Coventry pharmaceutical manufacturer increases capacity & productivity with help from MGP | Manufacturing Growth Programme

Premier Health Products Ltd, formed in 1989, is a UK manufacturer of vitamins and health supplements. Operating from their purpose-fitted manufacturing facility in Coventry, they formulate, design, package and distribute on behalf of their customers throughout the UK and to over 30 export markets.

The business was faced with the challenge of improving the standard of their newly purchased premises to achieve their desired level of standards and accreditation. The business wanted to enhance their professional and smart environment to allow visitors to be welcomed to tour the premises. They also needed to build a production area suitable for food supplement packaging. This is where the Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP) were able to assist them.

When the business sought the support of MGP, they worked with Manufacturing Growth Manager Michelle Connor who took them through a business review using GROWTHmapper®; the market leading business diagnostic tool. The results of this analysis showed that their predominant strengths are people, skills, and quality. Inversely, their key improvement area was identified as productivity.

Michelle then worked with Premier Health Products on an improvement project to implement the required changes to the business. Through the programme, they were also able to access grant funding towards the cost of building a new mezzanine floor. This has helped to achieve their production and capacity goals. Furthermore, they have been able to create a new Quality Assurance Officer role because of the business improvements.

Michelle commented on her time with the business, “This is a great example of how targeted business support can help a manufacturer unlock new opportunities and build the capacity in the warehouse to allow the business to grow and increase production.”

Adam Petros, Commercial Director of Premier Health Products added; “After a 2-year fit-out, we finally moved into site at Falkland Close in September 2020. Since the move, our capacity has increased by 40%, partly thanks to the grant provided by MGP. Since early 2020, we’ve seen a significantly increased appetite for food supplements in across our markets. Our increased capacity has allowed us to full capitalise on this increased demand.”

Future plans for the business include growing Premier Health Products Limited to invest further in our site and more manufacturing machinery, in order to further increase our manufacturing capacity.

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