Sony UK Technology Centre scoops prestigious award

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Sony UK Technology Centre (UKTEC) has won the prestigious Production Centre President Award for Best Performance.

The manufacturer of broadcast and professional cameras and camera systems based in Pencoed, South Wales out performed all other 44 Sony manufacturing plants to win the global award.

Having achieved year-on-year improvement of all business operations, Sony UK Technology Centre (UKTEC) was scored on core performance indexes including innovation, quality, sales growth, environment, supply chain, manufacturing cost performance, efficiency, delivery, leadership, learning and development. The analysis included Sony manufacturing, third party collaborative manufacturing, customer service repair centre and the business incubation centre that is home to some 32 tenants.

Led by managing director Steve Dalton OBE, the 400-strong team at Sony UK Technology Centre (UKTEC) has also been awarded the IiP Gold award, which is only awarded to 3% of organisations across the UK, in recognition of its commitment to the development and support of staff.

Dalton said: “We are immensely proud of our people who continue to deliver an impressive performance. Our focus on quality, innovation and growth is recognised by both Sony and our third party manufacturing clients who we work in partnership with.”

Having adopted some of the most innovative process techniques across all Sony sites, Sony UK Technology Centre (UK) has successfully expanded the business incubation centre and the third party collaborative manufacturing business in Pencoed, including the production of more than six million Raspberry Pis under license for two world-wide distributors, element14 and RS Components.

Sony UKTEC offers staff a training and development programme through its Sony Wales Academy. As well as providing training and mentoring opportunities for its staff, the company also offers training facilities for external organisations that want to develop their knowledge and skills.