LONDON Link Microtek has expanded both the floor space and the workforce at its waveguide manufacturing facility in Basingstoke by 50 percent.
The company says booming waveguide sales in the commercial-communications and military sectors over recent months have led the company to recruit more engineering and production staff. In addition, investment has been made in new production machinery and microwave test equipment, including the latest Agilent PNA-L series 10MHz to 40GHz vector network analyser.
To accommodate this growth, Link Microtek has leased extra space and reorganised its manufacturing operations, creating a larger 'clean' area dedicated to final assembly and test.
“We are delighted with the performance of our manufacturing operation this year, and the enlargement of the facility will help LinkMicrotek's overall growth to continue at a healthy rate as the company moves towards its long-term goal of becoming the dominant supplier of RF and microwave components and subsystems in the U.K. and Ireland,” said Steve Cranstone, Link Microtek's managing director.
The manufacturing facility produces a range of waveguide hardware and associated products such as horn antennas, adapters, rotary joints, swivel joints, filters, couplers, terminations and TEM cells. In addition to its standard products, Link also has the in-house engineering expertise needed to undertake custom designs.