It was an honour to have Dawn Huntrod and Annette Hobson from Make UK visit our facility here at Kirkstall Precision Engineering, accompanied by our CEO Adam Thornton and MD Iqbal Bahia. During their visit, we had the chance to showcase our medical manufacturing expertise and discuss the challenges facing manufacturing in the UK.
For those unfamiliar with us, Kirkstall Precision Engineering has over 35 years of global experience in the medical and veterinary sector. Our goal is to deliver quality without compromise by achieving the highest quality standards required of ISO13485. We are incredibly proud of our passion and expertise in this sector and strive to work with our customers to build long-term relationships to enable their projects and products to come to fruition.
One of our areas of expertise is in the manufacturing of Orthopaedic instruments, as well as other surgical instruments used by surgeons to the highest standards. From small-scale prototypes for surgeons to trial and evaluate all the way through to production batches, these instruments have helped improve the quality of life for thousands of patients worldwide.
Whether it’s hip or knee replacement surgery, complex spine surgery, or everyday orthopaedic procedures, these instruments play a small but vital role in successfully completing operations on humans as well as animals for our veterinary customers.
During the visit, we had the opportunity to discuss the challenges facing manufacturing in the UK. As a smaller manufacturing company, we highly value all our customers and work with a personal touch to deliver a successful outcome. We shared our experiences of working with customers to bring their projects to fruition, and how we achieve the highest quality standards required in the medical sector.
Commenting on the reasons for the visit and association with Make UK, Iqbal Bahia said:
“As a smaller manufacturing company, we highly value all our customers and work with a personal touch to deliver successful outcomes. Our passion and expertise in the medical and veterinary sector are something we’re incredibly proud of, but we recognise the challenges facing manufacturing in the UK, particularly in the area of skills development.
Make UK’s commitment to empowering individuals and inspiring the next generation is particularly important to us, and we appreciated their insights on how Make UK can support companies like ours in closing the skills gap. We look forward to continuing to work with Make UK to build a supportive environment for UK manufacturers to thrive and compete.”
Make UK plays an important role in stimulating success for manufacturing businesses, helping them to meet their objectives and goals. They empower individuals and inspire the next generation. It was insightful to discuss with them how they can help companies like ours face the challenges of manufacturing in the UK.
Also speaking about the visit, Adam Thornton, CEO of Kirkstall Precision said, “It was great to have Make UK visit our facility and discuss the state of manufacturing in the UK. We’re incredibly proud of the work we do at Kirkstall Precision Engineering, particularly our medical manufacturing expertise, and it was a pleasure to share that with Make UK. We look forward to continuing to work with Make UK to support UK manufacturing.”
Our wealth of experience is backed up by our continued commitment to the highest quality standards, investment in cutting-edge technology, and a policy of continuous improvement in all our people, processes, and procedures. Personal development of the Kirkstall Precision team is key to our success, from apprentices all the way through to senior management.
The visit by Make UK was incredibly insightful and empowering. It provided an opportunity to discuss the challenges facing manufacturing in the UK and how Make UK can help companies like ours. We look forward to continuing to build on our expertise in the medical and veterinary sector and working with Make UK and our customers to continue to deliver quality without compromise.