KROHNE Ltd opens its doors to schools, businesses and local residents to celebrate National Manufacturing Day.

Across the country, British manufacturing companies partnered with the manufacturers' organisation Make UK to give their local communities a chance to see first-hand the potential careers and jobs on offer in this exciting and diverse sector. The day was open to all students making subject choices to school leavers and more experienced workers looking at the possibilities of a career in manufacturing. The day also gave companies a chance to let their whole community understand more about the businesses on their doorstep.

At KROHNE Ltd, visitors were welcomed by General Manager Edward Jukes and enjoyed presentations from James Blackmore Senior Design Mechanical Development Engineer and his team, Daniella Stermasi HR Advisor; Sandy Clark, Compliance Officer; and Juan Carlos, International Product Manager. To close the presentations, Chief Operating Officer (COO) Gaëlle Hotellier gave an inspirational speech that touched many in the audience on the topic of women in engineering and shared her experience in the manufacturing industry at KROHNE.

Visitors were then taken around the premises by Operations Director Billy Aitchison, International Product Manager Juan Carlos, and Segment Manager Wayne Knight and given a 'through the keyhole' tour where visitors experienced an insight into how the range of OPTIMASS Coriolis flowmeters are made.

One student commented, As a Sixth former, I am highly grateful to everyone for the fantastic tour and the fascinating, detailed explanation of how useful some of the further maths knowledge can be used to manufacture and model different industrial related equipment. Once again, thank you so much for the wonderful opportunity and looking forward to attending such exquisite programs in the future.

KROHNE Ltd has been part of the Northampton community, manufacturing Coriolis Mass flow meters from its two factories in Wellingborough on Park Farm Industrial Estate since 1994 where they employ 290 people. Having recently purchased another premises at Riverside in Northampton, it is a great example of a thriving local business which has a global presence.

Operations Director Billy Atchinson commented: What a fantastic National Manufacturing Day 2023! I want to say a very loud and proud ‘thank you’ to our many visitors who came into our Wellingborough facility to see first-hand what modern manufacturing looks like and to meet the KROHNE team. Also, an equally huge ‘thank you’ to all involved within the business who contributed to making the day a success. I feel sure NMD 2023 will be the foundation on which we now build our plans for an even greater NMD 2024.

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KROHNE is a global manufacturer and provider of process instrumentation, measurement solutions and services in many industries. Founded in 1921 and headquartered in Duisburg, Germany, KROHNE has over 4,000 employees and offers extensive application knowledge and local contacts for instrumentation projects in over 100 countries. KROHNE stands for innovation and highest product quality and is one of the market leaders in process industry.