Who the company are

Founded in 1996 by Victor and Finbarr Twohig, T&T Precision Ltd. has grown to employ over 45 people in the design and manufacture of innovative engineering solutions and components for the multinational Medical Devices and Aerospace industries. At the end of 2014 the business was relocated to a self contained 32,000 sq. ft. campus on the outskirts of Cork city. The company has invested heavily in state of the art CAD systems and machining technology and has developed a reputation amongst multinational clients for creativity, high quality, flexibility and reliability.

What the company do

Design and manufacture of precision engineered solutions and components for the Medical Devices and Aerospace Industries.

Company Name
T&T Precision Ltd

Address

National Engineering Campus, Waterfall Road, Curraheen, Cork

Website

www.twohigprecision.com

Consultant

Almir Business Ltd

LeanPlus Project Objectives

Develop a Lean culture to facilitate the improvement of processes both on the manufacturing floor and in the offices, which will increase the company’s ability to attract higher value add projects with increased capability, capacity and competitiveness.

Key Challenges

The rapid growth of the company over the preceding four years. Scaling the production system from small batch.

Key Changes
  • Establishment of Lean Culture and increase knowledge and skills on problem solving and Lean tools via Green Belt and Yellow Belt training programs.
  • Establishment of an internal improvement program.
  • Development of key metrics and measurement.
  • Improved material and information flow throughout the organisation.
  • Improved floor utilisation and material storage.
  • Improved trace ability and visual management.
  • Development and implementation of a comprehensive training plan to upskill production personnel resulting in better utilisation of skilled personnel.
  • Standardising programming and set-up processes.
  • Improving NPI process and reduced lead-time.
Results
  • Reduced average Lead Time by 12.4%.
  • 14.9% increase in turnover per employee.
  • 92% On Time Delivery in full performance achieved.
  • Annualised savings > €150k.
  • Developing standardised processes which can be consistently deployed.
  • Developing skills in lean tools and problem solving.
Quote

“This programme has exceeded our expectations in terms of improving lead time, productivity and delivery performance. Equally important, it has set in place a culture of continuous improvement in the company that will continue to yield benefits well into the future” Victor Twohig, Director