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James Heal joins Made in Britain initiative

Aug '19
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James Heal, a textile testing solutions company, has joined the Made in Britain initiative. With a 1000-strong membership of manufacturers of all sizes, Made in Britain is the official collective mark for British manufacturers and is accredited to businesses that sell goods that have been manufactured or have undergone a final substantial change in Britain.

Uncommonly for a UK-based business, 80 per cent of all components for the company’s testing instruments are made in-house by their highly skilled workforce. Externally sourced components which cannot be made in-house are acquired exclusively from UK suppliers. For test materials, James Heal often source even more locally with many components coming from Yorkshire and Lancashire, according to a press release by the company.

“With nearly 150 years of manufacturing under its belt, James Heal is a name that is known around the globe for engineering excellence. International markets are a key target for us and as we export 95 per cent of everything we produce, we know that customers overseas continue to value the craftsmanship and quality of British products,” Andrew Hemingway, commercial director at James Heal said.

“Our production process is vertically integrated and manufacturing still takes place in the original Halifax mill where we have been located for nearly 60 years. One of the many benefits to this is quality control, as we can guarantee the highest standards in even the most modest components. The Made in Britain collective mark unites the British manufacturing sector and helps consumers, buyers and specifiers identify products that are produced on British soil. In an increasingly competitive world, this is crucial to our future success. By becoming part of the recognised British manufacturing community this will help further strengthen our brand internationally and domestically, united with the use of the registered and recognised collective mark,” Hemingway said.

Over the coming months, the Made in Britain icon will be incorporated into the company’s packaging and uniform, as a visual reminder of their manufacturing credentials. (GK)

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