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An outsourcing partnership with PP C&A provides an extension to your own engineering, supply chain and production support capabilities.

Historically, many manufacturers have had a large degree of vertical integration and enjoyed the perceived benefits of in-house capability, deeming it more flexible.

However, this attitude has changed significantly over the years, with manufacturers realising that they cannot be masters of all disciplines; indeed such levels of high vertical integration and the associated overheads become ‘crippling’ and some manufacturers are slow to change, rapidly becoming uncompetitive, particularly in the face of a changing and global market.

Flexible and responsive production to the typical ‘peaks and troughs’ of demand is key to the creation of better business agility.

This is important in reducing the need for costly sub-contract labour at busy times and reducing the requirement for redundancies during quiet times. A strategic outsourcing partner allows for a reduction in financial risk and exposure, especially in markets where demand can change quickly. And in an age where customers desire quicker delivery, often with increased configuration, an outsourcing strategy can assist greatly.

Selecting PP C&A as your strategic outsourcing partner means you will access this agility immediately, with the ability to reduce and increase volumes at the press of a button


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Case studies on strategic outsourcing

Winbro Group Technologies

A strategic manufacturing outsourcing partnership – built on trust, integrity and maximising each other’s production expertise – is celebrating ten years together with the launch of the world’s most productive EDM drilling machine.

Adapting to demand » winbro group technologies vector logo » PP Control & Automation

Collected customer case studies (2021)

This collection of case studies examines some of the recent strategic outsourcing partnerships delivering against several business pains for machine builders and OEMs, and how those partners are benefiting from the PP C&A approach.

Needham Group

Turning to the strategic manufacturing outsourcing expertise of PP Control & Automation could prove to be a pivotal decision for Needham Group as it aims to turn a £30m expansion blueprint into reality.

Adapting to demand » NTG logo design 2 01 mini » PP Control & Automation

Inventor-e (iVendScale/iBinScale)

Inventor-e is accelerating disruption of inventory management with the help of the Manufacturing Assembly Network, a unique collective of sub-contract manufacturers and a world class engineering design consultancy.

Jenton Group

A new manufacturing partnership between PP Control & Automation and Jenton Group has created the capacity to build new UV technology in volumes that could help protect us from Covid-19 in indoor spaces.

Adapting to demand » 4 by 6 Jenton Logo mini » PP Control & Automation

Mazak UK

As the years have gone by, the relationship between the two businesses has become more interlinked, with PP C&A increasingly being asked to be involved in the design stage of new machine builds.

Adapting to demand » mazak » PP Control & Automation

Ishida: Strategic outsourcing partnership

Watch how Ishida realised their growth potential by making outsourcing part of their manufacturing strategy.

Adapting to demand » ishida cs mini logo » PP Control & Automation

Collected publications & case studies (2019-2020)

PP Control & Automation has had the opportunity to publish a variety of articles in the UK’s leading journals for the manufacturing industries.

A B Graphic International Ltd

During the design engineering discussions, it quickly became apparent that a more value-added design would be beneficial, allowing for a modular, configurable and pre-wired (Plug & play) style solution with significant benefit.

Adapting to demand » ABG Logo mini » PP Control & Automation

Inventor-e

Inventor-e was established in 2001 as a technology business to provide point-of-use solutions to industrial manufacturers and the facilities management markets.

Adapting to demand » Inventor e logo business card mini » PP Control & Automation

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