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Muller are pleased to announce that all four UK sites have been re-certified for a further three years following successful audits by L.R.Q.A. 


Staff News


In 2013 Muller were pleased to celebrate four members of staff completing 50 years’ service with the Company, there are further long service awards in 2014.
 
A supervisor has been appointed for the new Centreless Gringing section at the Redditch facility.


Apprentices and Trainees

Following the successful re-introduction of Apprentices and Trainees across the Muller Group, with two employees completing their training by August 2013, the decision has been made to continue to run the internal scheme.
 
David Dumbarton who joined Muller South Wales as an apprentice in January 2014 has achieved BTEC Level 3 in Mechanical Engineering in June 2015, another apprentice joined June 2014 and there will be another autumn 2015 with further positions becoming available across the Group later this year.


New Technology for South Wales plant


Muller are pleased to announce the purchase and successful commissioning of two new CNC Escomatic machines to support the miniature turned parts operation. 

Further investment is expected to be announced later on in the year.

 
Muller Redditch onging investment program
 
The CNC Turning section has taken delivery of a new Nakamura Tome WT150 to support growth in this section and give increased CNC Twin Spindle capacity. 
 
2014 has seen the introduction of "In house" Centreless Grinding at Muller Redditch.


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Latest news from MAN

Midlands Assembly Network creates 85 new jobs after £4.5m sales boom

A global desire for supplier rationalisation and more strategic partnerships has delivered a £4.5m sales boost to the Midlands Assembly Network (MAN).

New customers in the automotive, electronics and energy generation sectors have decided to tap into the single source solution to enjoy greater supply chain security, faster lead times and new technical innovations.

Over 85 new jobs have been created across the nine firms that make up the unique West Midlands-based collective, 20 of whom are apprentices sourced from local schools in the Black Country, Birmingham, Coventry, Stafford, Telford and Shrewsbury.

Chairman Tony Hague made the announcement on the opening day of Subcon 2015 and comes just a few months before the group celebrates its tenth birthday.

“There has definitely been a move from the OEMs and tier 1s to trim down their supply chains to reduce costs and make them easier to manage. We’ve certainly benefitted from this.”

He continued: “We’ve never come across another MAN, a lot of tried but few seem to arrive on the successful formula we have. I think what makes us tick is the fact we have eight sub-contract manufactures who don’t compete in any way and are all committed to delivering world class manufacturing performance.

 “We are completely open with each other, share best practice and, now we have a dedicated design specialist, can take a product from prototype through to small, medium and high volume production.”

 The Midlands Assembly Network consists of Advanced Chemical Etching, Alucast, Barkley Plastics, Brandauer, Grove Design, Mec Com, Muller Holdings, PP Electrical Systems and SMT Developments.

 Together they employ more than 700 employers across twelve factories and turnover £70m.

 Over the last twelve months, it has invested more than £4m into an array of machinery and new technology, including a new Special Product cell, multi-axis lathe, CNC machines and a new clean room.

 “Reshoring is another big opportunity for the Midlands Assembly Network,” continued Tony, who is also Managing Director of PP Electrical Systems.

 “There is definitely a growing desire to buy British or bring production back, the latter emanating from concerns about quality, the actual ‘landing part’ price and delays in delivery.”

 He concluded: “The majority of our reshore wins have been in automotive, although we are now seeing interest coming from clients in renewables and the medical sector. ‘Made in Britain’ is alive and kicking.”

Clients can work with one, two or all nine members of the Midlands Assembly Network to meet their manufacturing requirements. This could be resourcing existing components or taking exciting new innovations and turning them into commercial reality, such as Loqski (a new ski locking device) and Pegasus AV Solutions (groundbreaking audio visual mounting system).

 MAN also boasts WMG, University of Warwick as an associate member, tapping into its R&D capabilities and facilities to develop new technologies that can be used by SMEs.

For further information, please visit Stand S422, go to www.man-group.co.uk or follow @man_group_ on twitter.


NEWS UPDATE

July 2015

Muller South Wales achieves Investors in People accreditation

ISO/TS 16949 Recertification successful...

Golden staff with 50 years of service...

Re-introduction of apprenticeships a success...

New technology for South Wales plant...

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