TMAT support Yorkshire Air Ambulance

TMAT recently donated £100 to The Yorkshire Air Ambulance. TMAT was asked to support the charity by an employee who was a neighbour of Jamie Lynch who sadly died in a motorcycle accident in May.  Jamie’s family arranged a charity event “ShedFest” which was held  in August at New Whittington Club to raise funds for The Yorkshire Air Ambulance and in memorial of Jamie.   Jamie’s family said that they were grateful for all the donations they  received for the charity.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent charity providing a life saving rapid response emergency service to 5 million people across Yorkshire. They operate seven days a week, 365 days a year, covering a vast landscape that not only includes major cities and motor ways, but also rural and isolated locations.  The Yorkshire Air Ambulance receives no government assistance and all the funds for this vital service are raised by Company’s and the public.

To keep providing this life saving service the charity needs to raise £9990 per day to keep both of Yorkshire’s Air Ambulances maintained and in the air. The generosity that they receive is the life blood of the charity and with out this generosity, they would not be able to provide the service.

http://www.yorkshireairambulance.org.uk

 

 

 

 

TMAT launches an Environmental Team

As part of a continuous improvement, sustainability and cost reduction programme TMAT has this week created and launched an Environmental Team.

The aim of the team will be to look into sustainable projects that create savings and add value to the way TMAT operates.  The team activities will develop into practices that will complement  ISO 14001 standard and process. Chaired by Tim Bridle (Supply Chain Manager), the team consists of Stephen Smith (Engineering & Site Services Manager), Claire Bartram (Quality & Environmental Engineer), Anna Kakel (Sales Office Admin) and Jo Kisgory (PA to MD).

The team are currently looking at an Energy Awareness Campaign along with Waste.

Jason Lippitt – Managing Director said that “The TMAT Management Team  support the new team and their commitment to protecting the environment and fully encourage their aim to be at the forefront of good environmental practice, by understanding the impact the business has on it’s surroundings and the wider community.”

 

TMAT Environmental Team

TMAT Environmental Team

CIMA Fellowship – Laura joins elite group of business professionals

TMAT would like to congratulate Laura Bawden FCMA on her recent Fellowship Award with CIMA.  As a CIMA Fellow Laura will be part of an elite group of business professionals.

Having worked within Finance for over 14 years Laura joined TMAT in 2006 as the Group Financial Controller.  She has a strong background in Manufacturing and over the past 8 years has strengthened her financial expertise along with developing her operational and strategic skills in leading the finance function

Laura said of her achievement “I’m delighted that the operational & strategic skills I have developed at TMAT have been formally recognised by CIMA.  I’m immensely proud of achieving my fellowship and look forward to further developing my career within finance & business leadership.”

Jason Lippitt MD commented: Laura is an extremely capable Senior Manager and has proved herself to be highly competent Finance Director Designate. The Board value her and the contribution she makes to the ultimate success of TMAT.

In recognition of her achievement, Laura was presented with a bottle of champagne by Jason Lippitt – Managing Director.

 

 

 

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MD invited to join “The Manufacturer” Advisory Board

MD invited to join “The Manufacturer” Advisory Board

Jason Lippitt (MD) has recently received an invitation to join The Manufacturer Conference Advisory Board.

The Manufacturer Magazine is the UK’s foremost resource for manufacturing leaders across all industry sectors and as such is ranked by Google as a news provider. Their vision for the future of British manufacturing is to have the most active global manufacturing community and strongest knowledge base globally. They exist because they want British manufacturers to be the most efficient, sustainable and profitable in the world.

It is through the engagement of the Advisory Board that The Manufacturer can gain insight into the latest industry developments in order to deliver a content driven annual conference with real relevance and value for its attendees. Their aim is that the board’s input will result in a day of knowledge sharing created by manufacturers, for manufacturers.

The MDC Advisory Board comprises of manufacturing leaders that represent the broad range of UK. These select number of leading individuals from within the manufacturing community join the event advisory board specifically for the event as well as other events and conferences which will be held across the year.

