TDK-Lambda has been recognised at this year’s NDMA (North Devon Manufacturers Association) business awards, receiving two accolades. The awards were in recognition of TDK-Lambda’s achievements in the categories ‘Environmental Project of the Year’, a joint project with Smurfit Kappa, and ‘Manufacturer of the Year’.
Smurfit Kappa Barnstaple, part of one of the leading paper-based packaging companies in the world, has worked alongside TDK-Lambda to reduce their combined mileage associated with waste transport. In the winning ‘Environmental Project of the Year’ the two companies worked together to optimise space when delivering power supply products to customers. The results of the project have reduced TDK-Lambda’s waste transportation mileage by 75% per year. Similar results were achieved for Smurfit Kappa Barnstaple; by decreasing fuel consumption, they were able to reduce their CO2 emissions by 5.8 tonnes. Together they have not only reduced CO2 emissions but also minimised residential noise and traffic on the roads.
Patrick Sweeney, General Manager of Smurfit Kappa Barnstaple and Tim Puttick, Production Manager at TDK-Lambda UK, are presented the ‘Environmental Project of the Year’ award by Clive Scott, Chief Executive of award sponsor Aero Stanrew.
In recognition for its continued investment in R&D, ISO13485 certification, and work with local schools TDK-Lambda was awarded Manufacturer of the Year. The firm has significantly expanded its R&D department floor space by 41%, and is recruiting additional engineers into its design team to help accelerate new product developments. Its recent ISO 13485 certification demonstrates TDK-Lambda’s commitment to the medical market and recognises the highest level of traceability and quality control throughout the product development lifecycle and the product’s lifetime with customers.
AS-Level pupils at Blundell’s School, working with TDK-Lambda, have just qualified for their Engineering Education Scheme (EES) certificates. The team’s project was to establish a method for measuring the carbon footprint of TDK-Lambda UK’s production facility in Ilfracombe. Run by the Engineering Development Trust (EDT), the EES scheme links teams of A-Level students with local companies to work on STEM-related projects.
Jackie Carson, Operations Manager at Wise Employment Group, sponsors of the Manufacturer of the Year category said: “We are very proud of our long association with the NDMA and its support and championing of local manufacturing. I understand it was a particularly hard year for the judges with so many excellent and very deserving nominees in so many diverse categories!”
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