TPI Europe and MCP Consulting and Training tied for top accolade
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Posted to News on 2nd Apr 2015, 11:01

TPI Europe and MCP Consulting and Training tied for top accolade

TPI Europe and MCP Consulting and Training were inseparable during Maintec's Lions' Lair, so both were crowned winners live on the show floor. The competition, which took place on Tuesday 24 March at Birmingham's NEC, saw four courageous competitors pitch their most pioneering products to a panel of maintenance experts.

TPI Europe and MCP Consulting and Training tied for top accolade

The panel of Lions (judges) included: Simon O'Rouke, Maintenance Team Leader at Siemens, Elaine McAdam, Engineering Services Team Leader at William Grant & Sons and Nqabeni Hlongwane Facilities Engineer and Consultant.

MCP Consulting and Training pitched its innovative concept, the Manufacturing Cost Improvement Programme. With more than 1400 food and drink manufacturers at risk of collapse by the end of 2014, due to the brutal price war between Britain's major supermarkets, this innovation is a potential life saver. The programme finds opportunities for improvement and therefore cost savings across production, planning, warehousing and engineering in just 10 to 12 weeks. The programme uses data from over 700 food manufacturing assessments, which is what makes it unique in the marketplace.

On winning the Lions' Lair accolade, John Saysell, Head of Technical Training and Business Development at MCP Consulting and Training commented: "The price war is a massive issue within the food and drink industry at the moment and more companies are going to go bust unless they look at their manufacturing processes. It was fantastic to see that the audience agreed with us, because we beat three tangible products with our service. Overall the Lions' Lair was a great experience."

Also victorious in the Lair was TPI Europe, with its new product, the VibRanger online vibration analyser and condition monitoring system. It adds to the already established handheld vibration analysis products, combining high-performance vibration analysis with various modes of reporting, from simple digital alarms through to comprehensive PC and Cloud based software.

After the Lions' Lair success, Dr Russ Sion, Managing Director at TPI Europe commented: "The Lions' Lair is always great fun to take part in. This year's competition turned out to be a fantastic networking opportunity for my company; through it I am now in talks with a business that I don't think I would have met, had it not been for the Lions' Lair. So it was well worth taking part."

The two other companies who battled it out for the show's top accolade were Alpine Components and Eurotech.

The Lions' Lair competition formed part of the highly anticipated showfloor entertainment that took place on day one of the show. Maintec 2015 is co-located with Facilities Management - the UK's only event for the facilities industry outside London plus The Health & Safety Event and Easyfairs' new show, Cleaning 2015, which is focused on buyers and suppliers from within the cleaning industry.

For further information about MCP's Manufacturing Cost Improvement Programme, please visit

MCP Consulting Group

Blythe Valley Innovation Centre
Blythe Valley Business Park
B90 8AJ

+44 (0)121 506 9032

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