Local MP Alan Mak welcomes multi-million pound investment in Havant plant

Local MP Alan Mak has welcomed a multi-million pound planned investment by hydraulics manufacturer Eaton as a vote of confidence in Havant's economy following a visit to its plant.

The New Lane based firm is planning to spend over £8million in the next three years to introduce new automated milling equipment, which will bring extra revenue and jobs to the area.

Eaton hope the new machinery will also lead to growth in new markets and increase the technical capacity of the factory. Hydraulics produced at the Havant plant are exported all over the world.

Mr Mak hailed the investment during a visit to the factory, hearing how new manufacturing techniques and equipment was making Havant one of the most competitive places to do business.

He said: “Eaton is one of Havant’s flagship brands and it is great to see further investment into the New Lane factory. Our town has long been a terrific place to do business and this long-term financial commitment to Havant by Eaton reaffirms our status as one of Britain's top manufacturing centres and export hubs. I enjoyed looking around the factory to see high quality products being made and to hear about the company’s exciting plans for the future.”

Eaton is also planning to invest in building a sophisticated new training and visitor centre in the Havant facility which will support the firm’s Power and Motion products, including the product portfolio manufactured in UK. In addition, the Havant centre will support the training of Eaton employees and partners from the Europe, Middle-East and Africa region.

Tyrone White, Plant Manager at the Havant site, said: “It was great to meet Alan and update him on work that is taking place at the Havant plant. Eaton is fully committed to our Havant facility and we are delighted to be planning such a significant investment into new machinery & technology at our site ensuring a bright & exciting future for our team.”

Picture: Alan Mak MP with Eaton Plant Manager Tyrone White at the Havant factory