Interlink Electronics announces new engineering centre in Scotland
Global sensor solutions provider Interlink Electronics Inc. (Irvine, California), a trusted technology partner in the rapidly advancing world of human-machine interface (HMI) devices, force sensors, and related cutting-edge technologies, plans to establish an advanced engineering team in Scotland, a vital step in further extending the company's European presence and customer base.
The new group will be based out of an innovation hub near the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. Initially, the multidisciplinary team will consist of five engineers, with plans to add additional personnel and resources as the location ramps up operations.
To support the group, Interlink is establishing a new UK-based entity — Interlink Electronics Limited — with the assistance of Scottish Enterprise, the country's national economic development agency. Professor Graham Wren, Interlink's strategic technical advisor, also serves as the University of Strathclyde's director of major projects and special advisor to the principal and vice-chancellor, which will help provide the company with access to local talent and business opportunities.
"The establishment of our new Scottish footprint is a crucial step in capitalising on the hot European market — one of our fastest growing sources of new business," said Steven N. Bronson, chairman, president, and CEO of Interlink Electronics. "Our expanding presence across the pond will also give us access to a fresh pool of engineering talent, not only from Scotland but all over the UK."
Interlink's new European operations epitomise its ongoing commitment to strategic growth around the globe. In just the last year, the company opened a new world-class R&D centre and advanced materials science lab in Camarillo, California, as well as its new corporate headquarters in Irvine, California. These upgraded physical footprints — along with the addition of new personnel and companywide resources — provide the necessary infrastructure to pursue opportunities in new industries, offer a greater range of in-house solutions, and develop new proprietary technology.
Caption: Interlink Electronics invests in a new engineering centre in Scotland (image source: Interlink Electronics)