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Amphenol Invotec Accepted into the SiG ProgrammeJune 1, 2015 | Amphenol Invotec
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Europe’s leading manufacturer of PCBs for critical applications, is delighted to announce that it has been fully approved to be a beneficiary on the Government-backed Sharing in Growth (SiG) programme following a rigorous 3 month diagnostic process. www.sig-uk.org
Amphenol Invotec four year plan
This final approval stage will kick start a 4 year Continuous Sustainable Improvement Plan to further enhance our service levels and competitive ability. This will ensure that the Amphenol Invotec will continue to meet the future demands of its customers across all sectors specifically aerospace and defence.
SiG is designed to raise the capability of selected companies within the UK aerospace industry’s supply chain by providing a four year programme of training and development tailored to the assessed needs of each business. Using world class standards of performance as a benchmark, the training and development will cover all relevant disciplines, including lean operations, manufacturing processes, purchasing, cost modelling and leadership.
Global aerospace growth
The global aerospace Industry is expected to double in size over the next 10 years and whilst the UK’s aerospace sector is already the largest in Europe – manufacturing some of the most sophisticated and high value parts of modern aircraft – the support that SiG can provide will help to ensure that the selected UK businesses are in a position to take full advantage of this growth opportunity.
Backed by £50m from the Government's Regional Growth Fund and £10m ‘in kind’ support from Rolls-Royce, SiG is run by Sharing in Growth UK Ltd, a company chaired by Bryan Jackson, former Managing Director of Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK and former Chairman of the East Midlands Development Agency (EMDA). The company’s CEO is Andy Page who has over 25 years’ experience with Rolls-Royce and is also Chairman of the UK’s National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Program (NATEP).
Tim Tatton, Managing Director of Amphenol Invotec Ltd commented:
“The Sharing in Growth programme represents an excellent opportunity for Amphenol Invotec. The selection procedure was a rigorous one and we’re delighted that we were able to demonstrate that we have the financial and managerial resources necessary for the kind of commitment required.”
- Operating from facilities in Tamworth and Telford, Amphenol Invotec is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of time critical, high technology printed circuit boards.
- The company manufactures a wide range of multilayer, HDI, sequential lamination, flex and flex-rigid PCBs using a variety of advanced materials, finishes and technologies to meet exacting customer specifications.
- Amphenol Invotec’s key markets include the aerospace, space, defence, avionics, industrial, medical, oil and gas, telecommunications infrastructure and security sectors.
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