SMT assembly to China, GJD will now be able to complete the manufacture of its products in-house, resulting in a significant reduction in the company’s carbon footprint and the creation of new jobs.

The new investment will result in a 5% boost to the company’s turnover over the next four years, and will provide GJD with much greater flexibility to manufacture, stock and supply its products in small batches, allowing the business to make its products more readily available to customers at short notice.

Mark Topp, GJD operations manager Mark Topp, said: “Our investment in ‘state of the art’ SMT technology is a real gamechanger for our business. The equipment significantly decreases our carbon footprint and aligns with our wider commitment to being a responsible and sustainable manufacturer in the security industry. Thanks to the excellent support provided by HSBC UK, we’re now able to provide a reliable continuity of supply to our customers and establish ourselves as a truly ‘Made in Britain’ brand.”

Darren Martin, HSBC UK relationship manager, said: “Having demonstrated a continuous pattern of growth over the last few years, it is fantastic to be supporting GJD Manufacturing’s mission to improve their green credentials and integrate more efficient solutions into the business. GJD is an experienced industry leader and we look forward to seeing the business evolve as it develops innovative, high quality products for its customers.”

With nearly 40 years’ of experience in the security industry, GJD is an award-winning UK manufacturer, designer and supplier of professional external detector equipment, LED illuminators, lighting controllers and ANPR cameras.

In 2017, the company won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade and has also achieved many other security industry awards including the BSIA’s contribution to exporting.