When Dan Williams joined the Fairburn team in October 2014, he was already a huge car enthusiast. After a period working alongside more senior engineers in the team to gain experience, it was clear that he would be a natural fit to deliver our support to the Honda factory in Swindon.
Honda was the first really big client for Fairburn Heating Solutions, back in 2005 and helped establish the business. It was therefore a sad day when on 30th July this year the last car rolled off the production line. At its peak, the factory made 680 cars per day, with a total output of 3.7 million vehicles since it opened in 1985, with the best known car, the Civic exported across Europe.
Fortunately for Dan, this isn’t the end of his automotive experience with Fairburn. He now makes regular trips to the Rolls Royce plant at Goodwood, on the outskirts of Chichester in West Sussex.
Dan commented “It’s great to be able to combine my work with my passion for all things automotive and feel like I’m playing my small part in keeping car manufacturing alive in the UK.”