James Heal Made in Britain
14/08/2019

James Heal Join Made in Britain

We are pleased to announce that we have joined the prestigious Made in Britain initiative. With a 1000-strong membership including manufacturers of all sizes, making hundreds of different kinds of products, Made in Britain is the official collective mark for British manufacturers and is accredited to businesses that sell goods that have been manufactured or have undergone a final substantial change in Britain before sale. Read more about Made in Britain here.

Uncommonly for a UK-based business, 80% of all components for our testing instruments are made in-house by our highly skilled workforce. Externally sourced components which cannot be made in-house are acquired exclusively from UK suppliers. For test materials, we often source even more locally with many components coming from Yorkshire and Lancashire.

Commented Andrew Hemingway, Commercial Director at James Heal: “With nearly 150 years of manufacturing under its belt, James Heal is a name that is known around the globe for engineering excellence. International markets are a key target for us and as we export 95% of everything we produce, we know that customers overseas continue to value the craftsmanship and quality of British products.”

"Our production process is vertically integrated and manufacturing still takes place in the original Halifax mill where we have been located for nearly 60 years. One of the many benefits to this is quality control, as we can guarantee the highest standards in even the most modest components."

“The Made in Britain collective mark unites the British manufacturing sector and helps consumers, buyers and specifiers identify products that are produced on British soil. In an increasingly competitive world, this is crucial to our future success. By becoming part of the recognised British manufacturing community this will help further strengthen our brand internationally and domestically, united with the use of the registered and recognised collective mark.”

“Becoming part of Made in Britain’s fast-growing community of like-minded manufacturers from all around the UK sends a clear signal to buyers and consumers that we’re manufacturing here to the very highest standards.”

Made in Britain logo

Above, Amanda McLaren, Managing Director and Neil Pryke, Innovation Director with the Made in Britain Membership Certificate.

Over the coming months, the Made in Britain icon will be incorporated into our packaging and uniform, as a visual reminder of our manufacturing credentials. To view our Made in Britain profile, click here.

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