Sigma Set For Growth With New Facility

Date Added 01/06/2016

As part of its strategy for growth, and following further investment from parent Altec Engineering Group, Sigma Technologies has re-located to a new state of the art 22,000 sqft manufacturing facility.

The new facility, conveniently located close to the M62 Motorway, has double the manufacturing floor-space of the company’s original Shipley factory, and will allow Sigma to pursue its growth objectives within current and new market sectors.

Sigma’s core business is sub-contract machining of parts in a diverse range of materials. The company embraces a pro-active approach to managing the supply chain and accepting responsibility for processes such as welding, specialist coatings and kitting of parts. Additional investment has been made in a soon to be delivered rotary carousel system to provide storage for finished components and service JIT delivery scheduling for major customers.

Sigma’s General Manager Andrew Millington commented: “This new facility provides the launch-pad for our planned growth and expansion into new market sectors. Being centrally located and close to the M62 and M1 motorway networks also provides easy access to customers across the UK.”

In addition to the recent move, Sigma has also embarked upon an aggressive 5S programme and has invested in ProgressPlus production management software to enhance communication with both customers and suppliers and to streamline processes.

Andrew Millington continues: “ProgressPlus provides us with more enhanced and in-depth traceability functions for both our quality department and day to day operations team, to locate information more freely from one source within the system instead of pulling numerous resources together to achieve the same solution. It will allow us to generate and create a variety of reports to monitor performance across many key indicators from delivery to efficiencies from machines and personnel.”