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14. Sep 2021 | Markets & Companies

HMG takes a big step towards digitalisation

HMG Paints, based in Manchester, is one of dozens of SME chemical manufacturers capitalising on the opportunities that digitisation offers through the Made Smarter Adoption Programme in the North West, a collaboration between UK government and industry designed to support the increased use of digital technologies.
Working with Made Smarter, HMG was able to digitalise a time-consuming, paper-based process
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Through impartial expert technology advice and match funding on technology projects, digital transformation workshops to help manufacturers take their first steps, a leadership programme, digital technology internships, and skills development, the programme is helping businesses in the sector increase productivity, achieve sustainable growth, and create new high value jobs.

"Saved 40% of the time and reduced errors significantly"

Working with Made Smarter, HMG was able to digitalise a time-consuming, paper-based process which increased capacity and enabled it to cope with the surge in demand during the pandemic. Rebecca Falder, Quality Systems Manager at the 90-year-old, fourth generation family business, said: “Made Smarter’s Digital Transformation Workshop process was fantastic. We were able to streamline our thoughts, categorise and prioritise, and create a digital roadmap. It helped us identify our biggest challenge in our dispatch process, and with the right technology investment saved 40% of the time and reduced errors significantly.”


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