The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge bestow the Queens’ Award for Enterprise: International Trade at official opening of Hayward Tyler’s new Centre of Excellence facility

Hayward Tyler Group plc, is delighted to announce the official opening by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge of its Centre of Excellence. Additionally the Duke and Duchess also made the presentation of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade, to Ewan Lloyd-Baker, the Chief Executive of the Hayward Tyler Group.

The Duke and Duchess yesterday opened Hayward Tyler’s new “fit-for-nuclear” facility in Luton, which recently underwent a multi-million pound refurbishment which will support the Group’s long-term growth plans across its international markets. The Centre of Excellence is now the world’s most advanced facility for specialist fluid-filled motor manufacturing.

Commenting on the event, Ewan Lloyd-Baker said; “It was a great pleasure to host the Duke and Duchess to officially open the facility and also to present us with the Queen’s Award, an award that demonstrates the significant progress the Hayward Tyler Group has made, and will continue to make, with the help of everyone at the company.”

“It was a pleasure to have so many of our customers and other stakeholders  witness the Royal visit, and see the outcome of all the hard work we have delivered over the past few years. We were proud to showcase the new facility to our strategic partners and loyal customers who will benefit from our enhanced capabilities.”

HTFH Transformation Project, East Kilbride, Scotland – Phase 1

While HTG is investing in the development of a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Luton, continuing support for its other global sites (Peter Brotherhood (England), HTFH (Scotland), HTInc (USA), HTK (China) and HTI (India) are being planned on a benefits/cost basis.

In order to future proof the HTFH facility in Scotland a degree of upgrading is required in order to bring its systems, processes, infrastructure and machinery to the desired ISO9 / Fit 4 Nuclear Group level. Using Lean Sigma techniques and processes HTG’s “Transformation Team” have instigated a future proofing improvement project at its HTFH facility in Scotland, supported by the Scottish Enterprise.

The future proofing plan is to modernise the shop floor and systems first by way of consolidating all manufacturing into 2 bays,  allowing the team to bring bay 1 & there after bay 2 up to ISO9 / Fit 4 N particulate level compliance, in order to be able to manufacture Subsea, Nuclear Power and Oil and Gas component parts to the same level of quality as the CoE in Luton.

Several events are being run throughout the year including a Mega 5s event, a Creative-Destructive event, clean lean certification events and site wide communication events. The first phase of the transformation was a Mega 5S event, attended by Rhona Alison, Head of Business Development at Scottish Enterprise.

Marketing, Sales & Operational Planning (M,S&OP) award winning information systems

We are constantly driving operating efficiencies, both internally and in supply chain partnerships – to generate enhanced quality assurance, exceptional peace of mind and confidence for our customers.

Central to HTG’s Centre of Excellence is the continued development of our Marketing, Sales & Operational Planning (M,S&OP) award winning information systems. We have embedded “What-if” scenario planning capability through highly customised Witness Simulation software, to benefit our strategic partners throughout the entire supply chain using predictive simulation technology proven to maximise performance, optimise throughput and resource utilisation. Witness Simulation software also provides significant advantages over real life experimentation in terms of cost, time and repeatability when variability, disruption and complexity exist.

M,S&OP links our sales function with engineering, manufacturing, supply partners and production departments via an in-house, best-in-class, innovative ‘all-in-one’ Epicor (ERP) contract management system. Through a single process flow, we drive all business operations with the flow line system designed and dedicated to each product application. In addition we have developed a unique factory transportation system to optimise fl ow and provide safer working.

Innovation hubs

Driving and facilitating internal processes to drive through our strategy of innovation across the business, the SPEAR (Strategy, Pace, Engagement, Achieving Results) has been formulated. Comprising teams of specialists across Design, Manufacturing, Production, Logistics, Communications and IT, teams are built to collaborate on specific tasks to investigate, analyze, overcome key business issues and facilitate innovation throughout the business.

Within each of our global locations, ‘innovation hubs’ have been designed and built to provide a central ‘operations’ facility to be on hand and local to each of the businesses.

Queens Award

The Group was honoured to receive the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade, which was announced on 21 April 2016.

Peterborough facility – Manufacturing Capabilities

An introduction to the manufacturing capabilities at the Peterborough facility.

Peter Brotherhood Business Transformation – Mega 6S Office event

The Peterborough facility undertakes a Mega 6S event for the office to provide better communication throughout the order intake and production teams.

MX Awards


In November Hayward Tyler’s achievements were recognised again at The Manufacturer MXAwards for 2015. The business was awarded Exporter of the Year and joint runner-up Manufacturer of the Year, highly commended in the People & Skills category and shortlisted for its Leadership & Strategy. These highly coveted awards are a recognition by our peer group that Hayward Tyler has made significant strides forward in a number of fields and demonstrates that our strategy of focusing on our people, processes and products is paying-off. In addition, from past experience we know that the awards are a great advert for the business, particularly for the recruitment of graduates and apprentices, so thank you to all of the team who contributed to this success.

Acquisition of Peter Brotherhood

On 30 October Hayward Tyler Group PLC completed the acquisition of the trade and assets of the Peter Brotherhood business from Dresser-Rand Company Ltd, a Siemens-owned company.

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