Manufacturing and Bulk Processing

Organisations we’ve worked with in the Manufacturing and Bulk Processing Sector…

Programme highlights…

  • Launched an in-house Level 4 Improvement Apprenticeship programme for Babcock Marine and Warships and enrolled delegates onto Level 5 and Level 6 programmes to build Continuous Improvement  infrastructure
  • Delivered open Improvement Apprenticeship programmes at all levels to a broad range of employers including Organon, Kerry Foods, Lear, McLaren, United Caps, BP, Rolls Royce, Spec Savers, ABP Beef and Pirelli Tyres, resulting in excellent outcomes for learners and employers
  • Developed a tailored Six Sigma Advanced Quality Tools programme for Toyota to fit with their Toyota Business Practices methodology, and delivered to multiple cohorts over 10 years - used levy-funding to Yellow, Green, Black and Master Black Belt capability since 2018
  • Delivered multiple Level 4 Improvement Apprenticeship programmes at two GSK sites resulting in significant bottom-line benefits, and enrolled delegates onto Level 5 and Level 6 programmes to deliver efficiency improvements and support Continuous Improvement infrastructure
  • Delivered Improvement Apprenticeship programmes for Brose and in-house Green Belt programmes
  • Developed and delivered a bespoke multi-layered Design for Six Sigma programme at Shanghai Automotive in conjunction with IEG to build global capability
  • Delivered a multi-layered Six Sigma Train the Trainer and Intervention-Support programme for BAE Systems to drive cost reductions and build capability
  • Delivered a Lean Six Sigma Green and Black Belt programme for Kimal and its key suppliers to improve delivery performance and reduce costs, all within the framework of a strategic change programme
  • Delivered Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training and coaching to Joy Mining and Tulip Limited as part of open programmes, yielding bottom-line benefits plus skills and confidence to deliver more

Here’s what our clients say…

“The training from Capella has provided our staff with the tools and methods to tackle problems and fundamentally improve the business.”

Lee Davey, Business Improvement Manager, Electricity Alliance“The improvements have led directly to us securing a new 3 year contract along with replacement business and other commercial opportunities.” 

Andy Watts, FW Cables

“I feel like we’re all working towards the same goal now. As a result of this programme, we’re going to take a strategic look at our business structure in terms of customers, pricing and manufacturing. Communication is now much stronger between all departments and our customer service is now far more proactive.”

Steve Hardeman, Managing Director, Clevedon Fasteners

“We estimate the results from these projects are worth over £240k p.a.”

Jonathan Davies, Director UK and Europe, Autoneum

"Capella has fulfilled our expectation with professionalism.  It was a real pleasure to learn from them.  I have developed my training and coaching skills and have now successfully delivered what our organisation needs - thanks to Capella Associates."

Marius Balint, Black Belt Six Sigma, Autoliv

Download our case studies to see the results we've delivered…

Automotive Industry

Case Study - ToyotaCase Study - Toyota (247 KB)

Case Study - ClamasonCase Study - Clamason (284 KB)

Case Study - UYTCase Study - UYT (237 KB)

Case Study - WebastoCase Study - Webasto (259 KB)

Case Study - CMKCase Study - CMK (279 KB)

Case Study - B2Case Study - B2 (264 KB)

Case Study - WHSCase Study - WHS (257 KB)

Case Study - BeakbaneCase Study - Beakbane (136 KB)

Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Industries

Power generation

Aerospace Industry

Electronics Industry

Food and Beverages Industry



  • Client Testimonials

    Examples of Our Clients

  • Testimonials

    • Capella have provided a superbly structured programme, and have proven to be entirely supportive of delegates in completing their apprenticeship with confidence. Key to this has been the instructor’s knowledge of the subject matter, allowing him to apply the theory to a variety of scenarios in the delegates’ work. We have appreciated the instructor being approachable, flexible and understanding of the challenges of extra-curricula activity for people with busy jobs. All staff that we’ve engaged with at Capella have been professional, welcoming and clear in their communication.

      Mark Robbins, Retail and Pension Operations Training and Communications, Fidelity International

    • Capella’s focus on developing long-term relationships and their continual search for innovative approaches to upskilling has enabled Toyota and many other employers to learn and apply best practice Problem Solving tools which deliver great outcomes for all. In our experience, no other training provider has taken such a lead role in the development of sector wide initiatives such as the Automotive Industrial Partnership and development of the ‘improvement suite’ of Apprenticeship standards. Capella constantly seeks innovative opportunities to deliver an excellent service to the learner and to the business.

      Paul Fitzpatrick | Senior Manager | Toyota UK

    • We have found Capella really professional and flexible and their passion for delivering high quality training is a culture we have in common between us and has made working with them highly beneficial. Their knowledge of the automotive sector in particular has also been very useful and has simplified working together to create a really excellent training programme. In addition, they have managed to modify their usual commercial programmes in line with government approved apprenticeship standards, which has enabled us to utilise our Apprenticeship Levy to fund the training.

      Chris Bauman | Group Managing Director

    • Capella are delivering the Business Improvement L4 programme to a cohort of 12 staff at our Barnard Castle site. We chose Capella after a series of meeting with Kate and her team and from day 1 we have been impressed with the professionalism, enthusiasm and knowledge of the team. The staff have really thrived on the learning schedule and through working with the programme tutors and we have had nothing but positive feedback. Internal changes on site have impacted on the programme delivery, which Capella took this in their stride, adapting delivery timelines, providing support and working with those facing change has added another dimension to the relationship that has been developed between the site and Capella. While still in delivery mode GSK already believes that the programme has been a success for all involved and we look forward to its completion and sharing that success within the organisation.

      Tim Buchanan | Apprenticeship Vendor Manager | Talent, Leadership and Organisation Development- Centre of Excellence

    • Capella worked closely with Wilko to deeply understand our needs at a strategic and operational level, helping us to jointly explore a range of options to meet these needs. Capella have an experienced team of Lean Six Sigma experts. Their programme design, management expertise and resources are second to none. Wilko have been allocated a dedicated Account Manager which helps us ensure the learner is always front of mind. Capella’s programmes have developed the knowledge, skills and drive of our Wilko delegates to seek and implement improvements in every process, constantly reducing costs, waste and inefficiencies. Capella also enabled Wilko’s leadership of continuous improvement to be showcased through the publication of an extensive article for the Chartered Quality Institute's Quality World magazine.

      Teresa Ward, Wilko Talent Programme Manager, Wilko

    • I would sincerely like to thank you again and the fabulous team at Capella for the dedication shown in achieving the Black Belt qualification. It is such a pleasure to work so closely with passionate professional people and I hope our partnership continues to grow especially with the role out of the new standards.

      Richard Bates, Managing Director, Qualitrain

    • "Capella are a company that keep to their word, they have supported me fully during and even after my projects have been completed. The coaching team are always on hand to help with any issues and often put themselves out to ensure support is available. Highly recommend anyone looking to progress their career to take a look at Capella."

      Chris Woodcock, Jaguar Land Rover