Under the watchful eye of Terry Hanley, Bond Its Production Team operate from a 90,000 square metre Production and Warehousing facility and are responsible for the manufacture of over 910 lines - that's a lot of product!! With over 20 years of managerial experience, Terry who joined Bond It in 2022 is well versed in creative problem solving, analytical thinking and lean manufacturing. His qualifications include IOSH, HACCP (level 3), Food Safety (level 3), Lean Six Sigma (green belt) and ILM Management (level 3), so he's certainly no stranger to running a busy production environment.
From humble beginnings back in 2002 with one factory and a skeleton staff, Production is now booming and lean manufacturing processes are being implemented on a daily basis. Having been with Bond It for over 18 years, Wayne gained valuable experience working in many departments from warehousing to logistics, and was recently promoted to Production Manager where he oversees in excess of 37 employees, from machine operators to drivers.
There are 3 Supervisors working under him who are responsible for various sectors of manufacturing: Glenn Foster (Chemicals), Cassey Shields (Silicone), Craig Shields (Compounding) - and one team leader Stefan Shields (Powders). Our 3 strong maintenance team headed up by Luke Erlank also conduct daily checks on all the moving parts in the factory, ensuring down times are minimised and production time is maximised.
Growth is key at Bond It: we are continually investing in plant and people - we are expanding our compounding plant, adding a 3rd mixer (50% growth) and have increased our 5 man team to 7 in a relatively short period. Larger silicone machines are being purchased to cope with increased demand and this will give us the capacity to fill in excess of 45 million cartridges per annum. Further investment plans will be implemented in the coming years to cope with the ever increasing demand for quality products.
Bond It have a wealth of experience on the shop floor: some operatives have been with the Company for decades, in particular Jackie Rich who has been part of the Team for 20 years, collectively they ensure the smooth running of the plant and production facility - all to strict ISO criteria.