Business Competitiveness Award sponsored by Gateshead College
Winner – Adient Seating UK
Beneficiary – Primary Engineer
Adient in Sunderland drives a high-performance culture that inspires its employees and allows them to improve year on year. Its unique manufacturing system (AMS), that launched in 2016, has measured manufacturing process that empowers its people. The biggest culture change this financial year has been the engagement towards High Performance Teams (HPT) and the Sunderland site is leading the way in Europe with this initiative.
The North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) is established to support the economic sustainable growth and competitiveness of the automotive sector in the North East of England. The NEAA provides a single unified voice to key stakeholder groups and promotes the true value created by the region's automotive industry.