An insight into world class pressing and stamping
Twenty members of the In-Comm Training and Manufacturing Group received a unique insight into a world class presswork operation and toolroom at the end of March.
Brandauer, which is behind the recent launch of the £1m Precision Tooling Academy, threw open its doors at its Newtown factory to showcase how it produces billions of components every year for customers in 26 different countries.
The Birmingham-based firm took delegates through its facility and explained the importance of investing in the latest Yamada and Bruderer presses, new metrology equipment and wire EDM machines to achieve its competitive edge against global rivals.
Apprentices from its award-winning scheme were also on hand to push the virtues of investing in young people and what they add to the business.
Rowan Crozier said: “It was great to host a group of like-minded manufacturers and share our journey so far, a journey that has seen plenty of ups and downs.
“The feedback on the tour was excellent and we hoped we may have sparked some discussions or changes in processes at the TMG members who joined us. Continuous improvement is vital, as we clearly showed during the tour, as we were halfway through the reorganisation of our press shops to drive efficiency.”
He added: “We’ve already had one follow-up meeting with a member, so that we can arrange a reciprocal tour of their facility.”
Iwona Sobolewska, Business Development Advisor at In-Comm Training, helped organise the event.
“It is always a pleasure to spend time with TMG members and guests as they look to discover best practice in manufacturing and how they can apply it to their own factories.
“The Brandauer visit was one of the best and I know there was a lot of interesting discussions and collaborations among everyone involved.”
The next In-Comm Training & Manufacturing Group best practice tour is scheduled for Assa Abloy’s facility on September 8th.