Heimbach is a global supplier of products for the Paper Industry. With a legacy dating back to 1811, the company now employs 1400 people across the world. The site in Manchester is part of the forming fabrics division, supplying high-value quality-driven fabrics for use in paper manufacture. The Manchester site employs 95 people and is a centre for product development and manufacture.
Lean & Continuous Improvement
Heimbach can be defined as a make-to-order and versatile manufacturing company. There are eight weaving looms that are up to 14.6 metres wide. Each fabric made is a bespoke endless belt and filter medium which is suited to the particular paper machine it clothes.
Heimbach will share with visitors the tools and techniques that they have introduced to:
– Improve employee engagement
– Improve Quality, Delivery and Reliability
– Control quality costs
– Improve productivity
– Drive continuous improvement throughout the organisation
– Train & Develop employees
Each of these activities has been introduced whilst maintaining a focus on customer needs and demands. Their aim is to deliver right first time, consistently and every time.