The Opportunity

Toyota Lean Clusters Programme

The Welsh Government and the Toyota Lean Management Centre, Deeside, have collaborated to offer businesses in Wales a unique opportunity to achieve sustainable improvements in competitiveness.

The programme aims to bring measurable improvements in productivity, through the sharing and coaching of lean management principles.

Delivered by experienced Toyota practitioners, participants will receive a mixture of:

  • Classroom theory
  • Immersive shop floor observation
  • Examples of practical application all delivered at Toyota’s Deeside engine facility, plus
  • Worksite coaching at participant company sites to support productivity improvements

Flexible programmes to suit your business


Eye openers
For companies who are new to the concept of lean, an introduction to lean principles and the Toyota Way through a 1-day taster sessions held at Deeside. With 50% support from Welsh Government, these sessions will cost £190 per person excl. VAT.
Lean Start
A hybrid programme for companies ready to change that includes 3 days coaching at Toyota Deeside plus 5 days practical project assistance from a Toyota coach at your own company site. After 75% Welsh Government support, the cost per company for up to 3 delegates is £1,703 excl. VAT.
Lean Plus
Lean Plus provides ten days of in company support from a Toyota coach who will help instigate and guide larger, transformational lean projects. With 50% Welsh Government support, the cost of Lean Plus is £3,180 per company excl. VAT.
  • Lean Networks

    The programme will support a Lean Network giving participants the opportunity to connect, engage and learn from each other.

  • Get in Touch

    If you are interested in participating in the Welsh Government Toyota Lean Clusters Programme please contact

Developing a lean culture


310% increase in capacity and 50% reduction in defects. Improvements which have supported business growth.

"There was no other investment we have made in the last 18 months that had a better return on investment than this! Our team have seen a massive difference in improvements since we started with the Toyota team, the Lean learning they teach gets passed through to everyone in the company in our morning meetings and we feel this investment has enabled Rototherm Group as a whole." 

Oliver Conger - Managing Director

Workplace Organisation

Fitzgerald Plant Services Ltd

67% increase in capacity. 

Recognising the link between staff development and success an induction process was developed and successfully introduced. In a recent RISQS assessment this attracted a rare positive comment from the auditors.

Changeover Improvement (SMED)

Airflo fishing products ltd

A staggering £500,000 increase in profits from reducing the time needed to change between products and standardisation of this improved process.

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Toyota Lean Management Centre
Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd
Deeside Industrial Park

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    The 5 day workshop explores in detail the concepts of the Toyota Production System and Toyota Way behaviours. A real appetite for Lean is essential, this course is no holiday.

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