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A growing order book and plans for future development of the business means leading
microwave engineering company
Flann Microwave is to increase its workforce in Bodmin, Cornwall,
UK, by 10 per cent.
With a current team of 60 based in Bodmin, Flann has grown over six decades to secure
a global reputation and market leading position in the design and manufacture of precision
microwave communications equipment, for example, in radar and to allow internet and mobile
data to be carried between mobile phone masts or through satellite links.
The positive start to 2018 and a strong pipeline of future orders from customers around
the world has led Flann to begin to add to their team at all levels of the business -
from specialist microwave engineers to skilled machinists, operators and assemblers.
The aim is to have a further six employees in the business by spring.
Professor James Watts, Chief Executive of Flann Microwave, said: "We are incredibly
proud of the reputation enjoyed by Flann around the world for innovation, commitment
to engineering expertise, attention to detail and customer service. It's been the foundation
of our success to date and is driving a growing global customer base not only looking
for our standard products but increasingly to advise on very specific and bespoke design/manufacturing
"We have a strategy in place to build on this and to continue to grow the business
and we are delighted to be in a position to increase the size of the team and to contribute
to the wider economic success of Cornwall's and the UK's manufacturing base."
With its roots in the development of radar during the Second World War, microwave
and wave guide technology forms the backbone of the digital communications network and
is a vital part of the infrastructure of modern day life.
Flann's innovations have been pivotal in the development of mobile telephone networks,
from the very inception of the technology through to the huge growth in mobile use over
the last two decades and right up to ongoing research into the next generation 5G communications.
Flann also makes critical components and test equipment for waveguide-based applications
as diverse as national air traffic control and airport security systems, traffic light
radar sensors, collision avoidance technology for cars and secure communications networks.
The company serves customers in the telecoms, government, automotive, aerospace, defence
and research sectors, exporting more than 80 per cent of production. It has also worked
with UK and overseas government agencies to write many of the standards used in the industry.
About Flann Microwave
For over sixty years, Flann Microwave Ltd has been a market-leading designer and manufacturer
of Antennas, Precision Microwave Components and Test and Measurement products operating
between frequencies of 2 to 500GHz and above.
The US operation, Flann Microwave Inc was established in Boston in the 1980’s to support
the Company’s sales activities in the USA.
Flann Microwave Ltd
Dunmere Road Bodmin
Telephone: +44 (0)1208 77777
Flann Microwave, Inc.
One Boston Place
Posted February 15, 2018