Process

James Johnston & Co of Elgin Limited

Johnstons of Elgin Ltd are a luxury textile producer operating in the Highlands and Islands for over two centuries. They manufacture and sell luxury textiles globally (clothing, home interiors and accessories) using mainly cashmere from Mongolia and China and merino wool from Australia. They are currently working with the department of Design Manufacture and Engineering Management at the University of Strathclyde to increase profitability and grow market share, particularly overseas, through introduction of new process modelling, optimisation and control; ultimately reducing product variability and waste.

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Fishers Services Ltd

Fisher Services Ltd are the second largest independent laundry company in the UK and a market leader in Scotland who deliver a range of services which include the rental, washing, drying and ironing of textiles that meet the requirements from general hotel linen to specialised industrial cleanroom garments.  This company is undertaking a KTP with the University of Strathclyde Business School, which will be based at the company’s new headquarters and state of the art factory site in Coatbridge, Glasgow, to develop a new capability to de-commoditise textile products by making them smarter and higher quality through the adoption of an optimised RFID tracking system in the linen provision and laundry service industry.

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CCRS Brokers Limited

CCRS Brokers Limited are general insurance brokers providing commercial broking services to SME businesses across the UK. They are working with the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow to develop an industry leading peer-to-peer (P2P) commercial insurance service offering to accelerate business growth and facilitate overseas expansion.

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William Grant & Sons Ltd

William Grant & Sons Ltd undertakes distillation, blending, bottling and selling of alcoholic beverages. Well known brands include Glenfiddich, The Balvenie and Grant's whisky. They are currently working with the Department of Strategy and Organisation at the University of Strathclyde to embed innovative project management knowledge and expertise in order to deliver multiple strategic change projects, enhancing operational efficiency and delivering business growth.

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Alconbury Weston Ltd

Alconbury Weston Ltd is an innovative micro SME supplying continuous crystallisers / reactors to the pharmaceutical industry. They are currently working with the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to develop and optimise a continuous filtration, washing and drying system. The University are providing pharmaceutical and engineering and process modelling expertise.

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Adrok Ltd

Adrok uses its proprietary electromagnetic technology to supply geophysical services to clients from all over the world, providing them with measurements of subsurface natural resources, rock types and rock sequences before drilling. Adrok are currently working with the School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow to develop Atomic Dielectric Resonance probing for deep geothermal energy resources.

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Halo Communications Ltd

Halo Communications Limited is an Ayrshire based provider of IT support, business telephone, data, mobile and server solutions. Halo are currently working with the Department of Management Science at the University of Strathclyde to transform Halo Communications from a reseller to a high value technology integrator and full solutions provider, underpinned by new business systems and processes.

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Pentagon Chemical Specialities Ltd

Pentagon is an independent UK manufacturer of speciality and fine chemicals. They are currently working with the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to design, develop and optimise a production process for a speciality organic intermediate.

 

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National Nuclear Laboratory Ltd

The National Nuclear Laboratory is a UK government-owned, commercially operated nuclear services technology provider covering the whole of the nuclear fuel cycle. They are currently working with the department of Chemical & Process Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to embed hybrid modelling approaches using advanced data-fusion methodologies to process analysis, including scale-up techniques for translation of laboratory experiment based models to manufacturing processes.

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Rolls-Royce Group plc

Rolls-Royce Group plc is the world’s second-largest maker of aircraft engines and also has major businesses in the marine propulsion and energy sectors. They are currently working with the department of Design Manufacturing and Engineering Management at the University of Strathclyde to review a wide range of bulk forging and sheet forming processes, identify step-change cost reduction opportunities for relevant commodity groups and to introduce these into the company.

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Shearwater Marine Services Ltd

Shearwater Marine Services Ltd (SMS) is one of the main inshore commercial diving and marine contractors in the UK. They are currently working with Glasgow Caledonian University to develop a remote web access technical information database to improve diving inspection processes, business intelligence and provide efficient and added value customer reporting facilities.

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