Image: The Award winners at the EEF’s National Manufacturing Event
A precision tool making company has been crowned the UK’s “manufacturing Champion” at the national EEF/Aldermore Future Manufacturing Awards held in London last week.
FSG Tool & Die based in Llantrisant, South Wales, was given the award in recognition of the work of the company’s Managing Director, Gareth Jenkins, in representing the sector and championing its cause.
Jenkins, a former apprentice, has taken a leading role in EEF Wales for over a decade and sits on a number of manufacturing boards.
“It’s easy to be passionate about a sector like manufacturing when you can see what, with the right strategy and support, it can deliver both economically and in-terms of careers and livelihoods for local communities,” he commented.
“My whole career has been focussed on manufacturing, but to have my commitment and work recognised in this way is overwhelming. There are some truly inspirational people working in industry, so to be singled out as a Manufacturing Champion is really quite something – it’s an honour that will take some time to sink in.”
FSG manufactures high precision injection mould tools for the pharmaceutical, medical and automotive industries specifically designed for high-volume production using the latest technologies in cooling and mould-flow analysis.