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New Holland’s Basildon Plant is showered with manufacturing honours 
New Holland’s Basildon Plant is showered with manufacturing honours
New Holland’s Basildon plant, which produces the 112 to 228 hp award-winning T6 and T7 tractor ranges, has been honoured no fewer than three times at one of Britain’s most prestigious manufacturing awards.
Not only did it take the World Class Manufacturing Award and the Manufacturing in Action Award, but it was also runner up for the most prestigious prize of the evening: the British Manufacturer of the Year Award.

The ceremony, organised by The Manufacturer Magazine, was held at Lancashire County Cricket Club. The event played host to around fifty of Britain’s top manufacturing companies. The guest speakers included the United Nations commander in the Bosnian conflict, Sir Bob Stewart and the former land speed record holder, Richard Noble OBE.

Basildon Plant Manager Colin Larkin, was at the event with 20 of his colleagues. He accepted the World Class Manufacturing award on behalf of the company:

Having worked at Basildon for over 20 years in a variety of positions, it was with sheer delight that I went up to accept these awards. I think they really acknowledge what the team has managed to achieve so far.
“After several years of hard work, we’ve transformed the plant and the way it works and this significant industry recognition is a credit to the 600 people who work in manufacturing at the Basildon plant. The timing for these awards comes at an incredibly exciting time for New Holland, as the company continues to develop cutting-edge innovations and customer solutions which place us at the forefront of agricultural manufacturing

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