Lean.Sequence.Just in Time

Welcome to FMUK, a Japanese Tier One automotive manufacturer with facilities located in Burnley and Derby, UK.

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FMUK is at the forefront of technology in the automotive industry.

Our company specialises in the manufacture and welded assembly of emissions control and large body in white components using super-high tensile steels.

We have an established reputation for producing high quality components at competitive prices.

MANAGING DIRECTOR KEVIN SCHOFIELD

The first non-Japanese MD to be appointed across the worldwide operations, outlines the company operations and strengths in our video below.


MANUFACTURING PRINCIPLES

Our facilities operate with proven ‘Lean Manufacturing’ and ‘Just In Time’ production and delivery principals which are vital to the fast-moving automotive industry.

EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION

Our employees are referred to as members, we have a strong sense of ownership and family. Job security is highly valued at FMUK.

COMPANY POLICY

FMUK are committed to the company policy of “quality products at lower cost”. We currently manufacture high quality, welded sub-assemblies. All the parts we manufacture provide high reliability and safety.

Technology

By utilising our advanced technical knowledge and engineering excellence, we strive to deliver low cost products on time, at the highest quality possible.

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UK Facilities

We have two UK facilities in the UK, Burnley in Lancashire and Foston in Derbyshire, employing 412 members split evenly across both sites.

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Global

FMUK is part of Futaba Industrial Co Ltd, a global Japanese design and manufacturing company for the automotive industry with 29 facilities world wide, employing around 10,000 members.

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Driven by Results

At FMUK we create our products by using our in depth specialist knowledge and experience, and by utilising the latest technology.

 

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FUTABA GROUP

Futaba Manufacturing U.K. Ltd is a subsidiary company of Futaba Industrial Co Ltd.

Futaba Industrial Co. Ltd is a $1 Billion Japanese manufacturing company which was formed in 1945, with its global headquarters in Okazaki, Japan.

WELD & ASSEMBLY

We specalise in automated multiple specialised robotic welding and assemly technology.

Our equipment can perform, Spot, Arc, MIG, Nut and Stud welds at speeds in excess of 200 parts per hour.

JUST IN TIME

FMUK operate to lean Just in Time manufacturing processes. We ensure that our customer receives the correct product at the correct time, every time.

PRESS

From our Burnley facility we produce large pressings and sub assemblies from 300 to 2500 tonne in press size.

SEQUENCE

FMUK use bespoke software and developed manufacturing processes to manufacture and deliver sequenced parts to our customer.

We were one of the first European “Just in Time” sequenced suppliers in the automotive welding industry.
 

QUALITY

Every part we manufacture has rigorous quality and safety checks performed on them prior to being packaged and shipped to our customers.

FMUK is focused on achieving ever quicker production times, more streamlined processes and highly tuned efficiency without sacrificing quality.

“Our best asset is our workforce

Phil Ord – General Plant Manager
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