Lincad, a leader in the design and manufacture of bespoke batteries, chargers and power management systems, has been shortlisted in the Supply Chain category for the Made in the South East Awards 2017. The region’s premier awards for the manufacturing sector, they are designed to recognise and reward manufacturing companies based in the South East that have demonstrated success in innovation, product development and growth in either domestic or overseas markets.
In particular, the Supply Chain award, introduced for the first time this year, is for the company deemed by the judges to have demonstrated the greatest positive impact on the primes, working closely with OEM partners in the supply chain and fully embracing the process from procurement to delivery.
The winners in each of eight categories, selected by a panel of expert judges, will be announced at the Made in the South East Awards Dinner 2017 which is being held at the Hilton London Gatwick Airport on Thursday 23rd November. In addition to receiving their award on the night, the winners will also be automatically shortlisted for the national awards final, Made in the UK 2018.
Well-established at the forefront of lithium-ion battery technology and design, Lincad has seen a consistent increase in orders in recent years and, to accommodate this growth, recently expanded its headquarters to increase its manufacturing capability and strengthen its repair and servicing provision.
The company’s main customers are the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) and the leading defence primes for whom it develops power solutions for applications ranging in size from man-portable equipment to remotely operated vehicles. In addition to defence and security markets, Lincad also works with customers in other sectors who are impressed by the company’s long-established heritage.
In order to bring the benefits of the most advanced battery technologies to its customers, the company has formed partnerships across the supply chain, working closely not only with customers but also with key suppliers, particularly the major global cell manufacturers.
Last year, Lincad celebrated its 30th anniversary and was invited to be showcased in the Parliamentary Review.