Member of Parliament Mr George Howarth, witnesses the 5,000th line of MPE HEMP protection
On Friday 15th February 2013 the Member of Parliament for Knowsley, Mr George Howarth, visited MPE Limited. He was welcomed for a tour of the 40,000 sq ft engineering, production and test facilities by David Seabury – Managing Director, Jan Nalborczyk – Technical Director and Paul Currie – Sales and Marketing Director.
In discussing the future opportunities and challenges faced by MPE as an SME exporting over 50% of its turnover, Mr Howarth was fascinated by the wide spectrum of MPE products he saw at various stages of the manufacturing process. Among those products, he was delighted to label the 5,000th line of High-Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) protection manufactured by MPE prior to its dispatch that day to a customer overseas.
Mr Howarth acknowledged that British engineering companies such as MPE need to be increasingly proactive and versatile to satisfy the ever-changing needs of the global defence market, whilst providing vital links in our own Ministry of Defence’s supply chain.
David Seabury later summed up the visit: “This was an important opportunity to show George Howarth our facility and the work that MPE continues to perform, particularly for the UK Ministry of Defence. It is very reassuring, too, that our Member of Parliament is taking such a keen interest in the challenges faced by manufacturing businesses and employers here in Knowsley.”
Pictured above and below are (l to r) Mr George Howarth MP & David Seabury MD MPE