CASE STUDY: Employees trained in materials engineering helped company reduce trial times

Envases employees were among 1,000 people to have benefited from METaL’s Materials and Manufacturing training courses*, increasing expertise and innovation within the company. 

Envases offer expertise, innovation and tooling developed in-house, and are fully equipped to handle customer packaging requirements. The company is committed to improving quality and efficiency; this is achieved by investing in R&D, and also by investing in the continuous improvement of their experienced employees. 

Six Envases employees attended METaL’s fully-funded Manufacturing Technology, Arc Welding, Practical Metallurgy and CAD courses in a bid to upskill staff and develop knowledge and the company’s offering to its customers within Wales and beyond. 

The courses have allowed Envases to develop as a business and carry out technical analysis of incoming materials. It has also helped employees understand better the effects of using different alloys – including more sustainable options – in the process of aerosol manufacture.  

Developing the workforce and providing future leaders of Welsh industry with practical skills is key to enabling a Net Zero future.

METaL* worked with Welsh businesses and offering work-based learning to close skills gaps in industries such as materials engineering and manufacturing tech, therefore enabling the industry to develop less-carbon intensive practices and provide real economic benefits. 


“We are currently developing different alloys for our process, and the information delivered during the course helped us understand the effects different minerals have during the forming process, this in turn reduced our trial times. The knowledge within the METaL Project team is second to none.” 

Christopher Lamb, a Quality Technician for Envases 


 *Funding for the METaL project has now ended, but a new project N0W Skills is run by the same team and offers similar free and accredited training to businesses across South West Wales.