Highflying Barnbrook claims aerospace award
An innovative Hampshire firm is flying high after winning a prestigious regional manufacturing award.
Above: (left to right) Barnbrook Systems Chief Technology Officer Andrew Barnett receives the Aerospace and Defence Award from Stephen Myatt, of the South East International Trade Team, the Department for International Trade.
Fareham-based Barnbrook Systems Ltd scooped the Aerospace and Defence title at the Made in the South East Awards at the Hilton Hotel, Gatwick Airport.
The family-run firm was also a finalist in the SME Manufacturing Company of the Year (below £25m turnover) and Technology Award categories.
It claimed the honours after a bumper 2016 when demand soared for its trailblazing BlueCube remote condition monitoring technology.
It also followed a six-figure contract with aerospace and defence giant Leonardo for a BlueCube enabled Refuelling Switch to allow safer and more efficient inflight refuelling of helicopters, deemed to be an in-class world first.
Andrew Barnett, Barnbrook’s Chief Technology Officer, said: “The awards highlighted the tremendous talent, innovation and vision in British manufacturing today.
“We were delighted to win the Aerospace and Defence Award, and be a finalist in two more categories.
“It caps a very successful year for Barnbrook when we have further demonstrated the business value we can bring through our innovative approach and drive for excellence.”
Barnbrook Systems, based in Fareham Park Road, Fareham, is a designer, developer and manufacturer of electronic and electro-mechanical switching devices and systems for aerospace, defence, maritime, rail and commercial industries worldwide.
Its BlueCube and accompanying iSense software – all designed and manufactured in house – can track nearly any function on an such an asset as a helicopter in real-time to make sure it keeps running efficiently. The innovative system can be used across any sector, including marine, automotive and security and forms a key component in the Internet Of Things.