Advanex are pleased to announce that 2017 sees them celebrating 80 years of precision engineering excellence.
Originally started in 1937, Advanex (formerly GE Haywood Spring Manufacturer) began producing valves for domestic, textile markets. Since then, the business has had various trading names, including Entex Springs, and has grown from a 2 man operation to a multi-site, world class manufacturer employing over 180 people in the Nottingham area.
The course of expansion has seen them occupy various sites around Nottingham now at Southwell and Glaisdale Drive, Bilborough. Advanex manufacture millions of springs and other precision metal components for industries including medical & pharmaceutical, aerospace, electronics and the automotive markets. Globally, Advanex is part of Advanex Inc., which has over 22 operations in locations such as Japan, Singapore, Thailand, China, America, Mexico, Vietnam, Europe, India and Indonesia.
The early days of the company saw the design and manufacture of valves and springs for large-scale equipment predominantly for the local textile industry. At one point they were also the largest manufacturer for floppy disk components. Advanex now manufacture millions of springs and other precision metal components for industries covering medical, pharmaceutical, aerospace, electronics and the automotive markets. Advanex have also developed the unique Kato CoilThread®, an insert that can save up to 40% installation time compared to conventional inserts.
Ian Beardsmore, Managing Director comments “We are immensely proud to be celebrating 80 years of business. Our business has evolved to become a key employer within Nottinghamshire. We are excited about the next 80 years and have ambitious growth plans for the future”.