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Through the successful deployment of the Magal key lean principals and value proposition we offer, Magal Engineering Ltd are able to continue supplying low and high technology products including assemblies from the UK to Europe and the Far East at a cost which is competitive, and in some cases far less, than can be achieved from LCC's such as China and Romania.

Magal are investing in the latest manufacturing equipment, robotics and automated production processes, to ensure competitiveness is maintained in the global marketplace

Lean and Business Transformation

Magal Engineering specialise in turning round companies with over 10 successful turnarounds in the last 4 years. We achieve this by implementing our Magal Lean Principles of manufacturing.

'Lean' is a word that has been misrepresented over the years. It has been linked to failed business transformations, or at least consultant's attempts in implementing 'Pilot lines', 'trial schemes' and quick improvement events. All these are isolated improvements and so are without a doubt, unsustainable over the medium and long term.

As soon as the word 'Lean' is spoken, the barriers go up. "Been there, tried that" say many managers. Direct and indirect staff alike, immediately think of redundancies and cost cutting, all in all not providing the right culture and attitude to promote lasting change. At Magal our manufacturing principles are driven with the aim to;

  • Align Company strategy and business planning with Departmental output
  • Increase productivity by at least 30%
  • Free up at least 30% of existing floor space
  • Create a standardized, sustainable environment where lasting change will automatically and quickly alter the culture and behaviour of your existing workforce, regardless of their current mind-set


Culture Change

The psychology of change ...

Perhaps the most important aspect of a transformation, getting people involved, motivated, with a feeling of ownership without them thinking of redundancies and cost cutting, will made or break a project. This is why Magal Engineering will spend so much time addressing this aspect of change management.


"Framing the Change" is key.

Go into a production environment and say to the employees that you are here to improve their efficiency and performance, and you will meet not only resistance to change, but failure to motivate and entice the experts of the job, leading to non-ownership of change, and hence unsustainable change.

Go into a production environment and say to the employees that you are here to give them the tools to help them to improve their environment, job satisfaction and customer service, and you will not only find willingness to change, but complete buy-in, creating the right environment for sustainable and creative change to occur. 

Throughout any change, training will occur as part of the transformation. All internal change agents highlighted to lead the change will be fully versed in the topics listed below, with this training occurring as part of the diagnostics section of our process, giving the internal change agents and senior management team the necessary tools required to identify the ideal future state.

More internally trained employees make for not only a shorter return on investment, but is another foundation stone to creating sustainable change.

The Role of a Leader;

  • Winning the hearts and minds of all employees
  • Business planning
  • Financial planning
  • Control Sustainable change


The Core Tools;

  • Takt Time Production
  • Principles of one piece flow
  • Work Measurement & Work Balance
  • Problem Follow Up - Principles
  • Quick Response Meetings
  • The 7 Wastes
  • Value Stream Mapping / Material and Information Flow Analysis (MIFA)
  • 5 's' and workplace management
  • The Importance of Visual Management
  • Lean Logistics
  • Kanban