Trackwise Designs acquired Stevenage Circuits Ltd, a UK-based designer and manufacturer of short flex and rigid printed circuit boards, for up to £2.5 million.
European Improved Harness Technology™ patent granted (European Patent No. 2810543).
China Improved Harness Technology™ patent granted (China Patent Number CN 104145539 B).
In July 2018 Trackwise Designs successfully listed on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM) – Trackwise Designs plc (LON:TWD).
In 2017 Trackwise Designs increased its manufacturing capabilities with a move to a modern factory and office facility in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.
US Improved Harness Technology™ patent granted (US Patent Number 9226410).
UK Improved Harness Technology™ patent granted (UK Patent Number 2498994).
In 2013 Trackwise Designs rebranded under the strapline Connecting Technology encompassing both radio frequency (antennas) and interconnect (Improved Harness Technology) operations.
Since 2010, Trackwise Designs had been developing its proprietary and innovative manufacturing process which enabled the globally unique capability of producing flexible multi layer printed circuit boards of unlimited length. Marketed as Improved Harness Technology™ (IHT) these boards still offer a lightweight replacement for conventional wire harnesses with multiple applications across the aerospace, automotive, oil and gas industries.
In 2007 Trackwise Designs formerly opened Trackwise Epitome India, a new joint venture established to provide volume manufacturing of specialist RF PCBs for Indian-located wireless infrastructure equipment manufacturers and assemblers.
In 2005, Trackwise Designs was awarded the Queen’s Award for Export, acknowledging its worldwide reputation as a reliable, innovative, forward looking company.
In 2000 the company sold its legacy business, rebranded as Trackwise Designs, and focused on becoming a specialist PCB manufacturer for the antenna market:
- Not conventional PCBs – products using printed circuit technology.
- A subcontract service, manufacturing customers’ designs.
- Key supplier to the telecoms market, principally into the mobile network infrastructure antenna market.
- Other antenna applications such as aircraft guidance radars, roadside bomb detectors, large antennas for Square Kilometre Array, and even large detector PCBs for CERN Large Hadron Collider upgrade.
In 1996 the Company was asked to produce its first antenna PCB, a nine foot long unit for an early GSM900 mobile phone base station antenna. This large format PCB capability, while not unique, was and is exceptional and remains a key differentiator.
The Company was founded as a printed circuit board (PCB) design bureau in May 1989.