With Manufacturing & Engineering Week in full swing, Sony UK TEC celebrates manufacturing, engineering, and innovation success.
Sony UK Technology Centre (UK TEC) has been at the forefront of cutting-edge digital manufacturing technologies for the past three decades, with almost 50 years of experience in South Wales. Through a varied portfolio of technology manufactured over the years, they have developed expertise in every stage of the product lifecycle.
Manufacturing & Engineering Week coordinated by Nineteen Group, takes place for the first time ever at the NEC Birmingham from 7-10 June 2022. As part of the celebration, M&E Week will showcase end-to-end manufacturing and engineering solutions.
As Europe’s flagship Sony site, Sony UK TEC manufacture and service the highest quality professional broadcast and imaging products utilised in some of the world’s leading healthcare, sporting events, concerts, and news programmes. It is hoped that during Manufacturing & Engineering Week, Sony will continue to raise awareness of its ability to assist suppliers in finding solutions to current challenges, provide advice and help streamline future processes; all whilst raising brand awareness and inspiring thought leaders and changemakers in the sector.
A significant arm of UK TEC’s portfolio is providing collaborative manufacturing services to businesses who require a manufacturing partner, providing end-to-end solutions, supporting manufacturing design, varying supply chain models, distribution for worldwide sales and after-sales service whilst maintaining a highly competitive price point. The production of high-value, low-quantity products, as well as low-cost, high-volume products for third party clients are what makes Sony UK TEC’s strategy so unique.
Despite the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, the manufacturing facility has continued to achieve targets and goals while meeting the demands of its customer base. Sony UK Technology Centre are particularly proud of its role in developing specialists and leaders for the next generation, supporting its ever-diversifying operation.
Outside of investment in equipment, new technology and innovative solutions, one of the most significant investments the company has made is in the development and upskilling of its team. In 2015, Sony UK Technology Centre created its very own Learning & Development Academy to attract, onboard, develop and engage current and future employees. Sony UK TEC considers its team members their greatest asset, and their knowledge, skill and expertise are what makes success possible.
Innovation is not a stand-alone activity for UK TEC but is rather engraved in their DNA. This is reflected in the company ethos to continuously look for “new ways of working”, in everything they do. Out of over 40 Sony manufacturing sites across the globe, UK TEC was recognised by Sony HQ in Japan as the leader in innovation and selected to become the development laboratory for future work.
In addition, the site was recently crowned the winner of two prestigious awards for Innovation and Developing Future Talent at the National Make UK Manufacturing Awards. This combination of industry knowledge and continuous innovation allows the business to deliver products effortlessly, all under the same roof.
Reflecting on a key week in industry, Sony UK TEC’s Professional Services Director, Gerald Kelly said: “During this week devoted to celebrating the UK’s best in manufacturing and engineering, we have been inspired by the incredible achievements and innovation of our sector. We want to raise awareness of how we at Sony UK TEC support our employees, prospective work force and the younger generation to be forthcoming in exploring their passion for innovation.”