Had Fab Ltd Invest in the latest Fabrication Technology – STRUMIS
Investment in Management & Business Development.
As Had Fab continues to grow their business, several investments have been made to support our progression. Recently we have welcomed three new members to our management team. The appointments feature Andre Van Heerden who is the new Construction Director at Had Fab and will look after our Turnkey Solutions Division and Anthony G Jones who is the new Business Development Executive who will cover our Energy, T&D and Rail Divisions. Chris Welsh also joins Had Fab as our new Business Development Manager for our Civils & Infrastructure Division. At Had Fab we believe investing in people is parallel to the importance of technology investments and we strongly consider our staff as one of the most valuable assets to our business.
Investment in STRUMIS Software Technology.
Had Fab Ltd pride themselves in being the UK leader in the design and fabrication of steel and aluminium structures. With a long history of over 25 years working in the power, transmission and distribution sector we have become specialists in the design and fabrication of transmission towers, substation support structures and access platforms.
But this long-lasting history and pride isn’t just a result of the design and fabrication of our client’s products and structures but also goes hand in hand with our dedication to deliver our customers with the best overall service possible.
Had Fab Ltd has continually looked to technology to ensure their customers receive the service they deserve and expect whilst also ensuring maximum automation and productivity gains are achieved through available software solutions & technology. After considering their existing MRP system provisions it was decided to investigate what other MRP/MIS systems were available and following detailed investigations and analysis they chose STRUMIS as their over-arching MIS business solution to help connect departments and ultimately ensure increased efficiencies and improve productivity along with 100% traceability of materials and project progress through the Bi-Directional project dataflow between STRUMIS and their detailing software Tekla.
Ms Victoria Toner – Operations Planning and Improvement Manager at Had Fab Ltd states
“Since the implementation of STRUMIS at Had Fab Ltd, we have managed to significantly improve our streamline process for manufacturing and this has ultimately reduced man hours in the workshop. STRUMIS has given us the ability to save on materials through its nesting capability. It has enhanced our overall procedures with positive impacts on traceability, time-management and accuracy. ”
Mr Dennis Gkatzounas – Operations Manager at Had Fab Ltd says
“STRUMIS has provided significant improvements in our operations. Since its integration we are able to manage all shop-floor departments, workstations and machines more efficiently including optimized nesting and better utilisation of inventory. The ability to integrate innovations such as barcoding into our manufacturing process has been a huge benefit for us. We now have better control of shop-floor resources, improved capacity planning, greater accuracy in estimates based on previous successfully executed projects and most importantly improvements in our responsiveness to our clients.”
Mr Martin Ward – Had Fab Ltd Financial Controller states
“since we implemented STRUMIS we have found our day-to-day operations have been significantly more streamlined through using STRUMIS, the link with Tekla provides almost instant importing of our project data, project material requirements are managed through the nesting and ordering feature within STRUMIS which also caters for tracking cast/heat numbers and material test certificates to help with CE Marking, our workshop staff now provide total employee and process time recording using the STRUMIS Production Console, inventory is managed seamlessly and automatically and the overall business benefits of investing in technology are clear to see. Our next mini project with the STRUMIS team is introducing Executive Dashboards which we have seen demonstrated by the STRUMIS technicians and which will add yet another layer of additional project data information specifically for our senior management team”.
Mr Steve Watson – Sales manager for STRUMIS Ltd says
“it has been wonderful to witness the changes and improvements at Had Fab Ltd over the last couple of years, a company who were already the market leader in their particular field were quite rightly very exacting and demanding with their vision of how best to move their business to the next level from a technology perspective, As account manager for Had Fab Ltd it gives me great pleasure to see the business benefits they have achieved and long may their success continue”.