Materials technology specialist Nylacast has been shortlisted as finalists in two categories of the Leicestershire Business Awards; Manufacturer of the Year and Commitment to People Development.
Organised by the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by some of Britain’s most celebrated and respected organisations, the long-established Leicestershire Business Awards continues to acknowledge and reward the very best of the region’s thriving business community at the awards gala taking place this September.
Nylacast is a renowned technology partner to many blue-chip companies. With its World Headquarters in Leicester, manufacturing activities include R&D, engineering and the production of low weight, low friction engineering materials and products from initial chemistry to end solutions. This technology delivers application equipment and end users with greater performance and efficiency coupled with reduced maintenance and downtime.
78% of engineered products manufactured within Nylacast’s Leicester plant are exported to more than 48 countries and regularly featured in construction equipment, industrial production lines, energy generation equipment and in more than 80 million vehicles worldwide.
The engineering firm is committed to the continuous development of its people and plant. Investing in a dedicated training academy in Leicester, the on-site facility delivers numerous training programmes and courses aimed to nurture local talent and unlock the further potential within its team members.
The company champions engineering for all age groups having forged strong links with schools, colleges and universities across the UK. Nylacast were recently announced as the first engineering partner to the National Space Centre’s IGNITE programme, focused on developing future scientists and engineers locally.
The Nylacast training academy now takes on 8 – 12 apprentices per year and so far has developed more than 45 students into full-time engineers and team members. Keen to promote apprenticeships as a pathway to engineering careers the company regularly visits schools and colleges and holds open days and site tours to visually demonstrate the many roles available in the industry.
The Nylacast training academy is also used to up-skill and develop the current workforce on the latest engineering innovations, productions methods and processes. This includes vocational courses and programmes on leadership and management, health and safety courses, functional skills and more. The company also regularly combats pressing issues and taboo topics by delivering workshops and training on physical and mental health and wellbeing which has included cancer awareness seminars, mental health awareness workshops and yoga classes for stress management and overall wellbeing.
Junaid Makda, Nylacast Group Marketing Manager commented “Nylacast are honoured to be named finalists in two of the Leicestershire Business Awards, this is a reflection of the dedication, know-how and collaboration of our 530 strong team focused on serving a global audience and developing the next generation of engineers and members of the business community. We look forward to attending the events gala and standing alongside the many businesses and organisations representing the region’s success.”