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ASSA ABLOY Talk Lean Product Development

IMG 0608The Platinum Group were invited to share best practice with ASSA ABLOY at their Portobello site in Willenhall, where the Chief Operating Officer, Lee Philp and David Herbert the Business Development Director discussed Lean Product Development and Seamless Flow in Production.

ASSA ABLOY is the largest global supplier of intelligent lock and security solutions. Where 1 in every 10 lock and security installations worldwide uses their products. Using the latest technologies and tried-and-tested techniques, ASSA ABLOY are constantly developing innovative solutions which improve their customers' lives through greater security, safety and convenience. The Willenhall site designs, tests and manufactures a large variety of locking solutions including, Padlocks, Cylinders, Multipoint Locks, Mortice Locks and Rimlocks.

The objective of the Platinum Group Director Day was for ASSA ABLOY to demonstrate its approach to Lean Innovation and Product Development and to show how Lean thinking is embedded in its manufacturing operations. Focus was also made on visual management, Workplace Organisation and Seamless production.

Lee Philp, Chief Operating Officer at ASSA ABLOY, said: “Working with The Platinum Group, part of Black Country Chamber of Commerce, through meetings such as the Director Days, enables you to share best practice and learn from others, and while our organisations are typically working in different sectors, there is always common ground. We often have similar challenges and opportunities, these meetings are the only way this diverse group of individuals would get together and share their ideas and experiences.”

ASSA ABLOY were also the winners of the Innovation Award at the Black Country Chamber of Commerce Awards 2015, held at Wolverhampton Racecourse.

Members of The Platinum Group participate in best practice sharing to enable them to develop their business and grow. Black Country Chamber of Commerce aims to double the size of the Black Country economy by 2023 and The Platinum Group are an excellent example of how this is to be achieved. The Black Country is the Industrial Heart of the UK with many high quality and niche businesses that are working together to develop further to be market leaders.

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