Manufacturing & Automotive
We understand the technical challenges facing manufacturing plants in today’s world.
Seismic innovations in technology and political threats such as Brexit have driven a new dawn in the manufacturing industry. Industry 4.0, electrification, energy efficiency and connectivity are all driving a radical pace of change in production processes and today’s businesses must adopt a new level of agility and adaptability to stay competitive.
Our proven team of engineers understand these challenges and can work with your OEM or tier-level manufacturing operation in designing and installing facility layouts and equipment. Using skills in simultaneous engineering, LEAN, factory planning, and cellular manufacturing solutions we can inject sustainability, efficiency, flexibility and quality into your production environment.
A client was cementing their place in the automotive supply chain through technological innovation and a new machine press. Our automotive engineering expert team worked on the installation of this state-of-the-art equipment.
A root-cause analysis approach to engineering project management
KPIs are the lifeblood of any manufacturing facility. Our approach to automotive factory planning is to fully understand the problem that the project should solve, translating this into meaningful success factors such as Recurring and Non-recurring Costs, hours per product, time to delivery and changeover times through accurate modelling and scenario forecasting. We know the time pressures and pace involved in this sector and it’s crucial that we deliver a sustainable system that allows flexible and agile decision-making in changing circumstances.
Our in-house spread of engineering expertise, covering mechanical, electrical, structural and process engineering, ensures that we apply best value engineering and efficiency principles to your project for permanent resolutions to any challenge.
Core factory planning services offered in the manufacturing and automotive industry.
- Manufacturing process design, development and optimisation
- Construction equipment
- Process plant manufacturing
- Site surveys
- SMART factory planning
- Site layouts and elevations
- Cost and waste reduction programmes
- Quality problem resolution
- Safety engineering
- Isometric projections and 3D modelling
- TPM best practice compliance
- Equipment relocation
- Continuous improvement engineering
- Guarding systems
- New equipment design, installation and commissioning
- Turnkey installations
- Change management
- Detailed functional specification plans
- Employee wellbeing surveys and ergonomics assessments
- Facility and factory layout planning and implementation
- Cellular & lean manufacturing design
- Simultaneous engineering
- Value analysis
- Lean, SixSigma, Kaizen
- Batch and continuous processing
- Mechanical assembly
- Tolerance stack reviews
- Dynamic simulations
- Equipment and assembly cost estimation
- Automation systems design and programming
- RAMS preparation
- CE Marking
- SIL, LOPA, DSEAR & HAZOP compliance
- Chutes, slides, rollers, conveyors
- Material flow planning
- Joint application development (JAD)
An independent approach to factory planning, from concept to construction to commissioning
Our project managers are time-served, expert engineers. Operating a multi-discipline team means we can adapt our resources in line with your project requirements and progression.
We are wholly independent and work objectively on detailed specifications before sourcing and verifying suppliers on your behalf. Our safety-first ethos gives you assurance that solutions are both compliant with the latest regulation and have the wellbeing of your employees in mind.
We believe in transparency between stakeholders from day one, involving all levels from production control to overall site management.
We offer a complete engineering project management service.
- Technical reviews
- Concept design and feasibility studies (process, production and supply chain feasibility)
- Engineering Design (FEED & Detailed)
- Construction & installation
- Commissioning, testing & verification
- Factory automation and programming
- Water distribution and treatment
- Electrical distribution
- CAPEX Project Management
- CDM Regulations 2015
- EPCMv and EPC packages
- Turnkey project management
- COGS reduction
- Debottlenecking reviews
- Environmental surveys
- Food factory design and build
- Factory refurbishment
- LEED certification
- Sustainable factory builds
- Line and equipment extensions
- Manufacturing scale-up
- Clean design solutions
This 18-month project was part of a new model line installation within the bodyshop of a well known automotive OEM. Completed on-time and on-budget it involved the design and installation of new robots and production line equipment.
Plant automation and programming from our in-house electrical engineering team
Industry 4.0 has created new possibilities in the flexibility of manufacturing plants. We are seeing the conventional assembly line and stationary conveyor system being replaced with new innovations including driverless transport systems, autonomous guided vehicles (AGVs) and robot technology to create state-of-the-art SMART factory environments.
Adaptable, digitalised automation systems are now key to any modern manufacturing facility. Our in-house programming and electrical team can design, specify, build and install factory automation solutions to bring competitive edge and ongoing flexibility to your business.
We can help in a number of manufacturing and automotive areas of engineering.
Talk to us today about support with your automotive or manufacturing project.
From full cradle-to-grave factory planning services to individual jobs, we’ll provide an independent and cost-effective solution to your problem.