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Fred Grainger

Partner Lean Management

About Fred

Fred is a Business Improvement Consultant, with over 35 years’ experience in High Volume Manufacturing, including 20 years in the Automotive Industry, and additional Senior Management positions in Plastics Molding, Printing, and Auto Body Repair.

Fred began his career on the shop floor and through night school, became qualified as Industrial Engineer, winning achievement awards on the way. As an engineer, he was responsible for the design and implementation of several multi-million euro assembly line start-ups. His abilities as a problem solver brought him much notice and many opportunities to work abroad, in the UK, Sweden, Germany, France, Malaysia, the US and Japan.

In his various roles, whether as an Operations Manager, Quality Manager or Production Manager, Fred has a track record of high achievements in many and varied businesses. He has managed and motivated hugely successful workforces in some of the most challenging environments, from highly unionized workshops, to large multi-nationals, to privately owned small businesses. His policy of “People First, Profits Follow” has earned him many admirers and supporters over the years.

For the past 10 years, Fred has delivered a range of services to companies including Improvement Opportunity Assessments, Improvement Projects (Kaizen), Supervisory Training and Coaching, and training and implementation of Lean Manufacturing Principles and Tools.


  • High Volume Manufacturing
  • Lean Training and Implementation
  • Cost Reduction
  • Team Building
  • Problem Solving
  • Quality Improvements
  • Manufacturing Processes Design