HiETA open doors to new advanced technology centre
MP for Kingswood, Chris Skidmore formally opened HiETA Technologies new centre alongside key industry representatives.
The new centre has been built within BBSP’s grow-on space and will create six new jobs at the site. This investment is the next phase in HiETA’s development and demonstrates a commitment to the additive manufacturing industry, forecasted to be worth $3.5 billion by 2017.
HiETA will be one of the first companies in the UK to offer a full solution service within the additive manufacturing industry. The new centre will enable customers and partners to track progress from the initial concept through to design, analysis, manufacture and testing - all in one place.
Mike Adams, CEO of HiETA, said: “We are very proud of the progress that HiETA has made over the last four years. This is testament to the collaborative environment that we call our home, Bristol & Bath Science Park. The park’s grow on space is the perfect location for our new centre, where we have already seen some fascinating solutions come to life. We look forward to more of the same in the years to come.”
MP for Kingswood, Chris Skidmore, said: “As the local MP I am honoured to open HiETA’s new technology centre. The West of England is paving the way in science, engineering and technology and today’s opening at Bristol & Bath Science Park highlights a great example of this. High value manufacturing is a real growth sector and I will do everything I can to bolster this activity and ensure that we have the correct infrastructure to support it.”
HiETA has experienced rapid growth since its formation in 2012 and has expanded from a hot-desk at Bristol & Bath Science Park, to a 24-strong company.
Working alongside organisations including the Ministry of Defence and InnovateUK, HiETA has developed components for the automotive, defence, aerospace and clean energy sectors.
Iain Gray chairman of the steering committee at Bristol & Bath Science Park, said: “HiETA is an exemplar tenant that illustrates exactly what we are trying to achieve here at BBSP, from start-up, to successful company and market leader.
The growth and innovation within the walls of HiETA’s new centre come hand in hand with our future ambitions for the Science Park. It is an exciting time for the industry and we are delighted to see HiETA enter a new chapter.”
Bristol & Bath Science Park is a thriving business community inspiring creative thinking and driving innovation. The Park is situated within 59 acres in North Bristol and since opening in 2011, the Science Park has attracted more than 40 tenants, which have helped to create 350 jobs for the region.