Renishaw is currently considering to co-locate its additive manufacturing teams. The global engineering technologies company is consulting its 120 affected employees at the Stone site. Being an AM company involves a certain structure. Indeed, different teams are joining forces to make a company shine: AM engineering teams, marketing team, sales teams, and many more depending on the company’s vision. All of these teams obviously require space, a lot of space.
If Renishaw consolidates its AM activities at its New Mills headquarters site in Gloucestershire, UK:
- the company’s site at Stone in Staffordshire would close at the end of 2019. This means a certain number of employees would be laid off. The company on the other hand, hopes that the employees that would work at its New Mills HQ would take up new positions available in the new site and would benefit from relocation packages.
- Moreover, for these employees that would be relocate to the new site, this means creating a new dynamic in their daily routine prior to work and at work. This necessarily has to be taken into account to ensure good and healthy working conditions.
“We have invested heavily in all aspects of AM system design and are very pleased with the market adoption of the RenAM 500Q multi-laser machine”, said William Lee, Renishaw’s Chief Executive. “We have exciting plans for future systems that will further boost the adoption of AM for series production, but in a competitive global business we need to be agile and efficient in how we bring these new technologies to market.”
He continued, “Our current thinking is that the most effective way to achieve this would be for our AM technical and commercial teams to be co-located in our Gloucestershire facilities. The AM team at the Stone site has made a major contribution to our progress and we sincerely hope that a large number of them would relocate to our headquarters site if the closure goes ahead.”
The Gloucestershire headquarters site would house an expanded demonstration facility, enabling customers to experience Renishaw’s broad range of industrial metrology and additive manufacturing technologies, covering process development, 3D printing, finish machining and part verification.
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