Barnbrook focused on 2022

Stuart Murray, left, and Tony Barnett, right, from Barnbrook Systems Ltd at the 2021 Farnborough Aerospace Consortium conference
Stuart Murray, left, and Tony Barnett, right, from Barnbrook Systems Ltd at the 2021 Farnborough Aerospace Consortium conference

A Fareham manufacturing firm is looking ahead to 2022 with positivity despite the ongoing impact of Covid.


Barnbrook Systems Ltd has kept its production lines rolling throughout the pandemic for such essential components as actuators for the activation of fire suppression systems and extinguishers.


Its managing director Tony Barnett and Stuart Murray – who works alongside engineers in Barnbrook’s design and manufacturing department – recently attended the Farnborough Aerospace Consortium’s (FAC) annual conference when sustainability and future technology was top of the agenda.


The 45-strong firm, a longstanding FAC member, remains optimistic for 2022 after weathering numerous storms during its 43-year history.


Tony said: “Covid has become a fact of life for business.
“Inflation, escalating cost pressures and supply chain issues also continue to have an impact for many yet there is a great spirit of resilience in manufacturing.


“There will be more banana skins to avoid but as a company we are cautiously optimistic about the prospects for growth in the year ahead.”
Tony, who is a longstanding FAC board member, added: “The recent FAC conference was a superb example of the positivity that exists within British aviation as we look to the future of the industry.”


Independent family firm Barnbrook Systems, which was founded in 1978, is a designer, developer and manufacturer of many types of electro-mechanical switching devices.


It supplies aviation, aerospace, defence, maritime, rail and commercial industries worldwide with clients including multi-national firms, the MOD and UK companies.


Its products include its award-winning brake controller, refuelling switches for Leonardo helicopters and relays for submarines.


Barnbrook Systems was due to attend its 13th consecutive Farnborough International Air Show in July 2020, but the event was cancelled due to Covid and will now next take place in 2022.


The latest quarterly survey – for the final quarter of 2021 – from the Make UK trade body for the manufacturing sector showed positive sentiment for business confidence, output, orders, employment and investment although down on the previous quarter.


Visit https://barnbrook.uk/ and https://www.makeuk.org/ for more details.

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