- Date 16 Dec 2013
Xaar, the world’s leading supplier of industrial inkjet printheads, has been awarded ‘2013 Manufacturing Site of the Year’ for its high-tech manufacturing facility in Huntingdon by the NMI (previously National Microelectronics Institute).
Xaar’s investment and growth has resulted in further recognition: the company has also just won ‘Technology Growth Business of the Year’ at the UK Tech Awards; was named ‘Best Main Market Company’ at the recent Shares Magazine Awards; and achieved Highly Commended in the ‘Manufacturing in Action’ category of The Manufacturer Awards 2013.
Ted Wiggans, Director of Operations and Quality, said: “These awards are well-deserved credit for the magnificent performance of our manufacturing staff in Huntingdon over the last few years. Not only have they kept up with a huge increase in demand for our printheads, but they have also implemented a significant upgrade to the manufacturing environment. As a result, by July 2014 our manufacturing capacity will have expanded 15-fold in just four years.”
Xaar has also expanded at its Cambridge headquarters by leasing a third facility on the Cambridge Science Park. This increases its R&D floor space by 50% to 48,000 square feet.