New machine

Optimising our drilling process

At Farrell, we have been putting a strong focus on lean improvements throughout Q1 of 2021, led by our Lean Coordinator, Cillian Farrell.

As the result of a recent internal project, our team has completely transformed the layout of our drilling operation within our Ardee-based manufacturing facility.

We were delighted to take delivery of a Weeke BHX500 which will complement our existing Homag & IMA drilling machines. In addition to this we have improved and optimised the flow of product through this area, as well as our programming process.

This is just one of many exciting lean projects which is currently ongoing at Farrell, as we aim to maximise the efficiency of our manufacturing process, and in turn, benefit our customers.

We look forward to sharing more of these improvements with you in the future. Stay tuned.

Lean Business Green Belt Programme

Farrell employees graduate Lean Business programme

We are delighted to have four Farrell employees – Seamus Melia, Cillian Farrell, Ryan McNally and Conor McCullagh – recently graduate the Green Belt Programme, provided by LBS Partners and Skillnet. The course is aimed at improving knowledge of Lean Business practice throughout businesses.

“Delivered by LBS Partners, the Management Works (Skillnets) Lean Business Green Belt Programme uses a proven combination of training and on-site project mentoring to help participants understand Lean principles, implement Lean tools and deliver improvements for sustainable cost savings.”

Four more Farrell employees have begun Green Belt Programme this week. The knowledge learned on this program  will prove invaluable as Farrell looks to continue our lean journey.

Thank you to LBS Partners and Skillnet who provided excellent training throughout the program.