Its generous response to the Northamptonshire #TechTogether campaign was a continuation of the efforts of HORIBA UK in giving something back to the community and encouraging young people in education.
Having long been an advocate of promoting STEM education, HORIBA UK, with headquarters on Moulton Park in Northampton, leapt at the chance to donate 19 laptops to the campaign. #TechTogether was launched in January by All Things Business, ACS and the Nene Education Trust to provide laptops and devices to children and families struggling to cope with home schooling without the equipment they needed.
The HORIBA Group operates in 27 countries and is comprised of 49 companies worldwide and provides an extensive range of instruments and systems for applications ranging from automotive R&D, process and environmental monitoring, in-vitro medical diagnostics, semi-conductor manufacturing and metrology, to a broad range of scientific R&D and QC measurements.
Since its foundation in 1945 in Kyoto, Japan, HORIBA has supported social progress with its cutting-edge technologies and engineering services and has contributed to the evolvement of science and technology and the preservation of the environment.
Stuart Knight, President of HORIBA UK, said: “We were delighted to support our local community by donating 19 laptops to the campaign and we would love to see other businesses in Northampton donate what they can to such an important cause.
“HORIBA is a world leader in providing cutting-edge instrumentation and expertise to advance innovation and research for the benefit of all. To prepare future generations we deeply believe that it is our duty to help increase the understanding of the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths in our daily lives. During these unprecedented times, we have seen that children now have changing needs; home schooling made that more obvious, so we are happy to provide them with the tools they need to work from home.
“Our corporate moto ‘Joy & Fun’ is an integral part of our corporate culture. It represents the desire to see all our employees performing work that is rewarding and allows them to lead happy and fulfilling lives. We hope that this donation will also bring some joy and fun to our local schools.
“As a company, it is important to us to support the local communities and we call on all businesses to do the same, if they can.”
Find out more about HORIBA at www.horiba.com/uk
If you have a device to donate to the #TechTogether campaign, contact All Things Business on 01604 267677 or email firstname.lastname@example.org