Sarginsons Industries has invested heavily in machinery and technology in the past year and, to ensure continuous improvement, is also constantly trains and upskills staff.

As part of that, Sarginsons enlisted the help of the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) Industry Forum to deliver a training programme with current team leaders or those with the ability to step into those roles in the coming years.

The training programme lasted nine months and has already had a considerable impact on the individuals involved in the business, improving techniques in measuring, monitoring and improving business performance.

Improvements have already been seen in productivity, material flows, reducing energy costs, reducing scrap and cleanliness & tidiness.

Explains MD Anthony Evans: “We are committed to continuous improvement and that is why we are investing in technology and our people.

“It’s vital that our clients know that we are operating to the very highest standards and that is why we enlisted the support of SMMT Industry Forum to undertake this training programme.

“It has been extremely successful already in reducing scrap, improving processes and driving up efficiencies. We will be extending the programme to include lean and Total Productive Maintenance principles.

“We would whole-heartedly recommend the services of the SMMT Industry Forum for any organisation wishing to make game-changing improvements to their manufacturing performance.”

The company has started 2018 with a new SMMT Industry Forum programme that includes executive lean awareness, 5S and visual management coaching and mentoring.