Jason said that he was delighted to have been asked to join the advisory board and is looking forward to sharing his outlook on UK manufacturing.

TMAT brings CLAAS to Derbyshire

Tractor manufacturer visits from Le Mans

 

TMAT, the multi-national manufacturer of acoustic components, is the only UK-based supplier chosen this year by global agricultural engineering company, CLAAS, for a two-day productivity and planning workshop.

The visit reflects the importance that the German-owned company places on its supplier relationships and the key part that TMAT’s manufacturing expertise plays in its products.  TMAT manufactures thousands of cab internal acoustic components every year for CLAAS Tractors, which are produced in Le Mans, France, the home of motor sport, as well as cab external noise reduction components that sit between the engine and cab.

Mr Mamadou Seck (Material Planner, CLAAS) and Sean Varlow (Key Account Manager, TMAT)

Mr Mamadou Seck (Material Planner, CLAAS) and Sean Varlow (Key Account Manager, TMAT)

Six members of the CLAAS Tractors senior team from Le Mans as well as from their R&D facility in Vélizy, Paris visited TMAT’s Chesterfield HQ for the two days, representing the company’s procurement, quality assurance, purchasing, research & development, production and logistics operations.  By meeting with their opposite numbers at TMAT, they were able to work through the processes, improve efficiencies and develop a nine-month action plan.

Jason Lippitt, Managing Director at TMAT, says: “This was a great opportunity for the teams that usually only communicate via phone and email to meet face-to-face and see how our two companies can work together even more effectively.  We’re delighted that CLAAS has been prepared to devote so much time to us as a supplier and we in turn have a programme of on-going investment that enables us to design products exclusively on-site to meet their challenges and needs.”

TMAT says need for migrant workforce highlights UK Manufacturing skills shortage

TMATWith debate raging over the impact of extra migrants on UK jobs, TMAT has said that it is proud of its diverse workforce – and that the need to employ so many staff from overseas only serves to highlight the UK skills shortage.

TMAT has a staff made up of eight different nationalities: Russian; German; Polish; Romanian; Ghanaian; Greek; Jamaican; and British.

These are all skilled workers making important contributions to a multi-national manufacturer of acoustic components for tractors and excavators – whose customers include the likes of Case, New Holland Tractors, JCB and Volvo – currently turning over between £10m – £15m and with exciting global ambitions.

Jason Lippitt, MD of TMAT, said: “At the end of the day, we’re a business, and that means getting the people with the right skills for the job; and if that means recruiting from overseas, then so be it.

“We have a very harmonious and highly accomplished international workforce helping drive us towards our goal of turning over £20m per year.

“I’d love to be able to recruit lots of young British-born workers, but I’m afraid the UK education system is currently failing to produce enough engineers, chemists and skilled workers of the calibre a manufacturer like TMAT needs.”

TMAT designs and engineers innovative solutions to Noise, Vibration and Harshness for ACE (agricultural, construction, earthmoving) markets that it knows are the best in the industry.

TMAT’S products are unique to each individual customer, tailored to specific needs and requirements. All of its products are exclusively designed by TMAT’s on-site Chemists and Engineers to meet the challenges and needs of some of the world’s largest OEMs.

TMAT to see if export lessons can be learnt from German Manufacturers at major conference

TMAT will be among the major British manufacturers attending an important manufacturing conference at the headquarters of digger giants JCB in Rocester, Staffordshire on Wednesday, January 22.

‘Meet The Mittelstand’ will showcase the enviable growth and development of a powerful band of often privately-owned, medium-sized German companies that have taken success in their own country on to the world stage.

The group has been credited by historians and economists for a large percentage of Germany’s economic growth and now business leaders are keen for UK businesses to learn some potentially valuable lessons.

‘Meet The Mittelstand’ will also help build links between companies in the UK and Germany and there will be specialists on hand to provide expert advice on exporting to Europe.

TMAT MD Jason Lippitt said: “German manufacturers are renowned for their success in exporting their products, services and skills, so there are clearly lessons British counterparts can learn from them.

