Scientific and industrial imaging specialist Atik Cameras is streamlining production as Pedro Matos heads up Atik Cameras production facilities in Lisbon.
Pedro will oversee production and logistics operations at the Portuguese production facility of Atik Cameras. The appointment was made due to the considerable growth the company has seen in the last two years and the subsequent scaling up of production volumes to meet the needs of the expanding customer base, particularly into the scientific and OEM markets.
Director Rui Tripa commented, "Pedro was brought in as a consultant originally, but his extensive experience in high-volume production and key manufacturing organisation management had such a valuable impact, his position was made permanent. His input will be essential for the path Atik intends to take for the future."
Pedro commented: “I am thrilled to have been appointed as the General Manager at Atik at such a pivotal time for the company with so many innovative products being developed by our talented teams, both in the UK and Portugal.”
When asked how the company has adapted to the increased volume of sales, Pedro commented: “Due the diversity of our products in terms of technologies, technical characteristics and volumes, the production area had to be restructured to provide different output levels. We are now able to produce in Job Production, Batch Production and in Flow Production, depending on the individual need of each product, allowing us to maintain a flexible and efficient way of working.
“Atik has implemented a Lean Manufacturing approach, to improve production processes and develop a continuous improvement culture. Lean principles provide a framework for creating an efficient and effective organisation that aims for excellence.’