Bright Ideas The launch of the Bright Ideas campaign has seen a renewed enthusiasm in the number of Lean suggestions emanating from all associates. A Lean initiative has long been a feature of our operation but maintaining enthusiasm and generating improvement benefits is a difficult proposition. The new initiative, driven by operational management, encourages everyone to collect the brightly coloured forms from holders around the works and complete with a short brief to outline their improvement idea. Around three quarters of the mainly, small step, no cost, ideas are implemented [...]
August 2011 Update CastAlum continues to develop its machining facilities with a further Heller H2000 machining centre installed along with expanded conveyor systems and a new casting recognition system. This latter allows multi type steering rack components to be diverted to appropriate machining centres.
CastAlum sponsors 'F1 in schools' CastAlum sponsors 'F1 in schools' team from local school. Blazing Magnesium from Welshpool High School won the Bloodhound SSC class in the recent Welsh regional finals. F1 in Schools is regarded by the Formula One fraternity as a platform for introducing Formula One to a global teen demographic. www.f1inschools.co.uk