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Here are some scenarios that are typical of the type and range of projects that we get asked to resolve. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Scenario 

Water Treatment 

All UK water supply and treatment companies are required to invest in their assets regularly to modernise and increase efficiency and provide the best service to their customers. This requires planning in advance for a 5-year cycle and includes upgrades to infrastructure, renewed equipment and improvements in the treatment processes, since many treatment plants have been in use for more than 50 years, possibly longer. 
The industry is used to this cyclic approach, but some water companies are questioning whether they make the best value and look to improving the definition and communication of what they need to do. 
MAT Ltd were engaged by one such Company. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Scenario 

Packaging Failures 

A company producing high value pharmaceuticals had been experiencing customer complaints about their bulk product packaging which was splitting open at the customer sites, resulting in too-frequent clean-ups, contamination and wastage of the product itself and loss of confidence by the customer. They had attempted to track down the cause of the problem, but struggled to pin it down. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Scenario 

Increasing Productivity and Removing Bottlenecks 

A medium sized component manufacturer is running a mostly automated plant producing plastic components. There are plant operators, mostly semi-skilled, and there is a maintenance and breakdown department which responds to call-outs and their priority is to keep the plant running. 
One of the maintenance team has a reputation for being able to get things running quickly and is really enthusiastic, and that means he is usually the one called out. Being so busy, he doesn’t have time to log what he’s done, so it’s a mystery to the rest of his team 
In reality the same thing kept occurring, so he hadn’t fixed the problem, only the symptoms. 
The Plant Manager could see this, and had some idea of what was happening, but was reluctant to address this out of concern for offending a genuinely valuable employee, but he was aware that it was becoming frustrating for all. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Scenario 

Pellet Spillage 

A company producing high value pharmaceuticals had been experiencing customer complaints about their bulk product packaging which was splitting open at the customer sites, resulting in too-frequent clean-ups, contamination and wastage of the product itself and loss of confidence by the customer. They had attempted to track down the cause of the problem, but struggled to pin it down. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Scenario 

Energy Plant Recovery 

A small energy company had been developing a process to generate electricity from biomass and domestic waste. With external investment they had proved the concept and they now needed to scale up from a pilot plant to a commercial operation. 
As is often the case, they had the process knowledge and vision, to develop the concept, but to design, build and operate a commercially-viable plant required particular skills and experience to make that transition. 
They recognised this fairly early on, but without good communication and information, this was not an easy road. Which is where MATL came in. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Scenario 

Scaling Up Production 

We were invited to talk to the owner of a small business which manufactures products from locally sourced fruit. The company has a variable workforce with only a few key people and saw opportunities to develop its productivity and some new product lines. Not only did the owner not have time to focus on making this change, but he didn’t really know how to go about defining it or what options were available. They didn’t know who could help them articulate the problem or manage a solution. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Scenario 

Design and Build 

One of MAT’s construction industry clients had some concerns about building a plant which included mechanical and electrical equipment. Their specialist expertise didn’t include industrial processes and they wanted to ensure they provided the best for their client. 
 
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We are keen to help you find the right design and engineering solution for your process requirements. 
 
Our engineering specialists will work with you to identify the best engineering process, 
design the most robust solutions. 
 
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