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Hitec Sees 25 Years in British Manufacturing

Hitec Sees 25 Years in British Manufacturing

2018 sees Hitec celebrating 25 years in business. Proudly supporting the British manufacturing industry with sub contract services. During this time our customers have returned to us repeatedly with 70% of those using Hitec as a single supplier. Throughout its 25 years of business Hitec has adapted to the changing needs of it customers and can accommodate a 1 off prototype through to full production of 1000 plus pieces. Looking to the future, John Stevenson, Managing Director of Hitec commented: “Our consistency of high quality product combined with continuity of top quality customer service has placed us in good stead to reach this 25 year milestone. We look forward to the future for Hitec, with a view to significantly increasing direct export to Europe and the rest of the world, whilst continuing to support and increase manufacturing within the UK”

1993 – 2018 Fast Approaching 100,000 Route Cards!

Hitec was set up in 1993 to provide high quality, finished & part finished parts for customers sheet metal requirements. The company started out with 3 members of staff and today employs 25. As the business grew so did the premises going from 1 site to 2 and eventually occupying approx. 35,000sq feet of purpose-built manufacturing facility. Hitec Sheet Metal quickly expanded its capabilities in the early years, acquiring Laser Profiling equipment and CNC Milling & Turning Centres. 25 years later, Hitec is approaching approximately the production of its 100,000th route card, with business strong and quality manufacturing and high levels of customer service still at the forefront of its work.

A Variety of Work

25 years is a long time in business and naturally the sectors we serve have varied greatly, with the majority of our customers returning to us for repeat work. We have supplied customers throughout the automotive, professional audio visual, medical, testing & scientific, heating & ventilation to name only a few. Hitec has also supported the arts & culture industry, in recent years manufacturing a high profile project locally, which now stands proud in Newmarket High Street. The work was designed by local Cambridge based artist & sculpture Harry Gray. The Bill Tutte Memorial was commissioned to commemorate the work of Second World War Codebreaker, William Tutte, who was born in Newmarket. This is a permanent piece which stands in Newmarket High Street in Suffolk. Hitec manufactured the six brushed stainless steel panels, which are approximately 7ft tall and perforated to resemble punch paper and when viewed from a distance form the image of Bill Tutte. The work for Hitec involved Laser Cutting, Folding & Welding on a large scale.