Albert Jagger: Re-shoring A Product Range From China To The UK

Albert Jagger: Re-shoring A Product Range From China To The UK

Case Studies Albert Jagger: Re-shoring A Product Range From China To The UK

MTC's Manufacturing Support Services help re-shore a product range from China to the UK 

"We're already seeing the benefits of our strategy to re-shore and recently secured 200k units of product originally outsourced to China. Our work with the MTC has been truly transformational. We've invested in our factory and new technologies. We've taken on new staff and improv ed the skills of our existing employees" Garth Cooper, CEO, Albert Jagger.
The Challenge

Over the last 130 years, Albert Jagger has been associated with innovation, excellent service and the highest quality products for vehicles of all types which has seen them grow into a market-leading vehicle hardware supplier.

Albert Jagger approached the MTC to help re-shore a product range, that a competitive market place had led them to purchase from China, to their UK engineering facility. Inspired by the potential, they chose to revolutionise their factory and create a modern, dynamic British engineering company. 

MTC's Solution

The MTC created a project plan to evaluate the financial, performance, technology and training needs to: profitably re-shore products, optimise the factory layout and introduce new technology into the workshop. 

During the five month project, we assembled a team of 11 MTC engineers (around £500k per year of talent) to create a bespoke solution and approach that suited the needs of their company and be on-hand to provide the support that they needed when required. The MTC used Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technology to help the Albert Jagger workforce immerse themselves into the potential future-state which helped devise the best factory layout working together as a team.  

The Outcome
  • As Albert Jagger continue to re-shore product, they have been able to produce the product range for 20% - 50% less than the cost of purchasing from overseas.
  • By re-shoring product, Albert Jagger now have the opportunity to reduce their stock-holding costs by 50% from £120k to £60k.
  • The optimised factory layout allows for growth and has been designed with the aspirations to adopt more new technologies.
  • Introduction of new technology - CNC Machines and Automation.
Benefits to the Client
  • Albert Jagger workforce are now proficient in problem solving techniques.
  • Resilience of supply chain
  • Product range cost analysis
  • Reduced production costs
  • Increased productivity
"The management team at Albert Jagger have delivered an amazing transformation - visually, culturally and technologically. Their strategy of re-shoring product is one that a number of UK business may incorporate, given recent events and Albert Jagger are creating an agile facility and a resilient supply-chain." Magnus McFarlane, Lead Advisor, The MTC Transformation Team
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