Established in 1967 Arrowsmith Engineering specialises in the machining of components for the Aerospace industry. Their facility based in Coventry includes multi access CNC machining centres with all associated finishing capabilities. Machined materials include steel, aluminium, pneumonic and machine-able plastics.
Arrowsmith have a ‘blue chip’ clientele Including Rolls Royce, Goodrich, Eaton, Pattonair and Meggitt.
In 2009 Arrowsmith acquired Exhall Grinding, and required a smooth integration of this acquisition into the Arrowsmith culture. We also identified this as the ideal time to further implement lean manufacturing principles.
The grinding company was temporarily relocated whilst a brand new facility was built. Our operations director, Glyn Jenks planned the new factory layout to ensure optimal process flows in line with ‘lean’ principles. Glyn was central to the introduction of team leaders, and the implementation of ‘lean’ principles, also he supported the introduction of a new MRP (Manufacturing Requirements Planning) system – training key personnel in the use of the system. The new company was successfully integrated and Arrowsmith continues to grow in the Aerospace market and gained the “Made in The Midlands Achievement Award” in 2010. Glyn continues to support many initiatives at Arrowsmith where the Managing Director is a keen advocate of ‘Lean’.
Smooth integration of an acquired company into the Arrowsmith culture and further implementation of Lean manufacturing principals.
Ensure optimal process flow in line with Lean principals for a new factory.
A new factory layout was designed to ensure optimal process flows in line with ‘lean’ principles. Lean manufacturing principals were further implemented throughout the company and a new MRP (Manufacturing Requirements Planning) system was introduced.
The new company was successfully integrated and Arrowsmith continues to grow in the Aerospace market and gained the “Made in The Midlands Achievement Award” in 2010.