September 22 2017

The 14th Lean in Europe visit was to Rolls-Royce's Washington Manufacturing Facility in Tyne & Wear (UK) on 22 September 2017.

There were 25 participants from 17 countries.

The visit focused on its factory transformation journey from old to new covering:

  • Method of manufacture transformation (High Pressure Disc Machining)
  • Cultural and organisation development
  • Lean approach

Some of the participants in the Lean in Europe visit to Rolls-Royce had taken part in the previous day's EU-Japan Lean Summit in Brussels.

Social media coverage of the visit

One of the participants reported on the visit on a LinkedIn post (see the thumbnail picture at the bottom of this page).


Should you be interested in our future lean visits, please contact us or see the main Lean in Europe webpage.


EU-Japan Centre's News

Host a Japanese intern and broaden your horizons in research and development! Next year, the…
Contracting authority: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation (EUJCIC) Procurement name:…
The EU-Japan Centre is currently calling for expert report proposals for a new periodic monitoring…
The EU-Japan Centre is currently calling for expert report proposals for its quarterly ‘Japanese…
The Minerva Policy Reports deliver comprehensive research on the dynamic political, economic, and…


01/08/2024 - 31/03/2025
  The organization of the Vulcanus Programme is pending reception of a grant by the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation for the Japanese fiscal year 2024-2025: Please note that this call is…
07/10/2024 - 11/10/2024
Are you running a business that operates in the Pharma, Biotechnologies, or Life Sciences sectors? Would you like to present your technologies and products to potential partners and clients from…
Subscribe to
our newsletters

The EU-Japan Centre currently produces 5 newsletters :

  • EU-Japan NEWS - our flagship newsletter covering the Centre's support services, information about EU (or Member States) - Japan cooperation
  • Japanese Industry and Policy News
  • “About Japan” e-News (Only available for EU companies / EU organisations)
  • Japan Tax and Public Procurement Weekly Tender Digest (Only available for EU companies / EU organisations)
  • Tech Transfer Helpdesk Newsletter