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Tech Projects grows design team with new recruits

Posted on 23 Sep 2020 and read 545 times
Tech Projects grows design team with new recruitsTech Projects’ design team consisting of Michael Sinclair (left) and Mark Walt

Gateshead-based Tech Projects has strengthened its in-house design team with the addition of two new project engineers.

The company designs and manufactures conveyor systems as well as manufacturing and installing structural access and material handling solutions.

The two project engineers, Michael Sinclair and Mark Walt, bring with them more than 50 years of combined manufacturing expertise to Tech Projects’ design team. Customers can now benefit from their decades of hands-on experience and understanding of industry, safety standards and regulations.

Tech Projects has more than 20 years’ experience in providing conveyor systems and delivering high-quality stainless-steel fabrication services, from initial design through to on-site installation.

The design team has the capabilities to fabricate industrial solutions of all shapes and sizes and can build to 3-D print or use its in-house 3-D design resources to design, test and manufacture tailored solutions.

Mr Sinclair has more than 20 years’ experience working in stainless steel fabrication and steel engineering. He previously held a series of positions at Tech Projects and started his career on the shopfloor, where he gained valuable knowledge of the manufacture and implementation of conveyor systems and structural access and material handling solutions.

During his time as a foreman with Tech Projects, he supported the organisation in the planning of projects, as well as assisting with the design of conveyors and access systems. It was this experience which demonstrated how his knowledge could be used within the design stage of projects.

Mark Walt brings with him extensive experience in the food and beverage sector. His knowledge of health and safety regulations is particularly important for Tech Projects’ work in creating solutions for environments where hygiene is of paramount importance, such as food processing plants, bottling plants and dairy plants.

Mr Sinclair said: “Roles I have held both on the shopfloor and in the office, supporting procurement, have contributed greatly to my current level of experience.

“Bringing my technical knowledge to the office, I began supporting the design team by drawing up access and material handling solutions such as access platforms and mezzanine floors.

“I enjoy the challenge of being able to create bespoke designs for specific requirements and helping businesses meet their objectives.”

Mr Walt said: “I’ve been working my way up in this industry for almost 30 years and bring architectural specialisms to the design team. Having worked with balustrades and staircases for use in the hospitality sector, such as pubs and hotels, I haveve gained both a decorative and a practical perspective when it comes to installing solutions.”

Michael Donachie, Tech Projects general manager said: “Mark and Michael have an excellent relationship with our customers and are well versed in the delivery of our projects, from the initial design concept through to design stage, manufacture and installation.

“Their extensive practical experience will be used to produce designs that take into consideration our clients working environments and their challenges, ensuring that ergonomic practicality is taken into account.

“Despite the current economic landscape, we are seeing high demand from key industries including food processing, and it is fantastic to be playing a part in supporting those sectors with innovative solutions. I’m extremely proud of the Tech Projects team for their continued ability to swiftly meet the changing needs of our customers.”

As part of the Go 2 Engineering Group, Tech Projects can draw on the complementary capabilities of NDT Equipment Supplies and CV Precision Engineering to offer a wide range of engineering services to industry, including non-destructive testing products and equipment, hydraulic fixtures, manual fixtures and machine tooling.

The company can provide its stainless-steel fabrication expertise, products and material handling solutions, plus its conveyor systems, to sectors including pharma, chemical processing, medical, logistics and warehousing.

The company has also been responsive and supportive of its customers in key sectors, such as food and drink manufacture and has designed, manufactured and installed a number of screens to support safe working practices in relation to Covid-19.

In addition, the company has developed a hand-sanitising unit on wheels which means it can be easily transported around facilities, helping to reduce and manage downtime while staff adopt more rigorous sanitising and hygiene routines.