THETFORD MANUFACTURING GROUP
Mission: “The Thetford Manufacturing Group draws on the rich experiences of local sector businesses in order to enhance regional productivity & development opportunities.”
THE TMG TEAM
Camvac: 4th July 2018
Centurion Safety Products, based on Burrell Way in Thetford, provided attendees with a look into their world of metalising as they acted as the host site for the Thetford Manufacturing Group, giving an insight into how they became the first business in Europe to produce food contact grade metallised OPP and PET.
They featured how they had implemented 5S to keep the shop floor clean and accessible, with a specific focus on the safety of the workforce. The materials used in metalisation are heavy, leading to safety being paramount.
The technology both old and new showed an interesting development of the process of metalising packaging for use in a number of everyday foods, such as crisps, chocolate bars and their newest innovation, wine bags.
Following the tour, talks were held to explore how to maximise business involvement in skills development, and how a business-backed initiative to share apprenticeships could benefit businesses.
Centurion Safety Products, based on Howlett Way in Thetford, opened their doors to the Thetford Manufacturing Group on October 5th, showing attendees how they have actively innovated their product over the previous 12 months.
Innovating more in those previous 12 months than the previous 5 years that came before it, Centurion gave those attending a tour of their site, showcasing their wide range of products and the factory in which they are created.
The technology on show included injection moulding machines, soldering stations and printing machines. This has allowed Centurion to greatly increase sales as they offer a mass customisation service to customers.
A discussion was held as businesses provided food for thought of how Centurion could become more productive, and build on the remarkable 12 months they have recently endured.
If you wish to find out more, or join this group, please contact the NAAME Network Coordinator at Jsharman@hethelinnovation.com