YAMATO APPOINTS NEW PROJECT MANAGEMENT HEAD

John Mulligan has joined Yamato Scale Dataweigh UK (Yamato) as project manager, tasked with implementing processes aimed at managing Yamato’s growing customer base and delivering integrated solutions from across its range of specialist weighing machinery.

With a background in overseeing projects within the automotive, medical technology and heavy industry sectors, John has worked in engineering for the past 15 years. He has gained Chartered Engineer status and Prince2 project management certification along the way.

Commenting on the project manager role, Yamato’s commercial operations manager Andrea Spencer said: “It’s a challenging role with a steep learning curve but John does have plenty of experience with project management best practice and managing jobs through to their completion.”

The appointment is the beginning of an overhaul for Yamato, which previously has interfaced each department directly with the customer.

“There is a lot of expertise in Yamato, they’re a great team with a lot of experience and knowledge within their specialised industry,” said John, “Integrating that experience and using it to manage what we do, from the sale through to the installation, is what this role is all about but it will be a team effort.”

The role was created to accommodate increased customer growth, providing a single point of contact to assist all customers with their purchasing, installations and commissioning in order to allow the sales and operations teams to focus their activity. Co-ordinating the sales, technical and commercial operations divisions of Yamato is part of a streamlining of its current processes.

John Mulligan said: “We’ve agreed what we’re going to focus on, now comes the implementation and that’s where things really get interesting!”

Outside of the office, John has experience managing a very different type of challenge. Married and with two sons, aged seven and 10, his time outside of Yamato is mostly taken up with involvement in helping with their budding martial arts and athletics careers.

“They do take up most of my spare time,” John admitted, “but when I can find the time and weather permitting, I’m out on my Yamaha R1, for either a casual few hours of riding with friends in the Yorkshire Moors or a track day or two.”

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Yamato is one of the leading global manufacturers of commercial weighing equipment and with over 90 years' manufacturing experience, we know what our customers need and expect. Originally founded in 1922 as The Weighing Machine Division of Kawanishi Kikai K.K and later rebranded as Yamato Scale Ltd, Yamato is proud of its Japanese heritage; our passion to provide quality multihead weighers and deliver superior customer support is what drives us. As a result Yamato’s multihead weighers have gained an unrivalled reputation worldwide, and our weighing machines are trusted by manufacturers in a range of industries across the globe; from granulated products and confectionery to meat and IQF frozen produce. As pioneers of multihead weighing technology, Yamato provide multihead weighers that are both eco-friendly and innovative to meet the needs of manufacturers today. Yamato’s multihead weighers and checkweighers are energy efficient, accurate, hygienic, and easy to operate. The Dataweigh Omega multihead weigher, for instance, boasts a 60% reduction in power consumption without compromising on speed or effectiveness. As well as providing quality industrial weighing machines, you can expect outstanding expert customer service from Yamato. With same-day engineer support and 100% spare parts availability for UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa, your needs are placed at the forefront of everything we do.

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