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Event and Factory Tour: Manufacturing Champions - Resource Productivity

The Business Growth Hub in Greater Manchester is hosting a resource productivity event for local manufacturers on 23 May, including a factory tour of a smart factory in Rochdale.

The Business Growth Hub in Greater Manchester is hosting a resource productivity event for local manufacturers on 23 May, including a factory tour of a smart factory in Rochdale.

The event, which is strictly for manufacturing and engineering executives at Greater Manchester SMEs only, will explore the financial and environmental savings that can be gained through changes to the manufacturing process.

By designing out resource waste in the process rather than through ‘end of pipe’ solutions such as recycling, resource productivity maximises savings on raw materials, labour, energy and production time.

Factory tour

Delegates will hear from Business Growth Hub environmental business expert, Claire Scott, and get a tour of Rochdale-based door manufacturer, Crystal Doors. 

Crystal Doors has implemented a number of smart improvements to its factory. Most recently, it installed a state-of-the-art dust extraction system that monitors and controls the air quality.

The system allows 19 different machines in the factory to run at different fan speeds as and when required, ensuring optimal energy usage. The wood dust extracted from the machinery is fed into a biomass boiler, turning production waste in usable heat. 

The event takes place on 23 May at Crystal Doors in Rochdale. For more information and to book, click here