Worcester Bosch, the home heating supplier and low carbon innovator, opened the doors of its state-of-the-art facility to the public for National Manufacturing Day.
National Manufacturing Day showcases Britain’s leading suppliers of consumer and industrial goods as well as promote the many highly skilled and well-paid job opportunities in industries that are in perpetually high demand for manufacturers and engineers. A career in manufacturing can be for school leavers, graduates, those looking to upskill or change career path. It is for those who wish to take a hands on approach and contribute to the future of British industry.
The event coincided with the company’s ongoing 60thbirthday celebrations this year as a community focused manufacturer, currently employing 1,850 people.
With a keen eye on the future of innovation and greener technologies, Worcester Bosch is a major player in the government’s bold net zero target by 2030 with their production of greener heat pump technology and innovations into hydrogen powered home heating.
The tour included the production area where 250,000 A-rated boilers are produced annually, the training facility where 15,000 heating engineers upskill each year as well a look at the future of fuel innovations that are in development. Also included was a meeting with the company’s STEM ambassadors.
Martyn Bridges, director of technical services commented: “By opening our doors to visitors for National Manufacturing Day we hope to show the fantastic craftmanship, engineering as well as research and development that has been going into our products since we formed 60 years ago, as well as providing an insight to the public what being in a dynamic industry like heating can be.
“We’re excited to have shone a light on the future of the industry and the steps we are taking to achieve support net zero goals in the country, as well as hopefully inspiring a new generation of engineers!”
Ozair Hudli who is studying Engineering Business Management at the University of Warwick commented: “The entire tour was quite interesting but being able to see hands on what happens on the factory floor and how things are managed in real time was the shot of the day.
‘’The manufacturing landscape is moving towards renewables and things are changing, the landscape is changing and there’s so much more companies can do to innovate in the products they provide or the way they function so I think manufacturing is obviously a thing of the future.’’
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