‘Build a Boiler’ winners assemble on Worcester’s production line
Published: 14 July, 2016
Nine installers have come away from Worcester, Bosch Group with a brand new boiler made with their own hands, after testing their skills on the manufacturer’s factory floor.
As part of its first ever ‘Build a Boiler’ competition, Worcester invited the winners, along with our own Group Editor Jennie Ward, to experience its manufacturing process first-hand as they constructed their very own Greenstar i. They were taken to one of the manufacturer’s four ‘lean’ assembly lines and given the chance to get hands on with the 623 parts and 441 process steps that go into every one of its boilers.
The winners then worked against the clock in a final manufacturing challenge, with the time closest to Worcester’s production line standard of 120 seconds also winning a Wave internet-connected controller. The day concluded with a visit on Worcester’s all-new factory and facilities tour, where they were offered a glimpse into the journey from part to product.
Neil Brown, of Neon Heating and Boiler Services in Hereford, said: “I do servicing for a living, so to come on the production line and get my hands in there was great – I loved it. Normally I install Greenstar CDi Classic boilers, so now when I come across a Greenstar combi boiler, I’ll know exactly where everything is.”
Martyn Bridges, director of marketing and technical support at Worcester, said: “We want installers to feel special whenever they come to our headquarters for training or a site tour. This was a fantastic opportunity to do just that, whilst inviting installers to take a look at the extensive checks and manufacturing processes that go into all of our boilers.”