ActOn Finishing wanted to introduce state-of-the-art manufacturing software to keep track of its orders which are sent around the world from its Coventry base.
Sid said: “Often when you are running a company, you are so busy dealing with the day-to-day operations and management that you don’t get much time to sit back and think about improving the way you work.
“We wanted to be able to control our billing methods for our orders since as well as running our surface finishing company, we have a sub-contract service and deal in consumables so there is a lot to juggle.”
After finding out about Made Smarter, Sid contacted the team and arranged for Paul Sullivan, Industrial Digital technology Expert at Made Smarter for Coventry and Warwickshire, to visit to find out how the scheme could benefit them.
Ioan Lutas and Nasar Jockey from delivery partner WMG centre High Value Manufacturing Catapult also came along as part of their collaboration with Made Smarter to put together
a digital roadmap, outlining the technology changes which would make a positive difference to ActOn Finishing.
Nasar Jockey, Principal Engineer at WMG, University of Warwick,
said: “Having experienced the versatility of ActOn Blasting Machines whilst working at Rolls-Royce, it was great to see them register for Made Smarter. Sid being an open-minded,
commercially astute and digitally savvy business owner made their Made Smarter journey fairly straightforward.”