At WES, our Business Excellence model drives us to continually seek innovation, improve our performance and increase our capability.
We are now using a high-tech automated fusion welding machine to make butted pipe joints. Believed to be the first machine of its type in commercial use in Europe, the computer-controlled machine accurately machines both pipe faces, follows a pre-determined infra-red heating cycle (auto-compensated for ambient temperature) and then forms the joint under controlled pressure for the correct time.
The outcome? Repeatable, high quality, high integrity joints for both single and dual contained pipe. We are using the system both for factory-built dosing systems and also to pre-manufacture sections of site pipework – minimising time, risk and costs at site.
All part of the WES know-how!
Scott has been with WES since he was a young apprentice in 2008. He finished his apprenticeship in 2012 and won the Pump Centre Young Engineer award in 2016. WES supported Scott’s decision to study a Foundation Engineering Degree in 2014 at Alton college in collaboration with the University of Portsmouth, which he completed this summer. We are very proud of Scott and the progression he has made within the company. #upskilling #employeeengagement #employeedevelopment
We are proud to announce that we have 2 new apprentice Mechanical Engineers, Philip and Shannon, supported by SETA college in Southampton. Their first 24 weeks will be at college and thereafter they will be working in our workshop with frequent visits by a SETA representative to grade projects and set new goals.
We are delighted to have successfully transitioned our Quality Management systems to ISO 9001:2015 and for the first time certification to ISO 14001:2015 for our Environmental systems.
Assessments by AJA Registrars at the end of June proved extremely successful and highlighted the commitment of our staff to maintaining and developing our management systems. WES Ltd is delighted to have completed the assessment process showing full compliance to both standards.
Maintaining the ISO 9001 certification and gaining the ISO 14001 certification demonstrates to clients and staff our continued commitment to quality, the environment and continual improvement.
Adding the ISO 14001 certificate is a great step forward for us and provides evidence of our environmental credentials, demonstrating our policy on waste, energy usage and enabling us to meet the increasingly high expectations of our clients as well as statutory and regulatory requirements.
This success will not only benefit WES’ existing clients but will also assist in the pre-qualification process for prospective customers.
Very well done to all our staff – we couldn’t have done it without you!