Advantex secures five-figure contract

Gateshead-based Advantex has secured a contract to supply a new package of technology, connectivity and cyber security services to a manufacturer and supplier of trade furniture.

The company has finalised the installation of new fibre optic cabling, network camera system, access control, a Cisco network and high-performance wi-fi services at the HLF Group’s new 7,000 sq ft head and design centre in Blaydon.

The five-figure contract will provide HLF Group with faster, more reliable and flexible business improvement technologies as the company invests to accommodate growth following a strong performance over the last 18 months.

The HLF Group supplies a wide range of free-standing furniture to UK customers in the private rental, care and social housing sectors as well as owners and operators of holiday parks and student accommodation.

Managing director Rachel Conroy said: “Advantex impressed with their service, knowledge and rapid grasp of our requirements as we look to expand our production capabilities and support growth. They have delivered a quality, cost-effective and robust solution that meets our current requirements and anticipated future needs.”

The HLF Group contract is the latest for Advantex, which employs 60 people and is targeting £6m turnover this year.

Scott Duncan, business development manager, added: “This is another important project for us, showcasing our expertise in quickly turning around often complex industrial projects. We are seeing strong demand for network connectivity solutions as our manufacturing clients migrate to the latest digital technologies to secure better connectivity and efficiency savings.”