Kestrel

Kestrel invests in operations team to meet growing demand

  • 29 Nov 2018

With demand for Kestrel‘s soffits, fascias and cladding soaring, Kestrel is investing in staff, tools, training and management.

In July, the brand recruited continuous improvement expert Rich Amison to oversee operations at its Scunthorpe plant.

Rich talked about the importance of responding to customer demand.

“We have seen increasing demand across all our product lines, which means our operations team has to be flexible and able to respond quickly to our customers’ needs,” he said.

Rich, who possesses a wealth of experience in logistics and manufacturing, has brought new tools to the company, as well as recruiting skilled staff to work in the factory.

He has also introduced a new programme of staff training for the operations team to improve efficiency in the manufacturing process and meet changing demands for Kestrel’s broad range of products.

“While white fascias, soffits and cladding remain popular, orders are increasing for coloured and foiled products, among specifiers and the refurbishment markets,” Rich explained.

“For operations, this means that our team needs to be able to switch lines quickly and efficiently to ensure that customers get the products they need, when they need them.”

The investment is paying dividends for Kestrel, as it has achieved a significant increase in its OTIF (on time and in full) delivery rates, despite increasing demand across the range.

Rich said there was no question that the investment was paying off.

“The team has pulled together and proved its commitment to continuous improvement, which is really driving Kestrel forward.”

Leave a Reply

More articles

Kestrel

Kestrel team braves the elements for charity golf day

Wind and rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of a Kestrel golf team, as they teed off for three worthy children’s charities.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Charity work, Drainage, Guttering, Soffits & Fascias, Fascias, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls

Crown Paints

Crown Paints showcases its home decorating scheme at PfH Live

Leading paint manufacturer Crown Paints will be bringing home the benefits of supply chain collaboration at the upcoming Procurement for Housing (PfH) Live conference.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Exhibitions and Conferences, Interior Design & Construction, Interiors, Paints, Paints, Coatings & Finishes, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation

A&S Landscape transform The Gilberd School with outdoor canopy

A&S Landscape recently provided a canopy solution for a school in Essex that wanted to transform a large area into an outdoor seating space for students.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Canopies, Entrances & Column Casings, Posts, Roofs

Aggreko

Aggreko boosts fleet monitoring capacity with INNIO

Last week saw INNIO and Aggreko announce the launch of a customised myPlant APM solution for real-time monitoring and diagnosis of Aggreko’s power fleet.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Information Technology, news, Posts