20 years ago, Andy Fitzer made the decision to boost his career progression. The former apprentice electronics engineer and sales manager had a vision of what an electronics components company could be – and he set out to achieve it with Hitaltech.
Over the following years, Hitaltech built a reputation for personal, tailored service and real expertise in the connecting technologies and enclosures sector. The business added staff, serving a broadening market that now includes the automotive, industrial control, building automation and energy metering markets. Customers across the industry have come to know and respect the Hitaltech brand. Turnover has risen consistently and is expected to continue rising steadily. Recently, a 60 per cent increase in warehouse space enables the business to expand as it enters its third decade.
As if to prove that Hitaltech has no intention of resting on its laurels, MD Andy has recently graduated from Lancaster University with an MBA. Going back to school was, he says, the hardest thing he’s ever done. His thesis, appropriately enough, was on the importance of strategic vision.
‘I’m hugely proud of what we’ve achieved in 20 years,’ said Andy. ‘We’ve created something our customers really value, and something that continues to grow. I think our experience shows that if you have the passion, dedication and vision – and the support of some terrific people – you can achieve anything.’