New Executive Team

At Almond and Multex we always try to promote from within the team and have made various internal promotions in the last 12 months.  Carrying on this tradition the board were delighted to promote Michelle Quinn to the position of Managing Director and to promote Steven Wilson to the board in the position of Manufacturing Director.

Michelle joined Almond 15 years ago as a junior straight from school and has risen very rapidly to manager, director and now Managing Director based on ability, sheer hard work and determination.  Michelle is very dedicated and focused on improving and growing the business and ensuring we offer the best possible service to our customers. Michelle is passionate about training the next generation of engineers and is a board member at the charity Edeta (an apprentice training organisation for the east of Scotland), a Regional Board Member of Developing Young Workforce West Lothian and in the past a Mentor at Career Ready. Please don’t hesitate to contact Michelle if there is anything we can do to support you.

Steven Wilson returned to Almond last year and has made a considerable impact in reducing delivery times and improving efficiency.  Steven has a strong manufacturing background having started his career as a Toolmaker before moving into various industries such as Chemical, Production and Engineering. He brings to Almond great experience of Lean techniques and a real passion for manufacturing. Steven shares Michelle’s passion for excellent customer service and looks forward to working with Michelle to take the company to a new level, so please don’t hesitate to contact him should you have any questions.

New Visor Design

During the Covid Pandemic there has been a high demand for PPE, particularly for masks and visors. Almond have been assisting in the design and manufacture of the Provizage visor. Made in the UK, its unique design does not attach to the head, but sits on the chest, protecting the neck and face from liquids. The reusable visor reduces clinical waste and saves organisations money compared to disposable visors.

Like many innovative companies, Provizage were looking for expertise to bring their design to life and test it. Our design teams began by putting together detailed CAD drawings so the inventors could see their product in 3D against a head form. This helped them refine the design to ensure it could be made cost effectively without compromising quality. Our 3D printing team produced prototypes to check that components fitted together well and potential buyers could see the concept.

“Almond Engineering has provided invaluable expertise that made the process of bringing an innovative British design to market very easy. They were responsive, skillful and helpful, supporting us with their in-depth knowledge of engineering and manufacturing. Having prototypes allowed us to refine the design to ensure we did not make expensive mistakes later in production.   We brought our visor from paper to market in just 8 weeks and could not have done this without Almond,” says Richard Howarth, Provizage inventor.

Almond’s in house Design Team work on a wide variety of projects including Automation, Design for Manufacture, Reverse Engineering of spare parts, Design of Special Purpose Machines and Design of Safety Guards.  We would be delighted to speak with you about any upcoming projects.