Due to its continued success in the specialist wafer prober and probe card markets, Wentworth Laboratories Ltd in Sandy, Bedfordshire, is significantly increasing its headcount this year to support a variety of different business functions.
Newly created positions span the departments of customer services, mechanical design, software development, production, probe card manufacturing and purchasing as well as sales and marketing.
General Manager, Jeremy Hope, comments:
Our rapid growth is a reflection of our continued commitment to providing market leading probing solutions and fulfilling customer requirements. Over the past few years we have heavily invested in new product development and we are now gearing up to deal with the increased interest in our solutions which we are seeing as a result.”
The key focus of the expansion is to facilitate product innovation and maintain the highest production and quality standards whilst meeting even the most specialized customer expectations. In addition, strengthening the sales and marketing team will enable the company to respond quickly to the increasing number of enquiries as well as support its global network of representatives.
To accommodate this rapid growth, Wentworth’s UK Head Office building in Sandy is currently nearing the final stages of a complete make-over. This creates new office spaces, meeting rooms, break out areas and parking spaces. Further recent investments includes a new ERP system to improve efficiency and streamline business processes.
Jeremy Hope, who has worked for Wentworth for 25 years, says:
This is a very exciting time in the history of the company and we see this as a great opportunity to strengthen our position in traditional wafer probing markets and establish ourselves in new markets.”