DJ Assembly Powers Up Productivity with £20k Made Smarter Grant

DJ Assembly, a thriving independent business, has secured a grant of £20,000 from the Made Smarter programme. This funding will enable the company to acquire a Detech machine. This is a huge upgrade that will boost efficiency, productivity, and product quality.

Steve Walter, managing director of DJ Assembly, delighted at receiving the Made Smarter Grant

“We are thrilled to receive this grant from Made Smarter ,” said Steve Walter. Steve is Operations Director at DJ Assembly. “This investment will allow us to take our business to the next level with cutting-edge technology. This will enhance our productivity and competitiveness.”

DJ Assembly has witnessed remarkable growth over the past six years. They have achieved a fourfold increase in turnover and a threefold growth of their employee base. The company commits to ongoing improvement and believes in reinvesting in its operations to drive further success.

Welcome to Industry 4.0

DJ Assembly were looking for support to purchase Industry 4.0 technology and improve their operations. They contacted Louise Saw, Business Growth Manager at City of York Council, who had previously referred them to PAPI and Digital Enterprise schemes. Louise connected them with Mike Pennington of York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub.

Mike played a crucial role in securing the Made Smarter grant for the Detech purchase. This advanced equipment boasts superior speed, functionality, and precision, surpassing the capabilities of their previous machinery. The new machine will operate for 16 hours a day, improving the company’s production capacity and turnover.

“The Made Smarter programme is a great resource for our company,” stated Walter. “The guidance and support we have received from Louise Saw and Mike Pennington has been invaluable.”

In addition to the grant, DJ Assembly has also completed a Digital Roadmap with Oxford Innovation. This helped identify further solutions to optimise their business processes. Moreover, they are considering enrolling two members of their team in the Leading Digital Transformation programme.

“We are excited to continue our journey of digital transformation,” said Steve. “We are confident that the investments we are making today will position us for long-term success.”

A great example of digital transformation

Mike Pennington, Business Relationship Manager at the Growth Hub, commended the service providers and the DJ Assembly team. He expressed confidence in the company’s continued growth and success.

“DJ Assembly is a great example of a company embracing Industry 4.0 to enhance its business operations,” said Mike. “We commit to supporting businesses like DJ Assembly in their pursuit of digital transformation.”

This collaboration shows that Made Smarter can empower businesses to adopt new technologies and achieve excellence. DJ Assembly’s journey serves as an inspiration to other companies seeking to enhance their productivity and competitiveness through digital transformation.