Another key part of Justin’s role is to oversee the maintenance of Tufcot’s equipment and machinery.
Preventative maintenance is often one of the overlooked aspects of a busy factory.
Typically, production and on-time delivery pressure results in priority being focused on manufacturing and not maintenance. This might save a day per year in production but all too often a breakdown will cost you several days/weeks waiting for engineers or parts.
At Tufcot, we recognise the importance of preventative maintenance by having our own in house Maintenance Team, Ian Stone and Steve Boler (pictured below), supported by a strong team of external engineers for specific CNC & Manual, Mechanical & Electrical repairs.
This team, coupled with a managed and structured schedule of service for over 120 pieces of plant and machinery onsite, mean we take a very proactive approach.
This combination of commitment to proactive maintenance and expertise meant that, during 2022, Tufcot only suffered one machine breakdown resulting in more than one days lost production.
This preventative maintenance approach is key in Tufcot’s efforts to support its customers with a 95% on time delivery performance during 2022.