Heimbach UK

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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.

Visit in 60 seconds / Awards

Lean Manufacturing…Continous Improvement…Culture…Employee Engagement…Visual Management…Right First Time…Rapid Changeovers…Quality…Staff Training…Productivity Improvements …Five S…Kanban…Visual Management

Visit agenda

09.30  Arrival & Welcome

10.00 Overview of Heimbach

10.30 Heimbach’s Lean & CI Journey

11.30 Gemba (Site Tour)

12.30 Lunch

13.00 CI Projects at Heimbach

13.30 Employee Engagement & Training

14.00 Question & Answer Session

15.00 Close & Depart