North East engineering firm nets award for defence work

North East engineering firm nets award for defence work

A Cramlington based engineering company has received a Programme Supplier Award from a prestigious global aerospace firm, for outstanding co-operation and work ethic.

Renown Group, based in Cramlington, has won a Supplier Recognition Award from aerospace and defence business Lockheed Martin UK, in appreciation of the ongoing expert contribution Renown has made to one of their programmes.

Lockheed MartinUK utilised Renown Group’s fabrication and manufacturing services on the Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme (WCSP) with great success. The project took six months to complete and involved a high quality skill set in fabrication and machining as well as excellent client-supplier communication.

The WCSP is a £1 billion programme to upgrade the British Army’s Warrior vehicles, to extend their life to 2040 and beyond. The Warrior has been in service with the British Army since 1988 and has been deployed in combat roles in both Iraq wars, Bosnia and Afghanistan.

Tom Moody, Technical Manager at Renown Engineering

Jimmy Sinclair, Renown Group’s Operations Manager, has said about the achievement: “This award is a fantastic recognition for the work that has been put into this project. Our engineering team has worked closely with the client to deliver complex components to the assembly line where communication has been key, and we are delighted to receive this award.”

Tom Moody, Renown Engineering’s Technical Manager, who began at Renown as a Northumbria University KTP associate, was particularly commended for his excellent communication, detailed updates, quick turnarounds, and a general high level of customer service skills. Tom said: “We are glad to see the relationship between operators and suppliers advancing, with Renown Group contributing towards communication improvements as demonstrated in the Lockheed Martin project.”