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Fitfactory launched with warning to UK manufacturers: digitalise or face decline
Leaders of a new company formed to enable manufacturers’ digital transformation are warning them to digitalise their businesses or risk ruin in the recession predicted for the UK economy. Tom Dawes, CEO of Fitfactory – newly created from three long-established industrial digitalisation businesses – said that only leaner, fitter and more agile companies will survive the post-lockdown world: “Even before Covid-19 UK manufacturers were under pressure to improve customer service while maintaining excellent quality, cost and delivery performance. In the new world, only the fittest will survive – and those will be companies that digitalise,” Dawes said. The recent Make UK/Santander report*
Tricorn: Production Control Software now available with Fitfactory
Leading Production Control Software, Tricorn, is now available through Fitfactory Technology Ltd. With more than 280 UK customers using the platform, Tricorn is one of the leading production control systems for manufacturing SMEs in UK. Established in 1986, the company has a proud reputation of providing simple to use software that helps customers improve productivity. And we are delighted to bring this to our customers through Ftifactory. Enabling digital transformation Now, building on Valuechain’s successful acquisition of Tricorn Systems Ltd. in 2016, Fitfactory has been launched to form the next chapter in the company’s history. We have combined the teams, clients
Fitfactory now listed on Made Smarter
Fitfactory Technology Ltd., including their DNAsp and Tricorn MRP systems, are now listed as a technology provider for Made Smarter, a platform that unites people with the digital tools, innovation and skills they need to make an everyday difference to their business. After launching in 2019, Made Smarter launched an initiative which has seen them invest £147 million into UK manufacturing, and helping over 500 companies to adopt digital technologies. Fitfactory’s aim is to help companies through their digital transformation to get learner, more agile and more productive for Industry 4.0, so becoming a technology provider for Made Smarter is
Fitfactory join 5G smart factory project with AE Aerospace
Manufacturing Technology company Fitfactory announced they are joining the 5G smart factory project launched by AE Aerospace in January. The project will deploy the first 5G private network in an SME and will focus on 3 use cases to transform manufacturing productivity, working alongside WM5G, W5G, BT and Vision Intelligence. AE Aerospace operates a high precision engineering facility and produces parts for high-profile customers, including Rolls Royce, Raytheon UK and Moog. It has an ambitious growth strategy and believes that all three 5G-enabled trials delivered through the project will improve productivity and provide existing clients with a better quality of
Fitfactory Hire New Chief Commercial Officer
Fitfactory are delighted to introduce Jason Pritchard as our new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of Fitfactory! An experienced and forward-thinking sales leader, Jason will set the commercial vision for the business, ensuring we operate sustainably and continue to deliver value to our customers to help bridge the gap between technology and manufacturing. Jason commented, “Joining Fitfactory is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a forward-thinking innovative company, with great people all striving to achieve a common goal. Having been in the industry a while, I’m excited by the bespoke position that Fitfactory sits in. With its broad range of
Fitfactory CCO Joins Make UK Regional Board
Fitfactory Technology Group Ltd. today announced that newly appointed Chief Commercial Officer Jason Pritchard will retain his position as regional board member at Make UK Northeast. This news comes as Fitfactory also becomes members of Make UK. As a leading membership organisation, Make UK is enabling manufacturers to connect, share, solve problems and create opportunities together. They are engaging with Government and Industry to ensure that manufacturers can overcome current challenges and improve manufacturing productivity.     Fitfactory provides industry leading manufacturing software in the UK, to help manufacturers scale with digital technologies. Supporting more than 400 manufacturers, the company enables its customers to streamline manufacturing operations, connect and analyse disparate systems, and securely share information with customers and suppliers.  Jason Pritchard is newly
Streamline Shop Floor Operations with SFDC for Tricorn
An exciting new release for the Fitfactory’s Shop Floor Data Collection (SFDC) is now available. Linking with our Tricorn Production Control System, the SFDC gives manufacturing engineering companies greater control of their shop floor operations, enabling increased shop floor efficiencies, streamlined communication and reductions in administrative tasks. Working alongside the Tricorn Scheduler, many of our customers are already realising the benefits of the shop floor system. However, this new release allows even those without a scheduler to utilise its capabilities. Here’s a look at some of the key features: https://www.youtube.com/embed/QbqVs1At2cY?feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1SFDC for Tricorn helps engineering/manufacturing businesses to improve shop floor operations. Prioritised work-queues Provide shop
Making Factories Fit to SCALE in the Northeast
Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen joined Fitfactory’s new Chief Commercial Officer Jason Pritchard to open our new office in Stockton-on-Tees. This office will be the company’s third office alongside those in the North West and Southeast. Based at Fusion Hive, the new office will serve as Fitfactory’s base of operations to support our customers in the North East, Yorkshire and Scotland. Ben Houchen, Tees Valley Mayor, came to commemorate the opening of the office and the launch of Fitfactory’s SCALE framework to digitalise manufacturing in the Northeast. This news follows the appointment of Chief Commercial Officer Jason Pritchard, who is deeply
Introducing FitClub’s 1043-kilometre race to raise money for Smile Train
With the Olympics well underway in Tokyo, Japan in 2021, the team at Fitfactory – a leading provider of MRP systems – have been inspired to put on their running shoes and raise money for Cleft-focused NGO, Smile Train. Hot on the heels of the impressive Glod Medal feats of Team GB athletes in the triathlon mixed relay; the Fitfactory team are keen to try their hand at it too. Throughout August, the whole company will be involved in running and cycling the distance between their 4 offices in Daresbury, Cardiff, Fleet and Stockton-on-Tees, totalling 1043km! And, it will all be
Made Smarter Selects Fitfactory as Industrial Digital Technology Advisor
Made Smarter has selected Fitfactory Technology as an Industrial Digital Technology Advisor as part of their North East Adoption Programme. Fitfactory Joins Made Smarter North East Programme as Industrial Digital Technology Advisor Made Smarter: Supporting Digital Adoption The Made Smart Adoption Programme aims to unite people with the digital tools, innovation and skills they need to make an everyday difference to their business. Since launching its North West Pilot in 2019, the Made Smarter Adoption Programme has backed more than 200 technology projects, supporting 161 businesses with £3.9m match funding. Now, they are rolling this programme out to the North East
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