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The Mayor of Himeji, Mr Toshikatsu Iwami and his wife, along with a delegation from Japan, visited Hayakawa UK as part of a Japanese tourism promotion of North Wales. They have selected the best twenty Roads in the World; one of these being “Wonder of Castles Road’’, which runs from the south of Wrexham along the North Wales coast.

Mr Takeharu Nakajima, a Welsh Government Representative based in Tokyo, was instrumental in arranging and overseeing the visit.

The Mayor is in North Wales to visit Conwy Castle as it is being twinned with the famous Himeji Castle in Japan, both of which are Unesco World Heritage Sites and on 6th July a ceremony will be held in Conwy.

The twinning of the two castles comes as a result of North Wales tourism building close links with the Japanese tourism industry. As HIUK head office is in Himeji, the Mayor wanted to include this in his visit, as along with promoting tourism, Mr Toshikatsu Iwami’s visit was also to help promote Japanese companies in North Wales.

Whilst visiting HIUK the Mayor planted a Japanese maple tree on the grounds, a tangible symbol of not only Hayakwa’s growth and prosperity, but of the flourishing relationship between North Wales and Japan’s tourism.

Manufacturing and supplying innovative wire harnessing solutions to a vast range of industries since 1964, Llay based HIUK specialises in the bespoke design and manufacture of wiring, cable assemblies and lighting cables.


Hayakawa, the reputable manufacturer and supplier of bespoke wiring, cable assemblies and lighting cables, are proud to have been awarded continued Sony Green Partner status until 2019.

Sony established the “Sony Green Partner Standards” in 2001 with the aim of encouraging suppliers to introduce Green Partner environmental management systems. This certification recognises that Hayakawa has successfully passed Sony’s rigorous environmental requirements, whilst also highlighting the company’s commitment to the environment and it’s sustainability.

The Sony Green Partner certification enables Hayakawa to be a “preferred supplier” to Sony and to other companies who seek a supplier who has achieved Green Partner status.

Calsonic Kansei – ‘Cost saving with Minimum Investment’
When: 22nd June 2016
Where: Calsonic Kansei, Llanelli

Hayakawa will be attending an Inside Welsh Industry event on 22nd June 2016 focused on cost saving with minimum investment.

Calsonic Kansei Llanelli (CKLL) is part of a global business and the site has supplied to the automotive industry for 74 years. Like many businesses, CKLL faces continuous competition from external competitors and also within the Calsonic Kansei family.

Staying competitive is a critical success factor and reducing costs is key. As a result, CKLL has created an aggressive cost saving programme that is part of its business plan and culture. CKLL will be sharing the lessons they have learned regarding cost savings with organisations operating throughout Wales.

Hayakawa New Premises

Hayakawa, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of wire harnesses, has doubled the size of its operational facility by moving to larger premises in Wrexham, North East Wales. The relocation will provide much needed space to drive ongoing growth and enable the company to rapidly respond to market demands.

Hayakawa is now taking the opportunity to implement many best practices associated with lean manufacturing. The company’s warehousing facility has more than doubled, which will greatly improve efficiencies for technicians and operators. The manufacturing and warehousing divisions will be located strategically to increase productivity and enhance collaboration throughout the workforce. The facilities for Hayakawa’s administrative division have also significantly increased.

Specialising in the design, manufacture and supply of wire harness and cabling solutions, as well as PCB assembly, Hayakawa plans to create further job opportunities to accommodate the company’s anticipated growth. A number of roles will be created by the end of 2016.

Commenting on this latest investment, managing director Phill Harry, said: “Demand for high quality wire harnesses has been increasing across a number of sectors, including commercial vehicles and UK manufacturing. Moving to larger premises enables us to respond to this demand quickly whilst supporting the needs of our expanding workforce. We are implementing a range of 5S and lean manufacturing techniques during this relocation to ensure we really maximise this opportunity to improve our operational efficiencies and deliver the best possible service to our valued customers.”

Hayakawa recently celebrated its 50th anniversary and this relocation is set to see the company enjoy continued growth and prosperity. The company’s highly experienced engineering team offers unparalleled expertise and is looking forward to working closely with clients at the new manufacturing facility.

Bus USB Charging Units

Hayakawa, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of wire and cabling solutions, has supplied the wire harnesses used in the USB charging points installed into the revolutionary and next generation bus and coach seats currently being developed by Isringhausen.

Many bus and tour operators across the UK are investing in technological advancements to meet the growing demand from customers wanting on-board power to their mobile phones and devices. On-board USB charging points and free WiFi will become more common place in UK cities, as operators to continue to upgrade their fleets.

Isringhausen has been supplying ISRI® driver seats to a vast number of vehicle manufacturers for decades. They are one of the world’s most trusted suppliers and operate the highest standards of quality and performance.

Having worked within the supply chain of the transportation sector for some years, Hayakawa was able to supply the high quality wire harnesses, designed to a specification outlined by Isringhausen. The components were developed in-house at Hayakawa’s manufacturing facility in North Wales.

Commenting on this latest development, managing director Phill Harry, said: “We have been collaborating with Isringhausen for some time and we enjoy delivering a highly responsive and reliable service for this global blue-chip organisation. Technology is advancing at a rapid pace with consumers requiring constant connectivity to their devices, and we are proud to be working as a key supply chain partner at the forefront of these exciting developments.”


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