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Burnley electronics firm celebrates 30 years in business
5:54pm Monday 12th August 2013 in News
A FAMILY-owned company specialising in the design and manufacture of electronic products has recently moved premises and is about to celebrate 30 years in business.
Acewell Electronics Ltd, started in Hapton in 1983, moving to Burnley’s Rossendale Road estate three years later.
The company designs and produces a wide range of bespoke electronic items for leading national companies from new workshops in Worsthorne.
Managing director Andrew Hodson said: “During this time, the company has always, and continues to manufacture, install and maintain burglar alarm, fire alarm and emergency lighting products as well as supplying and servicing portable fire extinguishers for clients in commercial, industrial and local authority properties, throughout the local area and beyond.
“As Acewell is SSAIB approved and vetted, and designs and works to the demanding standards laid down by BSI and many other regulating bodies we are often choosen as the preferred installer or supplier by discerning clients.”
Some of the advanced software driven items the company has produced include a special telephone handset used on board HM submarines and surface vessels; a NATO approved advanced amplifier also fitted on many fighting vessels; a pump control to lift and remove water from walk in showers; fire detection controls used in heavy plant and machinery, and buses, as well as the familiar sound that is heard on board the Virgin Pendolino trains to indicate the exit doors can be opened on arrival at a station.
Acewell has recently re-engineered the cylinders containing the fire suppression medium for use on the Eurostar. After successful trials in France these are now being fitted to all the rolling stock that travel the channel tunnel.
Mr Hodson went on to say that the company’s understanding of fire systems and controls, led to Acewell being asked by the UK’s leading installer of fire suppression systems to design and manufacture a range of controls to detect and extinguish fires in ships galleys, and in particular the hoods over deep fat fryers.
The result was a software driven control which proved to be an immediate success and is now to be found on scores of vessels of many nations.
This success led to the company designing a range of fire suppression controls for use in building of all types, industrial, commercial, leisure and public. Systems incorporating Acewell controls have been fitted in many well known restaurant groups, including, Nando’s, Jamie Oliver’s, Rick Stein’s Fish Falmouth, The Ivy in Soho London, over 100 Spirit pubs, and eateries in The Trafford Centre, London’s new Shard and Gherkin towers, as well as the kitchens of Buckingham Palace.
Recently, the company was informed that its latest design concept had been approved by the Loss Prevention Certification Board, (LPC) and is to be the standard fire detection method in many kitchen and galley suppression systems.
Andrew Hodson pointed out, that in spite of the success the companies products have had over the years, their focus remains on innovative design, combined with quality and reliability.
He went on to say that Acewell has several new software driven items at the design stage, and that the firm is well placed to continue to be successful in the years to come.
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