Exel's engineering industry clients include manufacturers working in the following fields: Oil & Gas, Nuclear, Motorsport, Aerospace, Defence, Transport, Automotive, Marine, Power Generation, Mining, Water & Utilities, Offshore & Renewables, Rail, Medical and Telecoms.  

Each client is able to respond to their specific market pressures with the assistance and flexibility of the EFACS integrated manufacturing system, irrespective of whether they need to manufacture bespoke items, prototypes, tooling or products with high or low volumes.

The EFACS browser based interface is easily deployed onto thin client mobile devices and used with bar coding and RFID to provide highly responsive Shop Floor Data Collection (SFDC). This real time data on material consumption allows more effective planning than can be achieved using forecast values. Production capacity planning can be optimised and smoothed and waste through delays minimised. Bar coding and RFID are technologies that can also be used to streamline goods receipt as well as assembly and despatch of finished products.

A sophisticated planning system factors in resource availability including, machine, cell, department and human resource taking into account staff skill level and machine set-up / clean down time. It then allows you to adjust priorities and capacities through a 'what if' facility in order to ensure you have the right balance of capacity in order to meet your customer's delivery requirements.

Effective product lifecycle management can be achieved using EFACS Engineering Change Controls (ECN) and its fully integrated mechanisms for serial number and batch traceability. The EFACS inventory control procedures are easy to align with the stringent quality assurance and quarantine requirements demanded by the majority of companies in the engineering industry. The capability for version controlled document management and the option to link CAD/CAM systems to bills of material all make EFACS a product of choice for engineering companies.

Exel's engineering industry clients between them utilise all the current technology & processes expected in a modern engineering environment and utilise the flexibility of EFACS across all functions such as machining, fabrication, welding, presswork, profiling, forming, assembly and finishing.

Engineering client highlight:

Across the group, President Engineering Group Ltd manufactures 7000 top line items on a 100% Make to Order (MTO) basis, supplying over 200 customers across 30 countries. Its Conflow brand products are recognised as leading components and systems for dust and fire suppression and all aspects of water control in underground mining while its Bestobell brand valves are designed and manufactured for use in the industrial and liquefied natural gas industry. Order sizes range from one-off items through to batches measured in their tens of units. At any one time PEGL has approximately 1200 live orders with around 900 of these passing through its machining and assembly areas each month.

"Because everyone is now fully engaging with the system, we know that as and when changes are required due to continued company growth and evolution, people will have their own insights and suggestions about how best to do this. EFACS E/8 is inherently adaptable and Exel as a supplier has consistently shown a willingness to help us develop and get the very best out of the system." Marie Cooper, Financial Director.