Our That Engineering Chat podcast features talks with leaders in the electronics and manufacturing industries discussing everything from current affairs to business challenges and industry developments.

EPISODE 5 – Oriental Motor – Automation in the Food Industry

As automation becomes more prevalent and consumers demand more sophisticated cuisine but without fuss, the production of ‘convenience food’ has had to keep pace. Nicole and Caroline chat to Paul Jepson of Oriental Motor about the food automation industry, tracking the process of safely packaging prepared food and the variety of motors and actuators the company supplies to an industry which has strict regulations and varied environmental conditions.

EPISODE 4 – Introduction
In this introduction, Nicole and Caroline discuss how the That Engineering Chat podcast came about and why the time is right for this valuable resource for engineers. They chat about guests’ (from LG Motion, MiniTec and Precision Acoustics, Relec, Oriental Motor) insights into business and engineering as well as coping with lockdown.

EPISODE 3 – Oriental Motor – Life through COVID
In this podcast, Nicole and Caroline talk to Paul Jepson of Oriental Motor UK, global motor and fan specialists, about the effect of the pandemic on the supply chain, how they managed to adapt and introduce practical measures to manage customer timelines and – most importantly – keep lead times to an absolute minimum.

EPISODE 2 – Relec Electronics
Nicole and Caroline chat with Peter Lappin, MD of Relec Electronics about how the company has adapted to maintain the staus quo, managing supply issue and introducing long term planning for short term issues. Peter champions the strengths of the UK manufacturing sector and how Relec’s collaborative approach will play a part in recovery post-Covid.

EPISODE 1 – Gary Livingstone
We chat to Gary Livingstone, MD of Minitec UK, LG Motion and Precision Acoustics about keeping three businesses operating during the Covid pandemic and how each company has found a way to accommodate staff, keep functioning, and thrive!