London, UK German automotive electronics specialist, Hüco Lightronic, has opened a 22,000 sq ft manufacturing facility on the Aghanloo Industrial Estate in Limavady, Northern Ireland.
Invest Northern Ireland contributed £450,000 to the overall project cost of £1.2 million and its chairman, Professor Fabian Monds, said, “The expansion of manufacturing space and the consequent improvement to process flows will allow the company to meet the demands of a growing customer base. It also illustrates that the company recognises the need for continual improvement in order to remain competitive in the international marketplace.” Monds also belives that “there is very real potential for further investment by the parent company”.
Willie Donaghy, managing director of the company which currently employs almost 70 people, said, “Hüco Lightronic has maintained steady growth over last five years, in what have been at times challenging market conditions. This investment will ensure that that growth continues by enabling us to improve the efficiency of our manufacturing processes thus increasing profit margins, and making the company more competitive.”
The company specialises in energy-efficient electronic control equipment for lighting systems largely for the export market.