Steve, with his process and quality-driven background at Toyota, Aston Martin and Rolls-Royce jet Engines is rolling out that strategy with the strengthening of the Home team with two key appointments that bring high level expertise and a shared quality ethos to the production team.
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Paul Johnson joins as Production Manager with over 10 years in production management, having held positions in the manufacture of thermal and radar-controlled CCTV surveillance cameras and control systems.
Julie Murphy joins as Material and Production Planner, reporting to Paul Johnson. Julie arrives from Hyva, where she held the position of Supply Chain Manager and has extensive experience in the planning/purchasing arena with companies including General Electric and Honeywell over a 26-year period.
The market is at levels that present production challenges and Teckentrup has responded by moving to double shifts on both sectional and side hinged door lines. Under the watchful eyes of Paul and Julie the extra shifts add capacity and flexibility to help meet the increased demand.
Alongside capacity, processes and procedures are under a continuous improvement regime that has already brought timesaving efficiencies and is geared to ever-increasing quality.
We’re keen not just to improve how we make things but we also want to work with our customers to identify product changes that would make handling or installation easier – if there’s something that creates hassle for you or something that would be better if…, share it and we’ll see if we can come up with a solution.
If you like your machines, we’ve just placed the order for a state-of-the-art CNC cutter that will go online in January 2021. The £200K investment will allow the factory team to be much more productive with increased throughput speeds and also allow additional processes to be precision machined.
The Home team sees the return of Rhianna Johnson as Head of Company Administration alongside Eleanor Myers and Sarah Lennon – call the team for all your general enquiries, product orders and status updates.
Phones are on from 8.30am until 5.00pm
Ian Astin, with decades of experience in all aspects of the garage door industry is your man to contact for pricing and technical queries. Ian also oversees the development and product strategy for the Home Division and will be sharing all those things that make Teckentrup unique in the marketplace. Most recent is the beginnings of a Coach House collection of decorative hinges to mimic traditional ironwork – look out for more details soon!
Steve Hilton, Managing Director.