Apprentice William Davies has saved his employer £20,000 a year by automating a product assembly system.
William, 20, from Llwydcoed, Aberdare, works for Kautex Textron CVS Ltd in Hengoed, a multi-national business specialising in clear vision systems for the automotive industry.
His other achievements to date include commissioning a new Rapid Prototyping 3D printer to assist in autonomous vehicle systems development and implementing Health and Safety and productivity improvements.
William achieved an Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacture (Engineering Technical Support) six months ahead of schedule at Coleg y Cymoedd, receiving two awards. He is now working towards a Level 4 HNC in Mechanical Engineering at Bridgend College.
Steve Mills, continuous improvement and technical manager, praised William’s all-round ability, saying he is already working to the level of a graduate manufacturing engineer.