An increase in new customers and existing client projects saw demand for Intelect’s six strong, in-house design team rise. Detailed surveys for larger projects could often take weeks or even months to complete, which put significant time pressures on the business.
Jack explained: “We wanted to ensure our design team had the time to respond to all the work that was coming through. For us, it was essential that we found a way to use our resources more effectively, and find a new solution that would increase our efficiencies and our capacity as a department.”
Aware of the role technology is playing in transforming the advanced manufacturing sector, Intelect attended a digital transformation workshop at Teesside University, where they found out more about the Made Smarter Adoption North East programme.
Jack said: “We came away with the knowledge of how we could use technology to our advantage, and how Made Smarter could help us achieve that.”
Investing in new technology to deliver greater efficiencies, increased capacity and grow a competitive edge in the marketplace.
The award-winning mechanical and electrical engineering contractors - known for its strong health and safety record and continued investment in staff and equipment - invested in new, cutting-edge technology though Made Smarter Adoption North East to increase capacity in the company’s in-house design team, and give the business a competitive edge.
Middlesbrough-based contractors, Intelect, have invested in a FARO Freestyle 2 Handheld Laser Scanner – the fastest portable 3D scanner on the market – to improve the efficiency and capacity of its in-house design team.
Jack Guy, Design Engineering Manager at Intelect, said: “Improving efficiencies, both for us and our clients, is a big part of why we’ve made this investment. We’re now able to provide real time visualisations that clients can use for design or process purposes.”