On 2nd May 2018, Bobst hosted the launch of a new manufacturers only group to support the growth of manufacturing in the Oldham area.
Bobst is the worldwide leading supplier of equipment and services to the folding carton, corrugated board and flexible materials industries. Founded in 1890 by Joseph Bobst in Lausanne, Switzerland, BOBST has a presence in more than 50 countries, runs 14 production facilities in 8 countries, has a consolidated turnover of over £1bn and employs close to 5400 people around the world.
Guests at the event were treated to a tour of the facility to gain a few insights into what makes Bobst the market leader in machine manufacturing. They also spent time sharing their challenges and supporting each other in developing solutions.
Local leaders of manufacturing businesses attended the day to share ideas and learn how being part of a Manufacturers Alliance peer group could support the growth and development of their businesses.
Liam Monaghan of Bobst said, “We are keen to support local manufacturers and are open to sharing ideas to help them grow. We are a learning organisation too and can learn from other businesses with a similar ambitious mindset to us. Our experience with the Manufacturers Alliance has always been fantastic and we know we are in safe hands with their peer groups and training programs.”
One of the local business leaders that attended the day was Simon Dawson, Managing Director of Dawson Precision Components. He commented on his experience from the day, “I wasn’t sure what to expect from the taster day, but I was keen to attend to learn how the Alliance could support our growth. We are growing rapidly as a business, so taking time out to reflect on our progress was very thought provoking. I felt the group was very supportive and I am keen to support the set up of this new group in the area.”
The new Oldham based Manufacturers Alliance group has a second free taster session running at the end of June 2018 and plans to launch the new group during September 2018.
If you are keen to share ideas with other like minded manufacturers in the Oldham area, please register your interest via the website.