Tenneco celebrate employees gaining MADE Cymru qualifications


Tenneco is one of the world’s leading designer, manufacturers, and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers, with approximately 78,000 team members working at more than 300 sites worldwide.

Jonathan Caswell, Luc Saunders, Christian Sandry and Conor Protheroe from the Merthyr Tydfil site, completed their Continuous Improvement with Industry 4.0 course with MADE Cymru. The team worked together on a project to reduce quality wall failures on MLA L460 Final Assembly (R31). Their project achieved a final saving of £28K and the team have just been awarded their qualification.

Jon Caswell thought the MADE Cymru course was brilliant. He said, “the tutor, Dave Jones delivered a fantastic presentation each week, teaching us the tools to continuously improve our company. It’s a great qualification that helps us and Tenneco. I learned a lot by doing the course project in real time to resolve current issues in the FA3 value stream. I would recommend this course to anyone willing to invest in themselves and make positive changes.”

Dave Jones, lecturer at MADE Cymru said, “It’s been fantastic teaching Jon, Luc, Christian and Conor from Tenneco. They’ve been enthusiastic, motivated, and driven since day 1 and the impact of their group project has been incredible. Tenneco as an organisation is passionate about continuous improvement and that is very evident.”

We love that Jon is holding a photo of Conor, to make sure he’s included!

A big congratulations from the MADE Cymru team.

All MADE Cymru courses are accredited by University of Wales Trinity Saint David.