Stanley Engineered Fastening’s manufacturing facility in Warrington hosted members from their senior leadership team on 3rd April, following up on the exciting Industry 4.0 projects that they have undertaken and the solid working relationships with Warrington & Co. and Department for International Trade.
Stanley Engineered Fastening is a leader in global manufacturing and distributing of speciality engineered fastening technologies. Since 2012, Stanley Engineered Fastening has been part of Stanley Black & Decker, which is based out of the U.S. Their Warrington site has worked on a fantastic apprenticeship partnership with Warrington UTC in areas across the business such as IT, industrial chemistry, continuous improvement, tooling and mechanical engineering.
Marisol Bravo, Vice President, HR Global Operations at Stanley Engineered Fastening commented “We’re committed to developing and nurturing future talent and understand the importance of recruiting apprentices who can learn about the company from day one and bring new ideas.”
Former apprentice, Ryan Kenny, won a global award for his contribution to the business after developing a tailored management reporting software package, which is now used in areas across the business and Ryan has gone on to hold the position of Industry 4.0 Global Systems Analyst.
Stanley Engineered Fastening is fully embracing industry 4.0 practices, with the Warrington facility being one of plants leading the way in SMART Factory and digital excellence for the company globally.
James Ray Jr, Vice President, Global Operations, Stanley Engineered Fastening stated, “We are a leader in Industry 4.0 globally. Across our manufacturing plants we create and pioneer cutting-edge technology. Our vision is to integrate the transformative power of automation and digital excellence into our manufacturing processes and bring the best products and services to our customers. Stanley Engineered Fastening is committed to Industry 4.0 and this can be seen in projects such as the Green Machine at Warrington.”
The Green Machine project, an original Warrington plant concept, uses a holistic sensor package to optimise running conditions and energy resources used, targeting a significant reduction in energy and fully supportive of a robust predictive maintenance strategy.
Partners in the region including Cheshire and Warrington Growth Hub, Warrington & Co and the Department for International Trade have come together to support Stanley Engineered Fastening in their Industry 4.0 pursuits. Mario Bildat, Vice President, Europe Operations stated “The support made available to us here has been invaluable in helping us with priorities such as transportation and access to the site, local recruitment and developing relationships with our local supply chain.”
Andy Devaney, Director of Business Innovation, Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership commented “Industry 4.0 is the future of manufacturing and to see a pioneering business like Stanley Engineered Fastening developing projects in Warrington to be used globally is an achievement and testament to the skilled and talented workforce in our region. Warrington is a strong base for high value manufacturing and working with our local partners and the Department for International Trade, we look forward to further developing our relationship with [them] and supporting future investment and growth plans.”