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Exhibition: Aero Auto & Southern Manufacturing And Electronics 2016
When: 9th – 11th February 2016
Where: Farnborough, UK

Hayakawa visited the Aero Auto and Southern Manufacturing Exhibition 2016 on 9th February 2016 in Farnborough.

Aero Auto, the South of England’s only dedicated exhibition that focuses specifically on the autosport and aerospace sectors. Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2016 is the UK’s largest regional manufacturing, technology, electronics and subcontracting exhibition.

Hayakawa has been manufacturing and supplying innovative wire harnessing solutions to a range of industries worldwide since 1964. Hayakawa UK specialises in the bespoke development of wiring, cable assemblies and lighting cables. We are committed to delivering cost effective solutions for the rail, automotive, domestic, lighting, renewable energy and manufacturing industries across Europe.

Representatives from Hayakawa were most interested in viewing the emerging technologies and recent advancements being presented at the shows. As the company continues to advance within its target sectors, it was valuable to see the latest solutions available to its growing customer base.

More information about these exhibitions can be found at

Hayakawa was delighted to attend the Welsh Automotive Forum’s annual black tie networking dinner on Thursday 3rd December at the Vale Hotel, Hensol.

The Welsh Automotive Forum was established in 2001 to develop a common approach to achieving sustainable continuous improvement for the automotive industry in Wales. The industry in Wales comprises of forty international component manufacturers with over a hundred companies operating within the service and supply chain. As members of the Welsh Automotive Forum, Hayakwa enjoyed the opportunity to meet with others operating within the network.

Assembly Member Ken Skates attended the evening and Professor Garel Rhyl CBE delivered his State Of The Nation speech. The winners of the EESW Student of the Year Award were also announced, which involved all sixth form students from across Wales who participated in the EESW scheme last year. Hayakawa was pleased to congratulate all who were successful.

A report published by The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) signals the significant growth and technical advancement of the automotive industry in the UK by 2025 and beyond, which will see the creation of an estimated 28,000 new jobs within the industry’s supply chain.

With a projected move towards the use of autonomous technology, the UK automotive industry is set to create substantial opportunities for British component manufacturers. Hayakawa, a leading manufacturer of wire harness and cabling solutions for the automotive industry, is already implementing a number of initiatives that will meet this potential increase in demand. With new technologies emerging over the next five to ten years, manufacturing requirements are being reviewed to ensure the company can respond proactivity with innovative solutions that meet the needs of the industry’s latest technological advancements.

Having undergone a challenging recovery post recession, the automotive industry is set to strengthen its economic position significantly over the next ten years. With greater opportunities emerging for the entire supply chain, Hayakawa’s UK-based manufacturing facility is well placed to respond to the industry’s changing needs.

A full copy of The Future of UK Automotive Manufacturing in 2025 and beyond can be found here.

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As a member of the Wales Quality Centre, Hayakawa demonstrates its unwavering commitment to business excellence, operating in accordance with best practices and contributing positively to the growth of the Welsh and UK economies.

The Wales Quality Centre, a non-funded not-for-profit organisation, celebrates innovation and quality. It encourages excellence in every sector of the Welsh economy. Its mission is to support organisations in Wales reach their full potential and achieve a viable and sustainable future through training, mentoring and support.


Hayakawa, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of wire harness and cabling solutions, has welcomed a new electrical engineering apprentice to its highly skilled and expanding workforce.

Michael Markham, a BTEC student at Coleg Cambria in Wrexham, has joined the company’s apprenticeship scheme, which will run for the next three years. The programme combines vocational learning with advanced technical training, which will result in Michael gaining his diploma in Electrical Engineering.

Throughout the apprenticeship scheme, Michael will follow a rotational programme, which will give him a rounded understanding of all aspects of Hayakawa’s operational practices. He will acquire beneficial skills and experience in production, warehousing, customer services and purchasing. He will also become a valuable member of the company’s research and development team.

Michael has already amassed significant experience in engineering despite being only 17 years old. He has acquired a number of engineering qualifications, including enhanced engineering, engineering principles and engineering technology. He has combined his passion for engineering and his love of remodelling and racing RC Cars to become a pro RC racer in the UK’s under 18s division.

Commenting on Michael’s appointment, managing director Phill Harry, said: “We interviewed a number of candidates for this exciting opportunity and Michael really stood out due to his proactive approach to acquiring experience in his chosen field and his obvious passion for all things engineering. We were delighted when he accepted our offer and I am personally looking forward to watching him become an integral part of our operations here at Hayakawa.”

Hayakawa is proud to welcome Michael to the team and hopes he enjoys a long and successful career with the company.


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