New investment sees Operator’s involvement

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Our latest investment of the Primera MC stitching line sees operators and management working alongside one another to find the best installation solution.

Directly involving the operating teams in decision making was adapted four years ago across the operational areas of the business. Not only does this approach make colleagues feel they are a valued part of the team but it encourages responsible decision making throughout the organisation.

Sean Barratt, Technical Support Operator explains,

“After the purchase was made the operators along with the management team discussed and evaluated the best position for the stitcher and a number of pros and cons were discussed at length. This process took around 4 months to conclude but we were mindful that wherever the machine was situated it needed to be right for the business in terms of work flow. It is important the operators are involved in deciding where the machine should go because at the end of the day it is the operators that run these machines day and night.”

Primera MC Operators Kevin Jeacock and Kim Bird both agreed that by involving everyone in the initial stages of the installation the right solution would be found quicker as everyone’s input would be taken on board.

This latest investment is part of a £10 million capital investment project that has taken place over the last 6 years. The commitment to continually investing in print technology and machinery secures our position within the UK market as a future minded company.

Over the next three years we will accelerate our Continual Improvement Program to continually improve efficiencies and modernise our working practices.