The company AVX is based in the U.S.A. and its Coleraine plant, which was extended in 1999/2000, has been in Hillman’s Way for 40 years.

It began as an assembly plant for capacitors (electronic devices used to store electronic charges) and then moved to making them. Several million are made each day. It is a highly competitive and ever changing market. The company supplies the European Space Agency and NASA.

John’s talk was well attended by over 40 members and guests.

Speaker John Marshall, Committee members Billy Bones and Bill Wilsdon