Global industry leaders join Britest to gain business benefit from process understanding.

Three more leading companies have joined Britest Limited – a not-for-profit company focused on process innovation – to drive competitive advantage in their manufacturing operations through improved process understanding.

South Africa-based Anglo Platinum – the world's leading primary producer of platinum group metals, UK-based Infineum - a global leader in petroleum additives, and Kemfine UK – a leading fine chemical company - join a group of 21 international companies and academic institutions that seek to develop sustainable manufacturing solutions through innovative process design.

Britest members share a common desire to improve their business performance by gaining a better understanding of their manufacturing processes. Upon joining, member companies gain access to a suite of proprietary tools and methodologies developed through unique collaborations amongst industry and academic leaders.

Using a multi-disciplinary approach, Britest helps its members explore knowledge and understanding of their existing processes and implement process improvements through the effective deployment of its proven tools and methodologies.

Since its inception in 1998, Britest has delivered over £200 million of value to its member companies through reduced capital and operating costs, as well as delivering valuable environmental improvements.

Sue Fleet, Britest CEO said: “Britest has developed an international reputation for delivering tangible benefits to member companies through the successful development and deployment of innovative process solutions”. She added: “We are delighted to welcome our new members and we look forward to working with them in delivering process and manufacturing efficiencies for their respective companies”.

Britest’s members include some of the world’s leading companies with diverse interests across the pharmaceutical, fine chemical, mining and fuel additives sectors -  as well as leading academics in both the US and Europe. The benefit of this international collaboration enables Britest to establish a coherent view on the key global manufacturing issues facing its members.

The 21 current members are: Akzo Nobel, Anglo Platinum, AstraZeneca, Borregaard Synthesis, Excelsyn, Foster Wheeler, Fujifilm Imaging Colorants, GlaxoSmithKline, Hovione FarmaCiencia, Infineum, Jacobs Engineering, Johnson Matthey, Kemfine UK, NPIL Pharma, Pfizer, Robinson Brothers, Shasun Pharma Solutions, University of Manchester, University of Newcastle and Imperial College London and Purdue University, USA.