T.R.W. Automotive is one of the leading suppliers of active and passive safety systems in the world. Globally it employs over 60000 staff spread across 185 locations.
The Burnley operation has been manufacturing Electrical Switch products since the 1950s when it was better known in this area as Lucas Electrical.
When TRW acquired Lucas in the late 1990’s there were various consolidations of facilities which saw the Eastern Avenue plant transition to the European Centre of Excellence for manufacture of specialist Aftermarket parts for the the TRW Body Controls product range.
Recently this scope has been expanded to incorporate the design, development and manufacture of high technology man – machine interface products for Premium Brand manufacturers such as Aston Martin, McLaren and Bentley.
Today the facility employs around 170 staff across all areas including Engineering Design and Process Development.