Hymid chosen by ModMyPi
18th May 2012
Hymid has been chosen by ModMyPi to manufacture its Raspberry Pi cases. The South West Manufacturing Advisory Service Ltd (SWMAS) was approached by Jacob Marsh (an Exeter University Civil Engineering Masters student who was seeking a manufacturing partner) and recommended Hymid for their Design for Manufacture expertise.
The company, which opened a sister company – Hymid R&D – last year, is about to go into production making cases for ModMyPi for the Raspberry Pi computer. Managing Director Tom McMurtrie, explains that Raspberry Pi computer is an ultra-low-cost credit-card sized computer which has been developed to encourage children to learn computing and programming.
“The designs have been finalised and a prototype made and we’ve just commissioned the mould tool. Production will take place in our Brixham factory. We’re very excited about being involved in this project, especially as five per cent of the profits are going to the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
We’re very pleased with the case which has been entered into the Plastic Industry Awards and we’re hoping it will encourage more children to take up computing.”
And Tom added that many clients are keen to keep manufacturing in the UK which is contributing to Hymid’s success. “We’re expanding into new markets, especially medical and electronics. We’re also looking for opportunities in offshore and renewables sectors. We’re part of a wider supply chain working with national clients and local companies.”
Hymid will be celebrating our 15th year in 2012 and we’ve seen much recent success taking on new clients and expanding into new markets. We are now on a recruitment drive and planning on moving to new, larger premises…watch this space!
Mayor of Torbay, Gordon Oliver, added: “I’m delighted Hymid is expanding and recruiting new staff. As a council we are committed to encouraging and supporting companies to deliver jobs. We will do all we can to support job creation and business growth.”