See lean excellence live at one of WM’s Factory Tours

If you would like the opportunity to experience first-hand what makes a best-in-class factory tick, there is no better way than visiting a site, meeting the manufacturing teams and viewing the processes live from top floor to cell level.

Our new 2015-2016 tour dates have now been released.

Alcoa Logo Alcoa Manufacturing

Alcoa’s aluminium rolling mill was all set for a £500,000 upgrade via a third party. Then along came a crack team of in-house engineers with a passion for adding value. Sign up for this tour and meet the team whose efforts earned them a WM Manufacturing Champions award and discover the collaboration, teamwork and constant CI focus that ensures a Birmingham-based aluminium mill keeps pace with the rest of the world.

Alcoa manufactures plate for aircraft wings and won Britain’s Best Process Plant at the BEST Factory Awards in 2014. A CI programme has helped output to climb 70% in 12 years. Sign up for the tour and see how the management team have engaged their workforce in change.


09:00-09:30 Welcome/coffee
09:30-10:00 Safety brief
10:00-10:30 Plant overview/history
10:30-11:00 PPE
11:00-12:30 Plant tour with presentations
12:30-13:00 Return, questions and coffee

*Subject to change

Event Location: Kitts Green, West Midlands
Individual Ticket Price: £350 per place excluding VAT
Bookings of 3 or more people: £315 per place excluding VAT

Limited to 10 places per visit

Places are restricted and allocated on a first come, first served basis.