Kelly Precision ltd is one of Ireland’s leading precision engineering companies, it supplies to a wide range of industries, including hydraulic, oil & gas, aerospace and automotive clients.

Kelly Precision founded in 1995 supply to a wide range of industries including the Hydraulics, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical, Aerospace and Automotive and provide cost effective solutions in Precision Engineering to their customers

Company Name

Tullow Industrial Estate, Bunclody Rd, Tullow, Co Carlow

We have managed to further develop the Team and our capabilities here at Kelly Precision through our engagement with a Lean Transform Project

LEAN TRANSFORM Project Objectives
  • Issuing of Paperwork to floor, identifying weaknesses in the Management Structure, Work Flow, Quality Systems
  • Creation of Management Team with defined roles, Chasing of new customers with ‘different’ quality expectations, efficiency reporting
  • Winning new contracts, being able to talk the ‘language’ of Quality, embedding Continuous Improvement, making a Technology Leap, improved Production Planning through the use of Standard Work
Key Challenges
  • Diverse range of Customers with varying requirements and needs
  • Fast moving nature of business with high Customer expectations
  • Increasing emphasis from Customers on the use of Tools such as FMEA, PPAP and CpK
  • Organization Structure not in place to deal with requirements
Key Changes
  • Creation of defined roles for the Management team by using a common Lean approach to their Activities
  • Organisation Structure developed to sustain Continuous Improvement
  • Training to key staff on the use of Lean tools in their day-to-day activities
  • Regular structured meetings to drive on-going change and sustain progress
  • Development of Key Project team to help with new project introductions
  • Greatly improved interaction with our Customers
  • Now able to talk a new ‘Language of Quality’
  • Increased use of statistical tools in Lean such as CpK, Gauge R&R and SPC
  • Increased Production output trough a number of Standard Work projects
  • Improved Visual Management to enhance Communication