Duke of Kent visits Pektron

Posted on 8 Mar 2013 by The Manufacturer

Electronics manufacturer Pektron, welcomed HRH The Duke of Kent yesterday who visited in order to congratulate the firm on its significant recent growth and export achievements.

The Duke of Kent unveiled a plaque to commemorate his visit and toured the manufacturing facilities at Pektron’s Derby facilities yesterday.

His tour followed the announcement in May that Pektron, a rapidly growing business, is investing around £1.5 million in its Derby Centre of Excellence for the advance of surface mount manufacturing methods and technologies.

The Royal visit also fell as Pektron approaches its 50th anniversary celebrations.

Pektron exports 48% of its high tech electronics products and senior executives at the company said the royal visit was a welcome recognition of their commitment to UK manufacturing and the local economy.

John Potts, sales director at Pektron said “Since the announcement [of the Royal visit] was made, there has been an immense level of excitement and anticipation throughout our business about the opportunity to showcase our record achievements.”

Potts added “With exports increasing year-on-year, plus record growth, not only was the Royal visit

history in the making for Pektron, it was also one which will be cherished by all our employees for many years to come”.