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We help business to adopt AI via our Nightingale HQ platform
Nightingale HQ (NHQ) is a platform that helps big businesses become Artificial Intelligence (AI) Ready by combining strategy, knowledge, and execution. The adaptive platform supports managers to overcome core blockers to successful adoption including skills gaps and insufficient technological infrastructure to support AI and a lack of understanding of AI. To get started on your AI journey, visit our website www.nightingalehq.ai or get in touch.

Location: North West, North East, East Midlands, London, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South East, South West, Wales, West Midlands, Yorkshire & The Humber, East Anglia

Visualise & Control Your Manufacturing Process
Paper job cards and spreadsheets are not the best way to manage manufacturing operations in your factory. Stop using spreadsheets and get the data, KPI reports, visibility and accountability you need to manage a profitable manufacturing operations team.

Location: North West, North East, East Midlands, London, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South East, South West, Wales, West Midlands, Yorkshire & The Humber, East Anglia

Track, Visualise and Manage Production
Elements Docket is multi-award winning production tracking and management software for SME manufacturers. It combines order tracking (using a mobile app and contactless technology), quality control features, a live view of WIP, shop-floor data collection, and automated order digitisation (amongst a mix of other time-saving and value-creating features). It requires no sensors or complicated hardware, which means that it can be tried out in half an hour, and fully implemented across a business in less than a week.

Location: North West, North East, East Midlands, London, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South East, South West, Wales, West Midlands, Yorkshire & The Humber, East Anglia

The HAL Robotics Framework

The HAL Robotics Framework is a portable, extensible and vendor-agnostic middleware for modelling, programming, simulating and monitoring processes involving industrial machines. The Framework can be integrated into CAD software, run in embedded systems or anywhere in between.

Location: West Midlands, East Anglia, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South East, East Midlands, London, North East, Wales, South West, Yorkshire & The Humber, North West

Business challenges solved:
Manufacturing Product & Process design
Systems integration for test, control and automation
Our solutions aim to remove inefficiency and wasted time from manufacturing and test processes to enable people to spend time on value add tasks for the business. We provide turnkey solutions or software only and welcome collaboration to enable a better solution for our clients.

Location: North West, North East, East Midlands, London, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South East, South West, Wales, West Midlands, Yorkshire & The Humber, East Anglia

Business challenges solved:
Manufacturing Process
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SteelScout
SteelScout offers two digital procurement platforms designed to make metal procurement easier and more efficient for buyers and suppliers. SteelScout's technology instantly connects buyers to a network of suppliers to match their requirements and drive competitive quotes, giving buyers greater transparency, choice and value. SteelScout offers metal buyers a new, simpler user experience, making it easier to purchase metal and gives suppliers new, rapid channels to market.

Location: North West, North East, East Midlands, London, South East, South West, Wales, West Midlands, Yorkshire & The Humber, East Anglia

Business challenges solved:
Manufacturing Process
Starling - digital work instructions & training
Starling makes managing your work instructions and training easy. Built-in authoring tools make it simple to update work instructions on the go. The automated approval process takes the pain out of updates. And integrated training management ensures that everyone is up to date. Keep it simple with Starling.

Location: North West, North East, East Midlands, London, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South East, South West, Wales, West Midlands, Yorkshire & The Humber, East Anglia

Business challenges solved:
Manufacturing Process
SQLWorks
Intelligent, integrated manufacturing software for Mac & Windows - for UK accounting, CRM, stock control & manufacturing. MRP tools forecast demand, control the production of costed Bills of Material via production routes, automatically generating required Works Orders and Purchase Orders.

Location: North West, North East, East Midlands, London, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South East, South West, Wales, West Midlands, Yorkshire & The Humber, East Anglia

Smart machines and factory solutions
At InControl Systems (as an independent systems integrator) we can retrofit data collection points throughout your business, seamlessly connect them from machine to machine, from shop floor to boardroom, and from site to site, with as much or as little ‘cloud’ or hype as you want.

Location: North East, East Midlands, London, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South East, South West, Wales, West Midlands, Yorkshire & The Humber, East Anglia

Robotics and Automation solutions
CKF are an established UK Robotics and Automation supplier who have been operating for 32 years. We have a wealth of experience, as an automation systems integrator, transforming the operations of our customers in the manufacturing and logistics industries by increasing throughput, reducing costs, improving safety and maximising space. We specialise in installing palletising systems and have extensive experience designing and installing robotic palletiser, layer palletiser and gantry palletiser systems in our customers plants. We have successfully installed systems, and have vast experience, in a wide range of sectors including food & beverage, e-commerce, automotive and pharmaceutical.

Location: North West, North East, East Midlands, London, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South East, South West, Wales, West Midlands, Yorkshire & The Humber, East Anglia

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