The next three years, according to Convert, could see is manufacturing more than 60,000 cable harness for the car, involving two million crimp connections per year and cable the length of 2,500 football pitches.

Convert of Kent has designed a cable harness for a German automotive manufacturer’s all-electric sports car, recently completing pre-series development work.“We‘ve invested in a Artos CR11 automatic crimping wire processor especially to support this project,” said  Convert  MD Dave Lord. “This new piece of kit has doubled our capacity and complements our existing Komax Gamma 255 fully automatic crimping machine and Artos MTX-5 crimping machine.”


The harness is for a LED rear lamp unit, designed and to be made by Buckingham-based Wipac.

“We’ve worked with Convert for seven years so we knew they could deliver this project,” according to a Wipac spokesperson. “Dave and his team provided first class design and development support which has resulted in a top-class lighting solution for this electric car.”

Convert manufactures wire cables and harnesses for car head and rear lights, passenger gates at railway stations, transmission and drive-line systems, and a range of scientific equipment.

Convert’s Pandi Karuppiah Chinnadurai working on life support vessel cable assemblies for MIT


Convert’s Pandi Karuppiah Chinnadurai working on life support vessel cable assemblies for MITThere is around 70m of cable and 30 connections in each of two looms, one for the left engine and one for the right.

These go via UK drive-line firm Marine and Industrial Transmissions, and are used in vessels that serve the waters surrounding the UK and Ireland.

“A number of us at Convert are keen dinghy sailors,” said Lord. “Like every person using the water, you never know when you’ll be in a situation where you’ll need the help of a life support vessel, so to be able to work on this project was fantastic.”