A matter of weeks after celebrating coming out top in the Which? boiler report, we’re popping champagne corks once again after bagging two coveted gongs in the 2013 Best Factory Awards (BFA).
Our factory, based at our Worcester headquarters, has scooped the top prize in the ‘Best Engineering Plant’ and ‘Health and Safety’ categories, also coming highly commended in the awards for ‘Innovation’ and ‘Energy and Environment’.
Judges singled us out for our factory’s strong customer focus and the introduction of a lean line assembly function, which together gives us the holistic approach to British manufacturing that we are well known for. Our innovative friction stir welding* process used to manufacture our bespoke WB7 heat exchanger meanwhile, showcased our commitment to developing a plethora of bespoke manufacturing functions geared towards premium levels of quality and efficiency.
The Awards, which are run in partnership between Works Management magazine and Cranfield School of Management, have been celebrating Britain’s outstanding manufacturing talent since 1992.
Bob, Murdoch, our manufacturing director was thrilled with the news: “It’s a real honour for us to be acknowledged with these prestigious awards amongst such an impressive line-up of organisations. Much of our success can be attributed to a strong commitment to engineering excellence and it’s a real testament to each and every one of our staff that we have been recognised in this way. Engineering excellence and health and safety are both essential facets to any manufacturing organisation, which makes these two awards all the more gratifying.
Having launched a number of new products over the past twelve months, we are delighted to have been highly commended in the Innovation category. This is an area we have invested heavily in as we look to widen our product portfolio for the benefit of UK households.”
*licenced from TWI (The Welding Institute) Cambridge
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Sue Pennington, Consumer Band Manager