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.

The Power Panels Factory Tour on the 15th October has sold out. To register your interest in future tours please email Julie Knox on

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WM is giving readers an exclusive opportunity to visit the West Midlands manufacturer Power Panels, previous winner of BFA Factory of the Year, Best Electronics and Electrical Plant, Best Small Company and winner of the Skills Development Award.

Power Panels has become a company to emulate. It sets standards in quality and delivery beyond the reach of glitzier world class pretenders, turning ‘adding value’ into tangible, living reality. Above all, it takes decent, hard working, ordinary people and turns them into a committed workforce whose skills and attitude put them at the very top of the industrial tree.

This tour is designed to assist companies who are embarking on a journey of culture change for their people. It is an essential visit for the directors and managers tasked with driving the change- take advantage of the opportunity to engage with a company that’s actually done it!


10:00 - Registration & coffee
10:30 - Introduction & value creation
11:30 - Continuous improvement journey
12:30 - Lunch
13:15 - 5s at PP
13:45 - Shop floor & 5saudit
15:00 - Review & feedback
15:30 - Depart

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Event Location: 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 allocated on a first come, first served basis. Don't miss the chance to take this exclusive tour, book now by calling Julie Knox on 01322 221144 or email

If you are interested in visiting one of Britain’s best factories, register your interest by contacting and we will send you details when we have them.

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