A Warrington-based manufacturer of roof glazing and canopies has accelerated and broadened its plans to adopt digital technologies in the wake of the coronavirus.
Before the pandemic, Twinfix had identified several potential ways to introduce technology into its processes through Made Smarter’s one-day digital roadmapping workshop.
Technical director Dan Smith had also embarked on the organisation’s eight-month leadership programme to develop the company’s long-term plans.
However, when Covid-19 and the lockdown forced Twinfix to temporarily close its factory and offices, and pause construction operations, the business needed a new approach and looked into site access and deliveries to data transfer and systems integration.
Twinfix – which employs about 50 staff and has worked on national projects such as the Millennium Dome – was forced to furlough the majority of its workforce.
Its search for answers highlighted an over-reliance on “outdated manual processes”, first revealed during the digital roadmapping workshop.
While it attempts to return to a sense of normality, Twinfix is redeveloping its digital roadmap and taking on board the learnings from the leadership programme.