Fylde automotive parts firm opens doors to visitors

Family owned, Lytham based manufacturer, Helical Technology, has unveiled its new visitor centre, with a special event and tour for members of the Northern Automotive Alliance.

Wednesday, 27th June 2018, 4:36 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th June 2018, 5:43 pm
The open day at Helical Technology's visitor centre
The open day at Helical Technology's visitor centre

Founded in 1962, Helical Technology has 250 employees across two sites in Lytham and Warton. It manufactures acoustic and EGR exhaust valves, actuators and rotators.

Exporting nearly 98 per cent of its products, across Europe, America and Asia, it supplies products to some of the largest automotive manufactures in the world.

The open day featured presentations from a range of industry leaders including Helical Technology engineering director, Charles Morris, Steve Reynolds, director, National Physical Laboratory and Paul Wingrove, sales director, MGS Technical Plastics.

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Following the presentations, attendees were given a tour of the state-of-the-art Visitor Centre, which showcases some of Helical Technology’s products, as well as detailed information on their development solutions.

Also, as part of the tour of the firm’s Warton testing facility, there was a live drive demonstration of Helical Technology’s 1012 bhp supercar, which uses the company’s evolutionary exhaust valve technology.

Charles Morris, who is also Helical Technology’s director of its mechatronics division, said: “We are delighted to have unveiled our new Visitor Centre, with an open day for members of the Northern Automotive Alliance. I’m sure our guests enjoyed the experience, as well as the insightful talks from industry leaders.

“The Visitor Centre will act as a focal point for our future events, especially for visiting clients. The well thought out design and use of space is ideal for presenting key information on Helical Technology’s heritage, future plans and giving a hands-on experience of our high-quality products.”

Carol Holden, CEO, Northern Automotive Alliance, said: “Helical Technology is another example of a world leader in the automotive industry, thriving in the North of England. I hope others in the region are inspired by the amazing work being undertaken.”