Growth and investment go hand in hand
The success of any organisation comes from the top. At Recol Engineering Ltd based in Northampton, this is no exception. Mr Rhid Guntrip has been the Managing Director for over 30 years, and as a result of his vision they have become one of the most respected engineering companies in Europe, and are able to manufacture high quality, precision metalwork in all ferrous and non-ferrous materials.
To succeed you must invest
From cutting, through to fabrication and finishing. Recol have continually invested in the latest technology.
Mr Rhid Guntrip states
“My vision has always been to ensure total customer satisfaction”.
It is apparent from the second you walk through the door that investment is at the forefront of the company's priorities. You only have to look around to see the machinery that is used to deliver the highest quality of service to each customer.
From the fully automated Amada CNC Punching and Laser Cells to the CNC Milling and Turning centres, Recol offer a wide range of services to cater for their customers ever changing needs. Recol Engineering Ltd have expanded and diversified from being just a sheet metal manufacturing company with CNC machining capabilities, to becoming an organisation with two distinct sectors of expertise. Whilst they continue to maintain their leading position in the market of sheet metal, they are now actively becoming a preferred supplier of high end machined components. Investment radiates within the design and development department where the drawing preparation for 2D geometry manipulation takes place. Recol also use a highly efficient nesting package that enhances the Amada CNC laser and punching machines. Also available is a powerful 3D design package used for the quick development of parts, assemblies and 2D drawings. This 3D solution enables Recol to create, validate, communicate and manage your products designs. The latest Amada equipment have again been used within the precision CNC folding area and further strengthened recently with the purchase of a fully automated CNC folding cell. The company's CAD/CAM system takes their 3D product designs and generates the bending program and tool layouts automatically. The end result is reduced setup times without any compromises in quality for both new and repeat jobs.
Now comes the moment where your ideas come to life. Here, the Recol team of welders use Metal Inert Gas (MIG) and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) arc welding applications to offer quality welding to meet the highest of specifications. In the final stages, the broad range of finishing on offer can only produce the highest of quality finishes, from powder coating and stove enamelling, through to polishing, graining, bead blasting, plating and screen printing.
Then there is the product assembly team who have extensive experience across a wide range of products, covering both mechanical and electrical assembly on products such as: street furniture, machine guards, specialist lighting, moving poster displays and point-of-sale display stands. It is clear that the long experience of contract and project management gives Recol Engineerings’ customers confidence in knowing Recol is overseeing every aspect of their job, from their initial enquiry through to delivery and after sales support. Recol Engineering prides themselves on the distribution of their products and is an integral part of the Recol Engineering business. There is no doubt that they have total emphasis on quality assurance and an excellent distribution network.
Noel Lovatt, Recol Engineering Commercial Director states;
“Our mission at Recol Engineering is to continually invest in the latest machinery and computer technology. As a result, we are ensuring we maintain our quality and competitive edge that has already secured the company's place within a very competitive market”.
To invest you must succeed
All manufacturers are under pressure to produce high quality products whilst keeping costs low. As we all know this has an effect on how competitive you can remain within the market. MIETrak Pro is an all inclusive package for the manufacturing industry. The software takes each individual process of the manufacturing workflow and brings them all together as one well oiled machine. By investing in this software, you are able to ensure that everyone is “reading from the same hymn sheet”. This in itself has a positive effect throughout any company.
MIE Solutions UK Ltd is based in Worcestershire and are the leading provider of Production Control Software to the manufacturing sector. They have 25 years experience within the sheet metal, engineering and fabrication industries, and have an international presence with over 10,000 users worldwide and offices situated throughout the world.
Sam Hawkes, MIE Solutions Sales Director, worked within the manufacturing industry before embarking on co owning MIE Solutions UK Ltd with Chris Mann. This experience has given Sam a first class insight into what the manufacturers’ needs are, and her vast experience is acknowledged and valued within the industry, making the customer instantly assured that the highest quality of service, product and efficiency are top of MIE Solutions UK Ltd priorities. Chris Mann, MIE Solutions Technical Director who also co owns MIE Solutions is constantly seen developing MIETrak Pro, ensuring it is up to date and working efficiently for today’s highly, competitive market.
Mr Noel Lovatt, Commercial Director at Recol Engineering states:
“MIETrak Pro was our preferred option as it provides a complete software solution specifically developed for the engineering and manufacturing industry. The latest version will integrate and streamline Recol’s operations across all of the sales, manufacturing, engineering and accounting functions to provide maximum efficiency.
The introduction of Real Time Tracking complemented by improvements to our Cost Control, MRP, Scheduling, Reporting, Quoting, Job Costing and Inventory Control modules will provide the solid foundations to support our business expansion. MIETrak Pro has been embraced throughout the shop floor and other departments, and the staffs have become more productive within each of their areas. The excellent service and support provided by Sam, Chris and the rest of the team at MIE Solutions has been instrumental to the success of this project.”
Success with the right ERP / MRP software solution.
Once you have made the decision to invest in the latest technology to bring together your company's workflow process, then comes the question which supplier to use? There are so many to choose from in today’s market, but it really does have to come down to “What can this software do for my staff and the company?” MIETrak Pro’s unique selling point is that it includes all the modules, nothing is hidden, no extra costs, a complete product from start to finish and is backed up with its fully operational support team.
Chris Mann adds;
“The main reason that we do not supply MIETrak Pro in modular format is that we believe that the system must be aware of all the factors that can affect production in order for it to function effectively. For example, it is key that the scheduling is aware that someone is away on holiday or if a material has not been delivered yet, as this will affect production lead time”.
MIETrak Pro gives full traceability adhering to ISO and aerospace requirements, enabling you to comply with the increasingly demanding industry. The system helps to avoid unnecessary overproduction, reduces administration and allows you to give a quick and accurate response to your customer. It also records and values the actual time for manufacture, creates a history to when the part was made, on which machine and by which person and it ensures that jobs are prioritised and materials are available before set-up commences. MIETrak Pro is based on the theory of being proactive rather than reactive and presents information to you, rather than you having to search for it. It is evident from the outset that the speed of order placing and raising enquiries has been improved for all users. Material traceability and historical records are now always accessible, along with detailed reporting for supply monitoring, cost control, scheduling and stock records.
Sam Hawkes states:
“MIETrak Pro makes you more aware of the key elements vital to running a manufacturing business. It provides the grounding for the manufacturer to be able to give accurate answers to the customer quickly. When you invest in MIETrak Pro you also invest in the MIE Solutions team who are with you every step of the way from the implementation through to training and support. Any questions that need answering, any reports that need writing, MIE Solutions are always there”.
MIE Solutions Technical Director, Chris Mann concludes;
“MIETrak Pro can be moulded to your manufacturing specifics and because of this we are able to make improvements based on the experiences we have had with our customers making it a unique system. In a nutshell, MIETrak Pro will manage the entire workflow process and streamline your operations. Long gone are the labour intensive and time consuming duties. The future of first class manufacturing is here at your fingertips”.
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