On 14 June 2019, Analog Devices, a global manufacturer of semiconductor-based technology solutions and systems, opened the doors of its new headquarters office in Hayes, London, a location which will strengthen its ability to connect customers with the best engineering talent in the UK and overseas.
By locating its new office in London, close to a fast Elizabeth Line link to the city centre, Analog Devices has made itself accessible to the capital’s huge pool of talent – not only software and hardware engineers, but also a vibrant community of entrepreneurs and start-up workers, as well as skilled staff in non-engineering disciplines.
Close to Heathrow airport, the new HQ office is also a convenient hub for the company’s domain specialists located in other Analog Devices locations such as Munich, Germany, Boston, US and Limerick, Ireland. These technology and applications experts will now more easily be able to take part in UK customer meetings hosted by Analog Devices.
The new office, which has a distinctly contemporary look in contrast to the bland aesthetic commonly adopted by many engineering companies, underpins Analog Devices’ ambitious plans for growth in the UK: it easily accommodates all the staff who previously worked at Analog Devices and legacy Linear Technology offices in Weybridge and Marlow, with a generous additional floating capacity to accommodate customer meetings, visits by field engineers, training facilities and an expanding staff headcount.
The site of the new office used to be a vinyl record factory at which discs from the likes of the Beatles and Rolling Stones were once pressed – a link to the UK’s long audio engineering heritage which is mirrored in the decoration of the new office. Mike Britchfield, Analog Devices’ European Vice President of Sales, said: ‘Our new UK office beautifully combines the past and the future – the site’s history as a record factory is appropriate given our many customers in the UK’s renowned audio equipment manufacturing industry. But we are also excited to be at the heart of London’s newest technology cluster, which gives us the opportunity to build our diverse, creative and talented workforce.’
The development of the new office and the transfer of staff from the previous Marlow and Weybridge sites has been masterminded by Alastair Boyd, Sales Director for Northern Europe and Shalini Palmer, EMEA Sales Director for Mobility. Alastair said that he was proud that Analog Devices, a global giant of the semiconductor industry, has committed to a large long-term investment in the UK’s electronics sector. Shalini said: ‘The UK is a hub of innovation and knowledge with many world-class companies in specific technology domains – the market is large, but fragmented. That means you have to have a prominent and enduring presence in the country if you are going to be successful here. This beautiful and impressive new office is a signal to the UK market that Analog Devices is in the UK for the long term and committed to providing all the technology and applications support that British customers need.’