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Manufacturing Connect at Automotive Insulations

This Manufacturing Connect networking event looks behind the scenes of an internationally successful manufacturing company headquartered in the Midlands.

Business Growth 

Automotive Insulations - specialists in the design and manufacture of acoustic and thermal insulation since 1966 have an impressive client list that includes many of the world’s leading companies such as Bentley, Jaguar, Land Rover and 3M. 

Hear Jim Griffin, MD, discuss how profits at Automotive Insulations have increased more than tenfold in the last three years and share successes on how he has achieved this incredible growth. 

Furthermore, hear how Automotive Insulations have expanded operations overseas, with sites now in Sweden and Germany, and a view to expand to Indian markets later in the year. 

All of this has been achieved while maintaining links with local LEPs and other councils, and supporting the charity Riding for the Disabled. 

This event is part of a UK-wide programme of showcase open factory visits, which EEF are running in support of the International Festival of Business 2014.
This event includes a factory tour, refreshments and a networking opportunity.

Who Should Attend?

  • Engineering and Manufacturing organisations in the Midlands
  • MD; Manufacturing, Operations, Production Managers/Directors
  • Those with responsibility and interest in business growth

Why Attend?

  • Hear an authentic tale of enviable growth in a period when other businesses were in decline
  • Tips on access to finance, export support and growth support
  • Look behind the scenes at a major Midlands manufacturer
  • Network with your peers, share practice and solve common challenges together

There is no charge to attend this event. Please note that we reserve the right to decline attendance of those who may be viewed as being competitor organisations to the host site.


08:30 Registration, Networking and Breakfast Rolls

09:00 Welcome and Introductions - Richard Halstead, Midlands Region Director, EEF

09:10 Our Story – the last few years - Jim Griffin, Automotive Insulations

10.00 Achieving this Growth – Santander, Growth Accelerator, UKTI 

10:30 EEF Membership Update - Richard Halstead

10:45 Factory Tour

11:45 Close, Tea & Coffee

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