Advice on diversification helps manufacturer multiply profits

East Midlands electronics manufacturer, Pektron, has signed a deal with German hydraulics firm Hydrotechnik worth around 300,000, expanding its business with advice from Andrew Ramshaw, of the Defence Diversification Agency (DDA), a branch of the MoD specialising in technology transfer consulting. New business development manager at Pektron, Marc Booth, said: The DDA has helped us find a new market in Germany by assessing our core business capabilities and matching them to client requirements.

Traditionally Pektron designed and manufactured electronic control units for the automotive industry, as well as for markets such as shower manufacturers, HVAC/boilers and agricultural equipment. Following the deal with Hydrotechnik, it will be supplying control assemblies for use in Hydrotechniks industrial fault finding, diagnostics, filtration and flow metering products.

Technology diversification manager for the DDA in East Midlands, Andrew Ramshaw, said: We aim to bring companies together, whether thats finding a new technology to solve a problem or helping a client find a manufacturer or producer. I am always looking for companies in need of assistance to improve their products or processes through technology or technical assistance.