Members met at AMAG in Tewkesbury for a Best Practice Visit and to see behind the scenes of this global manufacturer.
AMAG Technology is an integrated security provider of access control, video management and visitor management solutions. Symmetry™ products giving customers a comprehensive end-to-end software platform so users can manage all their security needs while reducing risk and meeting industry compliance. These solutions are designed and manufactured in the UK on the Tewkesbury site.
At the start of the morning we heard from Chris Mould, Partner at Crowe about what they are seeing in manufacturing and Chris gave an overview on the new Crowe Manufacturing Outlook Report. Chris spoke about Trade – Tax – Talent. You can download the Report here:
We also heard from Andy Young, International Director Natwest on the opportunities for businesses to export and export as a route to growth. Andy talked about the Future Fit Report. This report is the second in the Natwest Future Fit series. The programme has run for two and a half years, and investigates what really matters in the manufacturing sector. This report focuses on three key objectives that are central to identifying excellence in manufacturing as we enter the 4th industrial revolution – the leadership mindset, collaboration, and support and investment.
We then heard from AMAG on the business, the opportunities and what goes on the site in Tewkesbury. They have a global footprint with over 35,000 systems world wide and have been operating for over 40 years. They have a turnover of £60m and operate out of 3 sites:
- US Torrance California
- US Chelmsford
- UK Tewkesbury
They have approx, 260 staff across the 3 sites, with Tewkesbury being primarily responsible for all of the manufacturing, software and hardware design and manufacturing, They are part of G4S the world’s largest security company with over 600,000 staff worldwide. We then had a tour of the factory.