Flann Microwave to Expand its Workforce by 10 Percent

Riding on its current growing order capacity and future growth plans, leading microwave engineering company, Flann Microwave has decided to increase its workforce in Bodmin, England by 10 per cent. With a current team of 60, Flann has grown over six decades to secure a global reputation and market leading position in the design and manufacture of precision microwave communications equipment for radars, wireless infrastructure and satellite links.

The positive start to 2018 and a strong pipeline of future orders from customers around the world has led Flann to begin to add to their team at all levels of the business – from specialist microwave engineers to skilled machinists, operators and assemblers. The aim is to have a further six employees in the business by spring. The company has a strategy in place to build on this and to continue to grow the business and are delighted to be in a position to increase the size of the team and to contribute to the wider economic success of Cornwall’s and the UK’s manufacturing base.

With its roots in the development of radar during the Second World War, microwave and wave guide technology forms the backbone of the digital communications network and is a vital part of the infrastructure of modern day life. Flann’s innovations have been pivotal in the development of mobile telephone networks, from the very inception of the technology through to the huge growth in mobile use over the last two decades and right up to ongoing research into the next generation 5G communications.

Flann also makes critical components and test equipment for waveguide-based applications as diverse as national air traffic control and airport security systems, traffic light radar sensors, collision avoidance technology for cars and secure communications networks. The company serves customers in the telecoms, government, automotive, aerospace, defence and research sectors, exporting more than 80 per cent of production. They has also worked with UK and overseas government agencies to write many of the standards used in the industry today.