The specialist care furniture manufacturer welcomed the MP to its headquarters to learn about how their lean manufacturing systems and research and development division is putting them ahead in meeting the needs of the care sector; and contributing to the massive upturn in contracts and enquiries from savvy operators looking to stand out from the crowd.
Mr Reevell had the opportunity to learn about the company’s innovations in production line management and care product design. He also had the very rare opportunity to speak to some of the most skilled and experienced care furniture craftsmen in the country.
Simon Reevell MP says: “I very much enjoyed my visit to the Shackletons factory. It was so interesting to see a company like Shackletons, well known for its long-standing reputation for traditional furniture-making and values, meeting the challenges of business in the 21st century. I was particularly impressed by how the skilled workforce has adapted to modern production techniques”.
Martyn Higgins, managing director of Shackletons says: “We were very eager to demonstrate to Mr Reevell how our company is setting a national standard. It was a huge compliment when he likened our operations to those of Nissan and serves to confirm our belief that lean manufacturing should play a key role in a business like ours.”