Security manufacturer to create jobs and boost turnover with equipment investment

A Heywood-based manufacturer of external perimeter protection and intruder detection equipment is to boost turnover and add to its workforce after securing funding to buy new equipment
GJD Manufacturing has used a six-figure funding package from HSBC UK to invest in the Hanwha Techwin SM482Plus Surface Mount Technology (SMT) machine which will enable high-speed automation during the assembly process when manufacturing electronic products.

Having previously outsourced some of the SMT assembly to China, GJD will now be able to complete the manufacture of its products in-house, resulting in a significant decrease of the business’ carbon footprint and increasing employment opportunities.

As a result of the HSBC UK funding, GJD will hire more staff and is expecting a 5% increase of turnover over the next 48 months.

Mark Topp, operations manager at GJD, said: “Our investment in state-of-the-art SMT technology is a real gamechanger for our business. The equipment significantly decreases our carbon footprint and aligns with our wider commitment to being a responsible and sustainable manufacturer in the security industry. Thanks to the excellent support provided by HSBC UK, we’re now able to provide a reliable continuity of supply to our customers and establish ourselves as a truly ‘Made in Britain’ brand.”

Darren Martin, relationship manager at HSBC UK, said: “Having demonstrated a continuous pattern of growth over the last few years, it’s fantastic to be supporting GJD Manufacturing’s mission to improve their green credentials and integrate more efficient solutions into the business. GJD is an experienced industry leader and we look forward to seeing the business evolve as it develops innovative, high quality products for its customers.”

Stephen Kirwan, equipment finance manager at HSBC UK, provided additional support on the deal.