A company playing a key role in the safety of industrial processes such as oil refining and chemical manufacture welcomed visitors from a number of Kirklees an Calderdale firms.
Twenty-eight members of the Calderdale and Kirklees Manufacturing Alliance (CKMA) visited the Cleckheaton premises of seals and gaskets specialist Flexitallic to see its “Academy of Joint Integrity” which is a unique facility with an international reputation.
The event, hosted by managing director Mark Horton, started with an covered the history of the market-leading manufacturer and its plans to grow by implementing lean manufacturing at the site.
Peter Catton, of CKMA, said: “This is yet another example of a local manufacturing business working extremely hard from senior management to the shop floor staff to make all their processes as streamlined and cost-effective as possible.
“The academy gives a real insight into Flexitallic’s technical ability and the complexity of joint integrity which is central to so many potentially dangerous applications around the world and yet something most of us rarely consider.
“The fact that their training is requested in places such as Saudi Arabia and New Zealand demonstrates they are global leaders in this field ,which is good news for the Cleckheaton site as the technical hub for this international business.”
Flexitallic supplies seals and other products to the oil and gas, power generation, chemical and petrochemical industries in emerging and developed markets.
It has operations in Europre, the USA, Canada, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan and China plus a network of worldwide licensing partners.