LED drivers and controls supplier Harvard opens US warehouse facility

Feb. 14, 2014
Date Announced: 14 Feb 2014 Harvard Engineering, world leader in the design, development and manufacture of LED drivers and control products for the lighting industry, is pleased to announce it has invested in a new warehouse facility in the USA.The new warehouse, located in New Jersey, will allow Harvard to provide not only market leading delivery timescales across North America, but increased product stock levels across its full range of LED Drivers, LED Light Engines and control systems. Additionally, local buffer stock will be held to support strategic customers who require just-in-time delivery.The new location was chosen because Harvard has a substantial customer base in the area, it is in close proximity to major seaports and airports, and is a major gateway to and from the UK. The new warehouse will allow Harvard to deliver stock items by ground delivery in around five working days across the whole of North America.Antony Corrie, Vice President at Harvard Engineering Americas, commented, “We decided to invest in a local warehouse because our customers need flexibility. Our customer’s cash-flow is better invested in developing key products, rather than being tied up in excessive inventory levels due to poor industry lead-times. Our standard manufacturing lead-times are half as long as most of our competitors, but our industry is moving so quickly that waiting the lead-time to receive the product reduces our customer’s ability to develop their own products and grow. Having a warehouse in the US will strengthen our position to provide our customers with the products they want, when they want them. We are committed to providing customers with the best service possible and our warehouse will allow us to do this.”The new warehouse will be fully operational by the end of February 2014. All Harvard’s products are manufactured in the UK.About Harvard Engineering:Established in 1993, Harvard has grown to be a leading player in the LED lighting and wireless street lighting industries. Harvard’s innovative range of products includes the CoolLED range of switchable drivers and LeafNut, the revolutionary wireless remote monitoring system for street lighting.Awards:2013 - Winner of Lux Magazine’s Controls Innovation of the Year 20132012 - Winner of the Judges’ Choice Award at the Mail on Sunday’s Made in Britain Awards2012 - Winner of Lux Magazine’s Manufacturer of the Year Award2012 - Shortlisted for the 3i International Growth Awards at the National Business Awards2012 - Selected as a UK National Finalist for the European Business Awards 12/132011 - Winner of the Orange Innovation Award at the National Business Awards2011 - Winner of the Innovation award at the Wakefield Express Business Awards2011 - Winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, within the Innovation category

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