Renishaw's assembly facility at Woodchester in Gloucestershire has been named as the UK's Best Electronics & Electrical Plant at the prestigious Best Factory Awards 2012 held recently in London.
Renishaw achieved the honour against strong competition from global brands such as Sony UK Technology Centre and Siemens MR Magnet Technology.
The award citation read, ‘Ultimately, the combination of astute supply chain management, strategic operations planning and class-leading automated technology make this stand-out OEM a worthy winner of the Best Electronics & Electrical Plant prize’.
The judges noted Renishaw's ‘unerring commitment to in-house manufacture’, which it considers essential to ensure quality and delivery, and support product development timescales. Renishaw was also recognised for its global leadership in the field of industrial measurement.
Renishaw’s Woodchester facility carries out the design, development and assembly of components for a wide range of metrology products including laser calibration devices, probe heads for coordinate measuring machines, laser tool setters for machine tools and optical encoders for precision position feedback.
Spread over 15,000m² of space and employing 348 workers in various manufacturing roles, Renishaw's Woodchester assembly plant is the largest of four assembly facilities within the Renishaw Group. Operating within an environment of high innovation, constant change and a huge range of saleable parts produced in low volumes, the facility offers full electronics production capability including PCB layout, assembly and test.
Gareth Hankins, Director of Renishaw's Group Manufacturing Services Division, who together with Woodchester Site Manager, Gui Festa collected the award attributed the honour to the quality and motivation of their employees at Woodchester.
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