RITCHIE: The design process is never complete


Having developed over the decades from agricultural blacksmith to industrial gas expert, RITCHIE now offers its customers a complete cylinder handling equipment service and a commitment to continual product improvement.

For some companies, the idea that its products will never finish being designed is the stuff of nightmares. However, for Forfar-based gas bundle specialist RITCHIE, it’s almost a standard way of thinking.

The company’s commitment to continual improvement is such that whenever a product is produced, the team holds a review to evaluate the process. They ask how things could have been done better, how the product could have been delivered at lower cost to the customer and how the manufacturing process could have been streamlined.

The result is that a company founded in 1870 as a blacksmith’s forge, is now amongst the world’s leading providers of Cylinder gas handling equipment & bundles.

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