RVL, an electronics company based in Matfield, Kent, was delighted to welcome the MP for Tunbridge Wells, The Right Hon Greg Clark, to visit its premises on Friday 10th February.
Peter Smith, RVL’s operations director, gave Mr Clark a tour of the secure manufacturing facility as well as the electronic design and software development labs, where Mr Clark spoke at length to various team members about the innovative projects they are working on.
Mr Clark, who is also the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, watched a practical demonstration of the assembly of PCBs using the company’s Pick and Place machine and Heller Reflow oven.
Greg Clark MP commented: “I hugely enjoyed visiting RVL, meeting the team and celebrating the firm’s 25th anniversary. The creativity and expertise that RVL boasts in electronic design and manufacturing was fascinating to see in action. It is no wonder the firm is going from strength to strength and exporting all over the world.’
Peter Smith added: “It was great to have the opportunity to show our local MP, whose ministerial portfolio covers our industry, the latest in electronic design technology and manufacturing taking place in a rural corner of his own constituency. We also took the chance to talk to him about some of the issues facing us as exporters, and in recruiting the necessary highly-skilled staff. He was very interested and asked us to keep in touch, which we will certainly do.”
RVL was established in 1992, and is proud to be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion Mr Clark cut a cake, watched by some of the company’s 20 employees. RVL has also launched a new website this week.