Huw Irranca-Davies, Member of the Senedd for Ogmore joined with Vaughan Gething, Minister for the Economy at Clenergy EV and Sony Pencoed, two companies who are leading the way for Wales in different ways.
Clenergy EV is a fast-growing company with potential to help us power our way to a more sustainable future with electric vehicles. Their software allows clients to monitor electric-charge points remotely and make it easier to charge as you travel around Wales and the UK – and the world! An easy-to-use mobile app is available in multiple languages, including Welsh. The company already covers 2557 charge points allowing vehicles to travel 5,724,132 miles.
The visit also included a chance to see the latest from the UK and world-leading Sony Pencoed team, including the production of the iconic Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi is a series of low cost, credit-card sized single-board computers that plug into a computer monitor or TV, enabling people of all ages to explore computing and provides the ability to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python. Sony first began manufacturing the Raspberry Pi in 2012, and as of today, Sony manufacture a Raspberry Pi board every 3.14 (π) seconds!
Speaking after the visit, Huw Irranca-Davies MS said ” Clenergy EV and Sony prove that Bridgend is an ideal place to grow dynamic businesses which can become UK and global leaders, including in sectors which help us decarbonise and fight global-warming. The Minister has seen first-hand how these local companies and many more are building a powerful reputation for Team Wales, as well as boosting the economy and delivering quality jobs for local people.”
- Sony TEC is one of only two repair centers which are part of the Sony brand in Europe. This provides services to customers in sectors such as Broadcast, Media Production, Entertainment, Security, Medical, Aerospace, Education, Automotive, Technology industries), Consumer Products Service and Repairs (including all Audio products, the Sony Alpha Camera range, and more). Likewise, the Sony TEC offers a Health Check Service for professional product customers and Engineering and Technical support on location. Meanwhile, Sony TEC offer second-hand professional broadcast equipment which has been refurbished.
- The Sony UK TEC has developed a reputation for manufacturing excellence, which has been recognised through the receipt of four Queen’s Awards for Export, as well as the Queen’s Award for the Environment. Also, the Sony UK TEC is a previous winner of the British Quality Award and recently crowned Britain’s best factory at the 2013 Best Factory Awards (BFA). As well as winning the prestigious accolade of BFA Factory of the Year, Sony UK TEC has also won the Best Electronics & Electrical Plant Award and the Innovation Award.
- For further information on the services Clenergy EV provide please visit: https://www.clenergy-ev.com/.
- For further information on Sony UK Technology Centre: https://www.sonypencoed.co.uk/.