PP Control & Automation, Walsall
Address: Landywood Green, Cheslyn Hay, Walsall, West Midlands, WS6 7AL
PP Control & Automation has grown to become one of the world leading providers of control and automation solutions. Employing over 200 staff, the site at Walsall supplies control systems, cable harnesses and high added value solutions to many of the world’s largest and most successful machinery manufacturers.
With an unrivalled commitment to quality and lead time, the business has grown 100% over the last 6 years. The development of their workforce has been key to initiating and sustaining such substantial growth. In response, the company has founded its own in-house “Excellence School of Training” to progress both the culture and skills required in an everchanging market.
Milliken Industrial Airbags, Bury
Cherry Tree Lane, Wellington Street, Bury, BL8 2AY
MEAP is a textile manufacturing site converting man made yarns into specialised fabric for use in the highly competitive automotive Airbag market. MEAP manufacture fabric from yarns in plain and coated forms for use in the manufacture of vehicle airbag modules. They also secondary process some material into cut component parts tackles the issues and concerns of today.
MEAP have a strong history of continuous improvement from 1995. Having worked through the discipline of the JIPM TPM process they have then embraced Lean manufacturing and continue to apply Lean throughout all aspects of their enterprise including office activities, supply chain and manufacturing.
Roche Pharmaceuticals, Ireland
Address: Clarehill, Co. Clare, V95 P589, Ireland
Roche Ireland Limited is a subsidiary of the Roche Group. The facility was established in 1974 as Syntex Ireland on 36 hectares of land overlooking the Fergus River in Clarecastle, Co. Clare. In 1994 Syntex Ireland became part of the Pharmaceutical Division of the Roche Group. Currently Roche Ireland employs in excess of 130 people manufacturing active pharmaceutical ingredients. Employees come from a wide range of disciplines and include chemists, engineers, manufacturing and laboratory technicians, craft-workers, accountants and IT specialists. Roche Ireland is a manufacturing centre of excellence for the production of active pharmaceutical ingredients destined for conversion to medicines in dosage form at other Roche facilities throughout the world.