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December 15, 2023


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Paxton unveils new Electronics Centre to boost global expansion

Technology manufacturers, Paxton, has opened a new manufacturing facility, the Paxton Electronics Centre, aimed to enhance the company’s global expansion.

IFSEC Insider was also able to take a look inside the new facilities and hear about the firm’s net zero target for next year and other green initiatives. 

The facility is based in Paxton’s UK technology park in Brighton, East Sussex. The site which is nestled between the universities of Sussex and Brighton, encompasses the company’s UK headquarters Paxton House, the Paxton Technology Centre, and their public facing product test facility Brighton EMC.

The campus is where Paxton products and systems start their development journey and route to international markets.

Adam Stroud, Paxton’s CEO, explains: “We are extremely proud of the Paxton Electronics Centre. It is a world-class manufacturing facility that will support the needs of our customers and planned rapid growth for a decade or more.”

IFSEC Insider got to take a look inside the Paxton Electronics Centre

Paxton began as a small factory in Sussex in 1985, where businessman, Tony Brotherton-Ratcliffe, invented a single door keypad reader called the TOUCHLOCK, kickstarting the firm’s electronic access control focus, which it continues, designing smart devices and video technology.

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The Centre has been designed with employee collaboration and their personal wellbeing in mind, according to Paxton, with ergonomic rest areas, collaboration spaces, a gym, and a rear sun deck that has views out to the sea in line with Brighton’s i360 viewing platform.

Stroud said: “One of Paxton’s key objectives is to be among the very best places to work. The environments provided for our employees is one way in which we can make this a reality whilst facilitating productivity and innovation.”

The company now employs over 400 people globally and provides security technology to over 64 countries, securing approximately 30,000 buildings annually with their security systems Net2, Paxton10, Entry, and PaxLock.

“Commitment to international growth”

Stroud concluded: “As a proud UK technology manufacturer, this investment confirms our commitment to international growth, local jobs, and British manufacturing.

The UKAS accredited product testing facility room at Paxton

“We continue to invent and develop forward-thinking real-world security solutions for our valued customers globally.”

The Paxton Electronics Centre has taken just under a year to transform from a warehouse to a manufacturing facility with an emphasis on developing new techniques for sustainable production. The firm also plans to be net zero by the end of 2024.

Andrew Clark, Manufacturing Engineering Manager explains: “We have invested in a new surface-mount line and installed a new wave solder line. All the new manufacturing equipment is energy efficient to the latest standards.

“Additionally, we have set aside part of the facility with a long-term vision for investigation into new efficient, sustainable and innovative manufacturing techniques.”

Watch this video to find out more about the new Paxton Electronics Centre.

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