Andover based foundry MRT Castings has launched an ambitious strategy to double its production capacity over the next three years.
The die casting specialists – who offer complete end-to-end manufacturing solutions – are experiencing significant growth in their key niche markets.
MRT is growing the workforce at its manufacturing facility in Andover, Hampshire to cater for new projects in the medical electronics, aerospace and defence sectors.
The company has also been investing in new capital equipment, as well as two high speed maching centres in December with further growth in production planned by evolving the world class manufacturing practices already in action at the company.
Managing Director Phil Rawnson has just returned from a fact-finding mission to Japan to study the latest techniques and see how lean manufacturing is applied in some of the most productive manufacturing facilities in the world.
He intends to “accelerate MRT’s lean journey” after touring production plants in Tokyo and Kyoto.
“Lean manufacturing has been a part of MRT’s processes for many years” he said.
“My trip to Japan has provided an amazing insight into how the Japanese operate their leading production sites to world class standards by empowering staff, investing in technology and creating a culture of continuous improvement.”
“Successful improvement activities are about taking those common sense ideas from every level of the team and developing them to add value throughout the business” he added.
MRT Castings provides its customers with full turnkey manufacturing solutions including design, tooling, painting and plating.
The company can also assemble, store and ship customers’ products directly to their clients – a complete and seamless outsourced service.
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