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#StandWithUkraine Frundraiser

7th March 2022

Bun Sale for Ukraine Fundraiser

Today, our staff came together to raise money for the Ukraine Humanitarian Committee. We baked and sold sweet treats, collecting an amazing £310.16! HITEK has quadrupled this amount, and with added gift aid, our donation has reached £2295. At least two million people have fled their homes to escape conflict in Ukraine. Leaving behind jobs, belongings and loved ones, they now face an uncertain future. Our donations will help to provide essential hygiene supplies, blankets, clothes and food for Ukrainian refugees and displaced families.

Exhibiting at Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2022

10th January 2022

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2022 Logo

Our first exhibition of 2022 will be Southern Manufacturing & Electronics, taking place at Farnborough International Exhibition Centre from February 8th to 10th. This is our fifth year attending the show. You’ll be able to find our Business Development Managers, Cameron Finch and Mo Khan on stand F130. We will be presenting our solutions and capabilities and explaining how we can assist you to protect your electronics with a range of EMI shielding materials, adhesives and encapsulants, thermal management materials and microwave absorbers. Southern Manufacturing & Electronics is one of the most important and popular engineering shows in the UK calendar. From modest beginnings as a regional event, it has evolved into a fully-fledged national show, with increasing influence across continental Europe and further afield.

The Forge Project

17th December 2021

The Forge Project Donation Post

Throughout this month, our staff have been bringing in donations of clothing, food and toiletries for The Forge Project. The Forge Project Day Centre is located on Cottage Beck road in Scunthorpe, and opens five mornings per week offering food and vital support services to North Lincolnshire’s homeless and roofless. It has been providing this lifeline since 1996, helping to bring positive change in the lives of people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, helping them to realise a better future. To find out how you can support The Forge this Christmas, visit their website.

Macmillan Coffee Morning 2021

24th September 2021

Bun sale with Macmillan Coffee Morning signs

We took part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning today, raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Our employees baked cakes, cookies, brownies, flapjacks, rocky road and lots more for our bun sale, with the winner of best bake winning a bundle of Macmillan prizes. With the generous donations of our staff and supported by the matched donation from our Managing Director, we have raised over £500! Since 1911, Macmillan have taken the time to understand and support people with cancer, helping them to live their lives as fully as they can. These vital donations from our coffee morning will aid them in continuing to do that.

Exhibiting at Engineering Design Show 2021

20th September 2021

Engineering Design Show 2021 Graphic

We are excited to announce that we will be returning to the Engineering Design Show in October, our first exhibition in almost two years. EDS will be taking place in the Coventry Building Society Arena on Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th October. You’ll be able to find our Business Development Managers, Cameron Finch and Mo Khan on stand 21. The Engineering Design Show is the UK’s only event entirely dedicated to engineering, electronics and embedded design. The show provides the ideal environment for design engineers to benefit from direct access to the latest products, services and innovations that HITEK can provide. We will be presenting our solutions and capabilities, and explaining how we can assist you to protect your electronics with a range of EMI shielding materials, adhesives and encapsulants, thermal management materials and microwave absorbers.

Solar Panels

2nd August 2021

Array of 104 solar panels being installed on a unit roof

Our business is passionate about the environment! We have taken steps to reduce our energy consumption, lowering our carbon emissions for our loved local community. As a business we have invested in Solar PV. This will make a huge difference to the environment, and this is just the start of our sustainable journey. To help us invest in these energy saving measures we had support from Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire. Through this we received a grant of £9.490.50 to enable us to make these fantastic changes. The £8.5 million Smart Energy programme has been part funded by the European Regional Development fund. This is enabling small to medium businesses across the Greater Lincolnshire area invest in energy saving technology.

Cupcake Day 2021

17th June 2021

Platter of Fairy Buns with Cupcake Day Flags

Today we have been fundraising for the thousands of people living with dementia and their families who rely on Alzheimer's Society for support, care and guidance. Our team have been busy baking for Cupcake Day to raise money for this great cause. With our bake sale, quizzes and games, we have managed to raise an amazing £125. Living with dementia at anytime brings challenges, but the coronavirus crisis has made daily life so much harder. With programs in place such as their lifeline support services, Alzheimer's Society ensures that no one has to face dementia alone. To read more about Cupcake Day and donate, please visit their website.

Cho-Bond 584-208 Raw Material Change

11th June 2021

Cho-Bond 584-208 Raw Material Change

Parker Chomerics are no longer able to procure a raw material that meets our viscosity requirements to manufacture Cho-Bond 208 conductive epoxy hardener. Fortunately, we have identified a new raw material, ensuring the continued production of our epoxy products which contain Cho-Bond 208. This material change will affect all the Cho-Bond 584-208 part numbers: 50-00-0584-0208 and 50-01-0584-0208. The new raw material is chemically and functionally similar to the original raw material used to make these products. Parker Chomerics has performed conformance testing on all Cho-Bond conductive epoxy systems using Cho-Bond 208 made with the new raw material and the testing results meet or exceed Parker Chomerics’ internal product specifications. However, we still recommend you qualify the new product in your applications. Parker Chomerics will begin manufacturing and shipping the Cho-Bond 208 with the new raw material starting on June 30, 2021.

Welcoming our Staff Back On-Site

17th May 2021

NHS Test and Trace Window Display

As Covid-19 restrictions begin to relax throughout the UK, we are happy to welcome our staff back to the office after working remotely for almost a year. We’re taking every measure to protect ourselves and our colleagues, such as wearing face coverings, maintaining social distancing, PVC screens separating desks and regular lateral flow tests. The impact of the pandemic on employee’s mental health has been a driving factor in the decision to return to our office. Isolation can have a detrimental effect on mental health and so returning to the office and regaining face-to-face (socially distanced) interactions with colleagues is imperative in combatting this.

Working as a team is fundamental to our workforce, which is why we are so glad to be able to reintroduce staff back in a controlled and safe way.

On Your Feet Britain 2021

29th April 2021

On Your Feet Britain Graphic

Today we are joining the nation to take a stand and improve office wellness and productivity by taking part in On Your Feet Britain. We are proud to be supporting Active Working and the Get Britain Standing campaign by finding simple ways to sit less and move more. A recent survey suggests that 45% of women and 37% of men spend less than 30 minutes a day up on their feet at work. Research suggests sedentary behaviour at the office increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and dying prematurely from cardiovascular disease. It has also been associated with obesity and weight gain, a key risk factor for coronary heart disease. That's why today we can all benefit from getting involved and moving more.