Overview

Excel Precision Engineering manufacture components and offer engineering support to the automotive industry, clients include Bentley Motor Cars, Aston Martin, Calsonic Kansai, Gestamp, GTI, Sears Seating.

Quality and service are at the core of the business, with engineering support offered during product development, to final customer sign-off and throughout the life of the product. This is supported and controlled by the implementation of quality management systems ISO 9001:2008 and TS 16949.

The Brief

A large proportion of the work carried out by Excel Precision Engineering is machine based. As a result the company required current quality systems and procedures to be developed and implemented throughout the organisation that would support deliver of the highest standards.

A series of meetings were enabling us to understand and outline Excel's training objectives and desired outcomes. We spent time at Excel Precision Engineering’s purpose built facility to enable us to fully understand the company’s requirements.

The Solution

TSW designed a bespoke programme, including six quality management and efficiency modules, expertly tailored to Excel Precision Engineering’s requirements for developing the company’s procedures and systems, whilst developing staff to work with them. The 6 elements in this programme of interventions were:

  1. FMEA (Failure Modes Effect Analysis)
  2. APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning)
  3. SPC (Statistical Process Control)
  4. TS16949 Training
  5. MSA (Measurement System Analysis)
  6. Power Press

Return on Investment

Only four weeks on from the training there have already been vast improvements recognised within the organisation. These include:

  • A clear understanding throughout the business of the processes required within TS 16949
  • The introduction of effective processes has improved communication within the organisation resulting in staff understanding the company’s vision
  • The implementation of KPI’s and measurable goals

Eirian Davies, Director at Excel Precision Engineering wrote:

“After identifying the KPI’s and personnel required for quality training, we recognised the need for a training company with a sound understanding of the TS 16949 process and analysis training. TSW Training worked with us from start to finish to develop the programme and look at an in-depth gap analysis before carefully selecting training required. We now have quality systems in place that enable us to perform more efficiently.”

Leighton Nicholls, Conformance Manager at Excel Precisio Engineering wrote:

“I attended the training that TSW delivered and found it very informative and interesting. I have already seen improvements and can now identify risks in production. Furthermore I am better skilled to eliminate and avoid any errors that may occur.”