Forsberg are proud to be one of the founding members of the Electech Innovation Cluster (ETIC).
Their purpose: To provide social and economic benefits to the local area by enabling growth of the Electech sector
The objective of the Electech Innovation Cluster is to build a reputation for our region to be identified as a centre of excellence for Electech, improving economic output and creating higher value jobs. Thus providing social and economic benefits to the local area by enabling growth of the Electech sector.
The Cluster is a business led group, uniquely placed to bridge the gap between industry, research and development, government and education. Originally formed with the aim to maximise potential and drive inclusive growth and employment of regional electronics technology SME's in the Lancaster, Morecambe and South Lakeland area, by tackling the challenges and opportunities of changing markets, skills, representation, innovation and facilities.
Electech is the enabler of all things digital and the name given to the innovative electronics and technology industry. The sector that produces the hardware and embedded software that allows products and processes to communicate and have power, enable situational awareness and be controlled, automated and to be operated safely and even autonomously. The Electech sector is integral to the future of the UK's economy, underpinning a wide range of products and solutions across virtually all industries and Forsberg are proud to work within such a significant industry sector.
Last week, Forsberg enjoyed a successful couple of days at the Defence Vehicle Dynamics (DVD) exhibition at UTAC Millbrook, Bedfordshire. The event is focused on enabling engagement between Defence industry, DE&S Delivery Teams, Army HQ staff and other Defence community users of Land Equipment, and we were invited to exhibit both MANTIS and our Fused Target Locator system on the MOD’s Soldier, Training and Special Projects (STSP) stand in addition to our own booth.
The team showcased the solution through the delivery of a remote demonstration, almost 100km away. Using FTL, combined with an MPU5 radio and its cloud relay functionality, a secure connection was established between an FTL system at the remote location and an End User Device at DVD over a 4G network. This enabled the FTL system to be controlled fully remotely over a large distance through a live video feed and observed from the MOD STSP stand.
MANTIS and the FTL System generated lots of interest on the STSP stand and, amongst a wealth of visitors, we welcomed the Minister of State for Defence Procurement, Jeremy Quinn MP, to the demonstration area. On the Forsberg stand, we were delighted to host Major General James Bowder from Army Futures. This new Directorate in Army Headquarters serves as the Army’s engine for research, experimentation and innovation and we welcomed the opportunity to discuss our company, situational awareness capabilities and GAJT Anti-Jam technology.
Overall, it was a fantastic couple of days and we welcomed the opportunity to liaise with partners, government and military personnel in demonstrating and showcasing our current and future capabilities.
Forsberg are delighted to have been awarded the Silver accreditation by Investors in People.
This accreditation demonstrates that we are continuing our success in building a strong culture with a foundation of talent, motivation, and leadership. This is a great achievement for all of us, we would like to recognise all the Forsberg team for their contribution and dedication to our journey of continuous improvement.
As an SME, Forsberg understand the importance of employees to the success of the business. We’re committed to supporting and developing our people, aiming to create an environment to support our employees with a strong emphasis on wellbeing, employee connection and engagement. We believe that these foundations contribute to organisational stability and success.
Commenting on the award, Managing Director Chris Mayne, said: “I’m delighted that the team is receiving this recognition due to the hard work and effort applied by all to build a positive culture within the company. The award provides a further step in our journey through upskilling and investment in our team; supporting our future growth”.
Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate Forsberg. Silver accreditation on We invest in people is a remarkable effort for any organisation, and places Forsberg in fine company with a host of organisations that understand the value of people.”
Investors in People are a community interest company, their purpose is to make work better and have been doing so for over 30 years and making work better for over 15,000 organisations across 75 countries. They believe that the success of an organisation begins and ends with people. Making work better for everyone, builds a stronger, healthier, and happier society, an ethos that Forsberg strongly supports.