Thursday, 9 June 2016

New General Manager R H Hall Fabrications - June/July 2016


PRESS RELEASE: R H HALL FABRICATIONS
APPOINTS NEW GENERAL MANAGER


Please attribute any quotes to Ray Hall, Managing Director, R H Hall
(unless specifically quoted by Kevin Shepherd)

R H Hall are pleased to announce the appointment of new General Manager Kevin Shepherd, at their 15,000 sq. ft. Fabrications Division – based in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.

The relationship between Kevin and R H Hall began during Kevin’s previous employment with Grant Thornton LLP, first as part of the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) and then with the Growth365 business advisory and growth team. During this time Kevin worked closely with Ray Hall and Kris Brearley as directors of the business, building an understanding of 
R H Hall’s market and customers – as well as helping to develop longer term strategy both at a manufacturing and business level.

Kevin brings with him a wealth of experience in manufacturing and engineering, starting his career with a Mechanical Engineering apprenticeship, before going on to achieve a Master’s Degree. Trained in Lean Manufacturing during the 90’s, Kevin was a Lead Project Manager during the implementation of Kaizen. During his previous role with the MAS, Kevin worked as a Manufacturing Advisor, helping SME manufacturers with manufacturing strategy, process improvement, innovation, training and Lean implementation.

Of his new role with R H Hall, Kevin says: “Having worked in manufacturing and engineering the whole of my career, I am very passionate about UK manufacturing. I am excited about my new role as General Manager with R H Hall Fabrications and am keen to work with the great team, who are all flexible, skilled and very capable. I will now work with this team to improve lead times and efficiency through work place organisation, with a full review of systems and potential investment opportunities – both in people and machinery – to take the factory to a world class level. My aim is always to work with employees, customers and other major stakeholders to ensure the absolute best customer service.”

R H Hall Fabrications operate from a 15,000 sq. ft. factory with capabilities to laser cut, punch, fold and weld – from intricate small components to large sheet metal. Able to offer a full supply chain service, branching out of just fabrication if required. To enhance this further, discussions are currently taking place with customers to deliver full supply chain management of moulded and machined parts, creating a ‘one stop shop’. In some areas we are also seeing an increase in ‘off the shelf’ items, for which we work with our key partner Simply Stainless. This range of Modular Fabrication can be supplied for ‘next working day’ delivery throughout the UK and is a fantastic solution where speed is of the essence. The wide range of accessories that can be added at any time allow us to provide the benefits of a bespoke solution, at the speed of standard stock items. Of course, our Fabrications team are also on hand to incorporate any adjustments that the standard range cannot accomplish, to provide something incredibly versatile with minimum lead time. The two systems working perfectly in harmony provide the ideal solution for kitchen refits, where using off the shelf and bespoke reduce fit out costs and lead times, plus the easy access of flat pack ready to assemble on site benefits. There is also the added bonus of a lifetime warranty on the Simply Stainless range. We are always on the lookout for new innovations and finding ways that we can help our customers take their ideas to a reality! Our team work right from design to final roll out and constantly push the boundaries of what is possible with metal, creating new and exciting designs for our customers, based on years of knowledge within the Fabrication industry. Adding to our ethos ‘If you can sketch it…we can make it!’


R H Hall Fabrications, Unit 3, 1 Northbridge Road, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1EF
T: 01442 877888 F: 01442 877862 E: fabs@rhhall.com W: www.rhhallfabrications.com

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