Sony’s new smart office tech to be made in Pencoed

The sensor technology behind Sony’s recently launched Nimway smart office solution is to be made in Wales over the coming years.

It’ll be produced at the Sony UK Technology Centre – which is an electronics manufacturing facility based in Pencoed – as part of the tech giant’s Seed Acceleration Program (SAP).

Established in 2014, SAP supports the Japanese company’s worldwide start-up projects and business operations. The programme was expanded into Europe two years ago.

Speaking about the contract, Sony UK TEC managing director Steve Dalton OBE said it was a privilege to be supporting the creation of this revolutionary smart office solution.

He said: “We are proud and excited to be chosen as the manufacturer for Nimway’s ground-breaking office solution. This technology has the ability to significantly enhance workplace efficiency worldwide, and we are delighted to be playing such a vital role in its creation.

“For Sony UK TEC to be selected as Nimway’s manufacturer displays confidence in our offering here in Wales, and reinforces the unparalleled skill of our talented workforce, alongside the world-renowned capabilities of our state-of-the-art manufacturing site.

“We would like to thank Sony’s Seed Acceleration Program for selecting us to work alongside Nimway, and we look forward to collaborating with Nimway to bring this innovative technology to life.”

To celebrate the landmark win, a shipping confirmation ceremony took place at the factory – bringing together executives and management from Sony’s Seed Acceleration Program Europe, Nimway and Sony UK TEC. 

Head of Nimway Lars-Gunnar Lundgren added: “We feel very optimistic about the collaboration with Sony UK TEC. The collaboration proves the strengths of Sony. We provide an end-to-end solution based on Sony’s technology and now we offer also sensors designed and manufactured by Sony in Europe. 

“We had an open RFI process to evaluate potential suppliers. From this we found that Sony UK TEC is world leading.

“We have recently signed a number of deals with major clients in Europe that proves that the Nimway solution is the most intuitive and complete solution for modern offices.

“Sony UK TEC provides a very modern manufacturing facility that ensures we can fulfil the customer demand and scale the production.”