25 years for the Avocet Group

25 years for the Avocet Group

October 1996 was a very different world from what we have today, 25 years later. Mobile phones were much simpler and were not a common item back then either personally or in business. They were purely  phones, no email , no internet, no cameras. Neither Google...
Battery Materials – An Exercise in Precision

Battery Materials – An Exercise in Precision

September 2021 has seen the prices of petrol and diesel reach new highs with further increases to come as these pump prices do not as yet  take into account the record oil price of $80 per barrel. This compounded by long queues at the pumps as service stations run...
Just in Time

Just in Time

Oh No! A Fragility Foretold,lean both ways. Most people today working in manufacturing industry, retail or distribution take lean manufacturing and the “just in time” system of stock control and material supply for granted.As far as they are aware its...
JLR line stops – ‘CHIPS WITH EVERYTHING’

JLR line stops – ‘CHIPS WITH EVERYTHING’

Thursday 22 April 2021 Jaguar Land Rover announced a shut down in production at Halewood and Castle Bromwich plants due to a shortage  of parts. JLR is owned by TATA group and is the UKs largest automotive manufacturer. The 2 plants affected employ 6000 workers and...
Battery Materials – A Supply Chain Problem

Battery Materials – A Supply Chain Problem

We are about to take a massive step towards a greener world and a safer world. To date emissions from vehicles, petrol and diesel internal combustion engines accounts for 28% of all Co2 emissions. The environmental consequences in global warming and poor air quality...