Guala Closures, Kirkintilloch
Market leader in the production of aluminium and “non-refillable” closures
Visit Theme: Innovation / Continuous Improvement / Sustainability
Visit Host: General Manager, Ken Moran
The visit will start at 12.00 noon and end at 16.00. A sandwich lunch will be provided.
Guala Closures UK (GCUK) is part of the global Guala Closures Group which manufactures and supplies closures primarily for the spirits and wine industries worldwide. Guala Closures is the world leader in the manufacture of non-refillable closures producing over 13bn closures sold in 100 countries. GCUK has 2 plants located in Kirkintilloch and supplies customers in the alcoholic beverage industry.
During the visit, delegates will meet Steven Houston, Operations Manager; Stuart Giles, Business Engineering Manager; Stuart Johnson, R&D& Design Manager; Kevin Pirie, Quality Manager and Ken Moran, General Manager.
The visit will include a general overview presentation followed by a plant tour including injection moulding & high speed assembly.
The visit to GCUK will outline the company’s strategic approach to generating sales growth through product, process and materials innovation. An overview of the methodology employed to translate the medium term 3-year strategic view into practical actions, and how this integrates with continuous improvement and employee involvement, will be outlined with reference to simple examples. Guala Closures has embarked upon a structured Sustainability programme and the main elements will be presented. The plant tour will include injection moulding of novel materials, a view of high speed assembly machines and introduce recent innovative capital investments designed to realise the medium term way forward.
Safety Information: Delegates will be provided with hard hats, high vis vests and ear protection
Visit Location: Guala Closures UK, Old Mill Park Estate, Kirkintilloch, Glasgow, G661ST
Post code for Sat Nav: G661ST
Parking is available within the car park and on the road opposite the plant.
Please report to the main door and ask for Karen Cleland