Scot Bennett Engineering - Success Story
Scot Bennett Engineering Ltd was founded in 1975, by Tom Bennett who, although essentially retired, maintains an active interest in the business. They moved to their current location in late 1990; this gives them a total area of 6,000sq.ft. of production and office space. Employing twelve staff, they have an annual turnover of over £1m.
Using the latest CNC machinery, they make precision components for the Agricultural, Automotive, Medical, Aerospace, Industrial, Catering and Commercial Markets. They can work with a varied range of raw materials, including mild, alloy and stainless steels, brass, aluminium and plastics and can provide most types of finishes for today’s market place. They have rigid and exacting monitoring and inspection throughout the manufacturing process. Machines are routinely calibrated for accuracy, all of which ensures the highest standards of quality are maintained.
Rob Bennett, Director, said, "We used to have a manual job card system for managing production, together with Sage for invoicing. I used to manually write out some two hundred job cards a month, which was laborious, time-consuming and inefficient. In 2010 we decided it was time to move on!"
Scot Bennett looked at several systems on the market, finally selecting two which looked suitable for their requirements, one of which was Tricorn’s. They had demonstrations of both systems, but when they saw Tricorn’s, Rob said it ticked all their boxes, was perfect for their business and he particularly liked the ability of being able to add on software to the system as required. It was installed in 2011.
Installation took one day and was ‘pain-free’. They had thorough on-site training with two or three follow-up visits to ensure everything was running smoothly and there is on-going training available. The support and back-up are excellent, with a rapid and helpful response to any question.
Impact on Business
Rob continued, "Installing the system had been life-changing! It has exposed discrepancies and made us more efficient, improving our delivery dates and methods of manufacture. Crucially it has given me more time to look at other areas of the business, which in some cases, has even enabled me to find quicker and better ways of operating. All-in-all, it has made an amazing difference and I can't fault it – the product and support are excellent!"