Introducing an exciting new Factory Tour experience…

With the new-look Manufacturing Management comes Experience Days, a best-practice learning experience brought to you by Manufacturing Management’s editorial team.

We have teamed up with EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, to offer an extended offering to our world-class Factory Tour programme. As well as a chance to see behind-the-scenes at some of the UK’s leading manufacturing sites, including Aston Martin, Fujifilm and Siemens, an EEF representative will be on-hand to deliver a themed presentation to reinforce the message and learning experience of the day.

Check back here regularly to see the latest Experience Days and book your place.

Gripple, 31 October 2018

Old West Gun Works, Savile Street East, Sheffield, S4 7UQ

Join Manufacturing Management for a behind-the-scenes look at world-leading wire tensioning system, Gripple. The company uses a radical employee ownership model, which has led to surge in employee engagement on-site. At this highly interactive event, delegates will learn about Gripple’s GLIDE model for engagement, before putting their new-found knowledge to the test by creating their own, new manufacturing company. Also included is a tour of two of Gripple’s sites, where you will see GLIDE in action.

Attend this event to learn the benefits of an employee ownership (EO) model to a manufacturing business, including:

  • Employee engagement - how it drives efficiencies in delivery, performance and continuous improvement
  • Employee retention, and training and development – developing the next generation of leaders in production and operations
  • Benefit of an EO model to customers – greater control of the supply chain, more engaged people at every stage of the business to ensure quality products and service


08:30-09:00 Arrival and refreshments
09:00-10:00 factory tour - Old West Gun Works
10:00-10:15 Q&A
10:15-10:45 Presentation on employee engagement & the GLIDE model
10:45-11:00 Q&A
11:00-12:15 Idea generation workshop (part 1)
12:15-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:30 Idea generation workshop (part 2)
14:45-15:15 Factory tour - Riverside Works
15:15-15:30 Transport back to Old West Gun Works & close

Price is £295 per person (ex VAT) and a group booking discount is available.

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Siemens Digital Factory, 20 November 2018

Varey Road, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 1PH

Discover the potential of Industry 4.0 at Siemens’ award-winning Congleton plant, in association with Manufacturing Management and EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation.

The plant is at the cutting edge of Siemens’ unique ‘North Star’ vision and uses virtual technology, including a futuristic 3D cave, to stand out as one of the true pioneers of factory design today. The site puts continuous improvement at the heart of everything it does, driven by tough shareholder demands to deliver a 5.5% year-on-year price reduction.

Delegates on the tour will see how the factory is harnessing the latest technologies to deliver on its CI goals – with 6% year-on-year productivity gains and an 85% employee engagement rate – and how Industry 4.0 can help grow productivity and profit in your site.


10.00 – arrival
10.15 – Welcome and introductions
10.30 – Siemens presentation
11.15 – coffee break
11.30 – EEF presentation
12.15 – Lunch
13.00 – Safety briefing and Tour begins
14.30 – EEF Workshop
15.15 – Q&A and Round-Up
15.30 – depart

Price is £295 per person (ex VAT) and a group booking discount is available.

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