Linwave – which supplies up-converters, amplifiers, radar sensors and detectors for microwave and RF applications – sealed the deal that will help satisfy the sporting world’s curiosity with ball speed by supplying a US customer with bespoke gunn diodes that provide greater accuracy, flexibility and reporting options.
The company’s management welcomed the contract – won with backing from the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) – as a fitting way to mark a decade in business that has seen it grow from annual sales of £100,000 to a predicted £2m this year.
Managing director Ian Duke said, “We’ve enjoyed steady growth over the ten years and are now establishing a global reputation for providing high technology solutions to customers involved in satellite communications, military, telecoms and industrial markets.
“About 10 to 15% of our sales are exported and we’ve been able to increase our workforce to 25 highly skilled staff…this has given us the platform to really push on and attack new opportunities. In fact, we are currently in the process of moving from development and design proving activity to continuous production for a number of industry-leading products. It’s an exciting start to the next decade in business.”
Copyright Ken Hurst 2013