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Birtley Group Welcomes New Continuous Improvement Engineer

Birtley Group Welcomes New Continuous Improvement Engineer

Birtley Group is pleased to welcome Tony Armstrong to its Operations Team as a Continuous Improvement Engineer.

Tony has worked within manufacturing for over 28 years and has spent the last 17 years working in various supervisory and management roles, within an efficient manufacturing culture.

Part of his role at Birtley Group is to ensure the business and all its processes have a positive impact on the overall efficiency of the company.  He has a wealth of experience and knowledge of lean manufacturing methodologies such as Kanban and Continuous Flow.

Tony was attracted to working at Birtley Group because of its successful reputation in the industry  and the quality and diversity of the products on offer throughout the three brands.

Outside of Birtley, Tony spends time with his partner and 4 children and when he’s not entertaining or socialising, you can find him supporting his beloved Newcastle United team.

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Part of the Birtley Group

Birtley began life as Birtley Building Products in 1965, based at the current site in County Durham. Originally a steel fabricator for the area’s mining and power generation industries, the company made its first steel lintels in 1967. Since then, Birtley has grown from reliable local supplier to a UK-wide force in construction design technology and product development.

In 1889, the British Metal Expansion Company was established in Hartlepool. It had sole European rights for the manufacture of expanded metal mesh, mainly for use as reinforcement and lath in the rapidly expanding sector of concrete construction. The business that grew from these early days later changed its name to Expamet.

Acquired by Birtley Group in 2015, Bowater Doors is a nationally-known name synonymous with top quality and imaginative composite residential door design and manufacture.

The product portfolio offers exclusive ranges for trade installers and a retail range providing doors direct to consumer and social housing organisations.

Birtley Galvanizing boasts one of the most impressive galvanizing plants in Europe. The plant achieves the finest quality hot-dip galvanized zinc protective coatings to BS EN ISO 1461. Using state-of-the-art technology the plant processes steel products using a computer controlled, automated handling system, enabling Birtley Galvanizing to provide full project solutions to many industries.