Flexiform, a UK designer and manufacturer of office furniture is increasing its production capacity by 40% and will improve productivity by a quarter with the help of experts from the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC).
As a result, the company, which has been manufacturing office furniture in the UK for more than 40 years, will be able to satisfy its fast-growing order book without the need for a significant and costly expansion to its manufacturing facility.
An SME team from the MTC’s Manufacturing Support Services operations, based in Coventry and Liverpool, worked with managers and operators from Flexiform, helping them develop a plan which increases capacity by 40%, with an additional surge capacity of 20%, without increasing site footprint. Furthermore, the multi-million pound investment, together with changes in working practices, will help increase productivity by 25%, with a significant reduction in operational lead time.
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