25 May 2018

NAA Open Day and Visitor Centre Opening at Helical

We had a fantastic day welcoming the Northern Automotive Alliance and their members in our brand new Visitor Centre last week. 

Helical Technology Visitor Centre

The Visitor Centre is the project of Elizabeth Morris, whose tireless efforts made the dream come true and made it the perfect setting for the event.

Helical Technology Visitor Centre

The event started with Charles Morris’s welcome speech, first focusing on Helical’s history and then talking about the ‘dark inventions’ that are ahead of us in this always changing, but always inspiring, innovative industry.

Charles Morris

After Charles’s opening address, members were guided through the visitor centre to hear presentations from the department heads in front of their own exhibition stand. 

Helical Technology - Russ Gardiner, Head of Exhaust Valves Department

Divisional Head of Exhaust Valve Department, Russ Gardiner

Helical TIan Edwards, Head of Valve Rotators Department

Divisional Head of Valve Rotators Department, Ian Edwards

Chris Salmon - Head of Actuators Department

Divisional Head of Actuators Department, Chris Salmon


Members also heard presentations from Steve Reynolds of the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and Paul Wingrove, representing MGS Technical Plastics Ltd.

Helical Technology Visitor Centre

Following the presentations the group took a tour of the Warton Testing Facilitiy with our Test Centre Manager, Tony Cox and then members were impressed by the live drive by of our promotional 1012bhp Supercar with Mike Vernon in the driving seat, demonstrating Helical’s evolutionary valve technology in action.

We would like to thank NAA and all their members for attending and making our open day such a valuable and succesful event.