Mutech, one of the UK’s leading electronics design and manufacturing companies, has pledged its charitable support to the National Coal Mining Museum for England (NCM) based in Overton, near Wakefield. The NCM, formerly Caphouse Colliery working mine, which ceased production in 1985, preserves the heritage of coal mining in England, attracting thousands of visitors annually from the UK and overseas. Liz Orme, Development Officer for the NCM, explains: “With Mutech’s help we will continue to raise awareness of our exciting exhibitions and events as well as spread the word about the museum’s educational value for both children and adults. We are delighted that Mutech has chosen to support our work and we look forward to building a long term relationship with them in the future.”Sarah Varney, Mutech Operations Director, comments: “As part of our corporate social responsibility (CSR) we wanted to support a charity that would be relevant to our expertise in intrinsically safe mining equipment and therefore close to our hearts. In line with other sponsored museums, NCM’s funding will be reduced over the next four years, so the museum needs to attract donations, sponsorship, legacies and grants to continue to develop and expand. We are committed to helping the organisation keep the history of coal mining alive for future generations. Mutech is also looking forward to welcoming NCM personnel as guests of honour at our Christmas Open Day in December, and Mutech representatives will be visiting the museum in 2012.”Mutech designs, builds and tests ATEX and MSHA approved products for customers in mining and other hazardous areas. A member of the Association of British Mining Equipment Companies (ABMEC), Mutech has 25 years experience in electronics design and manufacture of intrinsic safety equipment for leading worldwide companies.Expert in intrinsic safety (IS) and other equipment for hazardous areas Mutech’s aim is to become a leading ‘Centre of Excellence’ particularly in life sciences. It specialises in providing bespoke solutions for demanding environments. Celebrating its silver jubilee in 2012, the company delivers a broad spectrum of electronics product development and manufacture.