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PP Electrical aims for expansion with six sigma expert

PP Electrical Systems, a leading provider of electrical, electromechanical and electronic assemblies and control systems, has appointed black belt six sigma specialist, Len Palmer as its new Operations Director
 Len Palmer, black belt six sigma specialist
 
 

One of the UK’s fastest growing manufacturers, PP Electricals is counting on Len Palmer to help oversee even further expansion both at home and overseas, with an ambitious target of doubling turnover to £50m by 2015.

Palmer, a former technical apprentice, commented:

“This is an extremely exciting time to be joining PP Electrical Systems. We currently work with 12 of the world’s premier machinery manufacturers across industries, including food processing, semi-conductor and machine tools. All of those sectors demand critical connections and it’s our job to supply them.

“PP Electrical has grown into a total manufacturing solutions provider, offering customers the opportunity to access cable harnesses and electrical systems right through to complete machine builds...it’s all about moving up the value chain.”

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Aiming to work with the company’s existing six sigma community, Palmer will ensure lean processes complement state-of-the-art automation in cable preparation and testing at its midlands factory.

He explained further:

“One of my main roles will be to ensure that all of our processes are built to achieve flexible production and that any new starters are quickly trained to embrace lean.”

PP Electrical Systems’ Managing Director, Tony Hague was clearly pleased with the new appointment:

“Len is a major coup for our business and will bring with him unrivalled experience of setting-up and managing world class manufacturing facilities.”

“Even though there is some uncertainty in the current manufacturing climate, we’re keen to plan for the future and keep growing.”

“His knowledge of six sigma will be invaluable if we are going to achieve our desire to double the size of the business while continually meeting the quality and delivery expectations of our global customer base.”

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