A COMPANY celebrated its 50th anniversary with a visit from an MP.
Penny Mordaunt, Portsmouth North MP, visited Elmdene International Limited, an electronic security and fire products manufacturer, to help celebrate its 50th birthday.
Ian Moore, managing director, took Miss Mordaunt on a tour of the state-of-the-art site which serves as its corporate headquarters, and the main R&D, testing and warehousing hub, for thousands of customers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
During Miss Mordaunt’s visit she was able to speak to Elmdene’s senior management team, and other members of the company’s 100-strong workforce.
She was also briefed on the stages in the development of Elmdene’s advanced products – such as switch mode PSUs (Power Supply Units) that are typically 80 to 87 per cent efficient, helping users to reduce their carbon footprint and energy bills.
Miss Mordaunt said: ‘I was delighted to visit Elmdene in its 50th year, and even more so to discover such a thriving business.
‘Well done to all at the company for making it such a success for Portsmouth.’
Elmdene International is based at Interchange Park, in Portsmouth.
Miss Mordaunt was given a close-up look at one of the latest additions to the facility, a large walk-in anechoic and EMC test chamber.
This is an echo-free room which is used to test sound and radio waves, and is insulated from exterior noise.
Mr Moore said: ‘We are very pleased that Penny was able to visit us to show her support.
‘She was particularly impressed by the efficiency of our manufacturing and logistics facilities and, crucially, the high quality products we produce on-site.
‘With our roots remaining firmly in the area, and a commitment to best practice and a strong R&D base, we are well placed to add to the millions of power supply units, sirens, contacts and ancillaries we have supplied in the course of the last 50 years.’