The rising cost of oil is affecting all of us including Anglian Home Improvements, as it affects the price of raw materials derived from it, such as UPVC.
Well, to try and counter the rising costs and continue to provide products to you as cost effectively as possible, Anglian have brought in a scheme called Kaizen. The Kaizen scheme explores ways to use materials more efficiently, with the latest challenge being investigating the feasibility of reducing the density of the UPVC used whilst maintaining the quality of roof products.
The Kaizen team have acquired the help of factory manager Alan Hockey, graduate management trainee Mo Gorji, tooling technician team Steve Brown and Richard Steam, along with Chris King who will be in charge of the financial calculations.
Mo explains, “We need to find a baseline to compare our products against. To do this we are looking at similar products from our competitors and judging quality, against the composition.”
“Once that is established the next step is to undergo material and tooling trials to test any modifications we might need to make,” Mo continued.
He also explained how they are trialling other methods such as new extruder parts, with the hope that introducing new parts, they can work with the materials differently to gain better results.
The results from this test, which began in October, are expected to be near a conclusion towards the end of the year.
Once again Anglian are raising the standard to ensure our superior quality and manufacturing prowess, whilst trying to reduce the final cost to you, our customer.