Manufacturer unveils state-of-the-art lab

Textile manufacturer AW Hainsworth has unveiled its latest investment in the future of the industry – a quarter of a million-pound state-of-the-art new laboratory space.

The UKAS-accredited space includes a range of new testing instruments and advanced machinery supplied by leading manufacturers, James Heal of Halifax and Roaches International, that will enhance the Pudsey-based company’s current in-house capabilities.

The project which took six months, saw Hainsworth’s internal project engineers and maintenance team work tirelessly to build the new laboratory space alongside James Heal and Roaches International.

Hainsworth’s focus on innovation will also be explored at the upcoming afternoon seminar sponsored by Excelledia where Andrew Wright, chairman of the company and also chair of the Innovation for Leeds City Region committee will share his views on the importance of innovating for businesses.

Speaking about the development Amanda McLaren, managing director at Hainsworth hailed the laboratory opening as an investment into Hainsworth’s future.

She said: “The opening of our new testing facility is an excellent opportunity for AW Hainsworth to reinforce our technical expertise. The new laboratory will ensure AW Hainsworth are able to continue to adhere to industry quality standards, and that the business firmly remains an innovator in the field of fabric development.”

“With this new facility in place we’re better positioned than ever before to provide our customers with premium fabrics that surpass international safety standards, while also enabling ourselves to develop lab services for the future.”