With more than 50 yrs operating in Australia, FMP Group is this country?s largest manufacturer and marketer of friction material products in both the Original Equipment and Independent Aftermarkets.
Recent years however, have seen an erosion of the Company?s position in this specialized market, with increasing pressure from Asian and South American friction material manufacturers.
In order to effectively compete with the ?emerging economies?, FMP Group has initiated a Continuous Improvement Program that is having impact from the Boardroom to the factory floor.
However improvement is not simply about making product faster and cost cutting, it?s about identifying waste and reducing it or eliminating it; importantly it?s about giving people the skills and tools to see waste and then giving them the opportunity to do something about it.
Improvement is also about prudent capital investment coupled with a structured program of low-cost, no-cost improvement; it?s also about every person in the business understanding the agenda.