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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.”

ESTnet Awards 2016
When: 2nd March 2016
Where: Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Hayakawa is delighted to be attending this year’s ESTnet Awards, which will be held at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay. Managing Director, Phill Harry, will be in attendance alongside the company’s Purchasing Assistant, Owen Woolrich and Marketing Manager, Stuart Blackburn.

ESTnet is a network of organisations operating across the technology sector. Its members design, develop, manufacture or integrate electronic and software technologies. As a previous winner of a prestigious ESTnet Award, Hayakawa is looking forward to supporting nominees at this year’s event.


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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