10 August 2017

Fast Turbo firmly in the driving seat following MGP help

Northamptonshire automotive company Fast Turbo Limited, which remanufactures vehicle turbochargers, has received a boost from the Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP) in a bid to improve export performance.

The Corby-based firm was put in touch with MGP and an expert in manufacturing strategy, who then worked alongside the management team to create a five-year pathway for the business.

Managing director Slawomir Soja says that the firm has been very successful in selling its products online, but recognised that it could tap into additional markets around the world.

He says: “We have very efficient in-house manufacturing processes, so we know that we are able to recondition turbochargers and other parts to a very high standard. Our sales and reputation reflect that.

“However, we recognised that we needed expert help in other areas if we were going to continue to achieve the level of growth we had set ourselves.

“MGP has been very supportive and given us access to a specialist, who has worked with us to identify the skills and weaknesses of the business and has identified a process of prioritisation that will help the company to focus on key areas. As a result, we are in the driving seat in taking our business forward.”

Adds MGP manufacturing growth manager Adrian Waters: “The company was keen to develop its global markets and therefore was able to work with the consultant to gain a better understanding of the legal and emission-related requirements of other European markets, as well as ones further afield. It has sold products to people as far away as Australia and recognised that it could be more consistent at doing this.”

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Adam Offord

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