About the visit

Alitex are pioneers in making aluminium glasshouses and over the past six decades they have designed, manufactured and constructed some of the most beautiful bespoke greenhouses and conservatories. Alitex work in partnership with world renowned organisations, such as the National Trust and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, to deliver new high quality ranges. Since relocating to the current site in 2001 the company has been transformed. Dynamic changes have been made as they embraced ‘Lean’ tools and techniques. With plans to raise throughput a further 30% over the next 3 years, continuous process improvement and development of staff are seen as crucial foundations for building on past success.

People Development and Leadership

Alitex believe our employees are one of the key distinctions of the business. To that end they are building a strong learning organisation to ensure all employees have clear development plans and they can measure the outcomes of new learning. They will focus on their approach to the development of the teams and individuals in the Operations department.

Process and Quality Improvements

With plans to grow turnover by 30% over the next 3 years, whilst increasing the bottom line profit, the business focus is on elimination of waste and improving efficiencies. Alitex will present the work being done in operations on 5S, paint line jigging, the implementation of the IT system linking the design office to the factory and a business wide Right First Time program.

Environmental Manufacturing

Alitex have always strived to reduce the carbon footprint of their business and this extends from the pre-treat process for paint, through to onsite renewable energy and the recycling of waste materials. They will explore the commercial benefits to the business of these activities and investments.

Visit in 60 seconds / Awards

Continuous Improvement ... Renewable Engergy ... Lean Manufacturing ... Right First Time ... IT Systems ... Leadership ... Reycling ... 5S ... People Issues ... Process Improvement ... Environmental Manufacturing

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Visit agenda

Arrival & refreshments
Welcome & Introduction to Alitex
People Development & Leadership
Process & Quality Improvements
Lunch & Networking
Site Tour
Environmental Manufacturing
Q & A session