Harmonic Drive UK: celebrating a decade of success

21 July 2014

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A Staffordshire engineering business that supplies equipment used on Hollywood blockbusters, BBC documentaries and even the cameras that filmed the Fifa World Cup is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Harmonic Drive UK, which supplies bespoke transmission and actuation systems, plans to spend the next decade developing further relationships in the medical, broadcast and oil and gas sectors.

Harmonic Drive UK is a daughter company of Harmonic Drive AG, supplying component sets, units, gearboxes, planetary gears and servo actuators to a variety of industry sectors. The company also works within the aerospace, automation and defence industries, providing strainwave gears and transmission equipment.

Harmonic Drive UK celebrated its 10th anniversary by hosting a party for its staff and setting new targets for the next 10 years. The company plans to develop its presence within specific industries to achieve a high level of growth by its twentieth year in business.

Graham Mackrell, managing director of Harmonic Drive UK comments: “The last 10 years have been incredible. Not only has our team in the UK hit new targets, but we’ve also seen some exciting advancements in the motion control industry as a whole.

“During the World Cup, Harmonic Drive gearing equipment was used to control spider-cams which made it possible to see the goals on our TV screens. In addition, we’ve seen our gears go on to film high-profile BBC documentaries such as Frozen Planet, as well as Hollywood blockbusters and much more.

“The last 10 years have set a high benchmark for Harmonic Drive UK. On our 20th Anniversary, we aim to be even bigger and even better,” he concluded.

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