“That said, the event might also prove to show just how much we’re doing right in our own approach.

“The list of businesses attending Meet The Mittelstand is very impressive, so the event should be a great networking and potentially new business opportunity as well.”

The conference will be chaired by BBC news correspondent Nick Higham and will provide an overview of five key characteristics of the model created by Mittelstand, which also contains companies from Austria and Switzerland.

It will focus on technology access, education and professional development, corporate structure and the stakeholder model, export strategy and stewardship.

Business leaders from Germany speaking at the event include Helmut Heinson – joint managing director of Arburg GmbH, a leading manufacturer of injection moulding and and robotic systems and Professor Engelbert Westkämper – an expert in Manufacturing Technologies and Management.

Dr Bernd Atenstaedt, the chief executive of German Industry UK (GIUK) and UK director of the Federation of German Industries, will also be at the conference to advise British companies looking for tie-ups with German counterparts.

‘Meet The Mittelstand’ will also include keynote speeches from Government Minister for Trade and Investment Lord Livingston, and former Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry Lord Digby Jones, who is now a Corporate Ambassador for JCB.

TMAT Ltd is a multi-national manufacturer of acoustic components for tractors and excavators, whose customers include Case, New Holland Tractors, JCB, and Volvo.

TMAT designs and engineers innovative solutions to Noise, Vibration and Harshness for ACE (agricultural, construction, earthmoving) markets that it knows are the best in the industry.

TMAT creates third of a million in sales with New Hybrid Foam Insulation Product

TMAT Ltd is expecting £370,000 in sales next year based on predicted order volumes of a hybrid foam heavy machinery system it has developed in partnership with a major OEM customer.

Capable of withstanding temperatures of up to 120 degrees Celsius and mouldable into any shape or form, the polyurethane ‘cushion’ is designed to increase airflow in order to prevent heavy machinery such as tractors and excavators from superheating and, as a result, self-regulating and losing performance.

The hybrid foam will provide a much sought-after solution to cooling and insulation issues in heavy machinery and greatly increase the efficiency of those machines, meaning savings on fuel for agricultural or construction businesses that buy and operate them.

Jason Lippitt, Managing Director of TMAT, said: “Predicted sales of this product have gone through the roof since we’ve fully developed it.

“It’s little wonder, really, considering the foam’s cooling and insulation properties and flexibility in combination with its ability to withstand such high temperatures.

“Heavy machinery overheating too soon and reducing efficiency is a huge problem for OEMs and their customers alike, and we have created an excellent solution to it – the orders clearly reflect that.”

An OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) is used to refer to a company that acquires a product or component and reuses or incorporates it into a new product with its own brand name.

TMAT Ltd is a multi-national manufacturer of acoustic components for tractors and excavators whose customers include JCB and Volvo.

Jo Joins the Elite

Our very own Jo Kisgory has joined the ranks of the elite after becoming only the 20th PA to achieve a ‘Pass with Distinction’ in the Diploma in Person Assistance (DipPA)!

Jo said of her achievement: “My recent attendance at the DipPA course delivered by APA has renewed my enthusiasm, effectiveness & passion for my role.  I have learnt how I can support the business needs and ensure that my Manager can be fully effective in his role.  I thoroughly enjoyed the course and have come back to my role knowing that I am no longer JUST a PA, I am a PA with an important position and I can make a difference!”

Jo Kisgory

Dr. Gareth Osborne of APA, who lectured on the course, said: “Jo starred throughout, she is obviously a great PA and a credit to her business TMAT. I wasn’t surprised when I was told she had joined the ranks of the elite by joining the small number of Diploma holders with a distinction. I know that some of her test answers were very sophisticated and she is not afraid of asking questions; even when it appears to some to be ‘silly’ questions. Covering all the angles is the mark of an outstanding PA, and she is.”

Everyone here at TMAT is very proud of Jo following her achievement and she’s proved to be an invaluable member of the team. Well done Jo!