David Allen Joins TXM New Zealand as Senior Consultant

TXM New Zealand is excited to announce David Allen joins as Senior Consultant in the Auckland area with over 20 years of experience in manufacturing project management and consulting across the UK and NZ. He brings an extensive and dynamic set of skills to the New Zealand team whilst being a hands-on operational leader with a logical systematic approach with a history of proven results.

David has broad skills in operations management, business continuity planning, strategic thinking & planning, change management, project management, development, and deployment of world class manufacturing programmes within multi-site / international organisations (from start-ups to advanced level), advanced quality management principles and auditing within ISO based management systems.

Over the past 20 years David has worked at some of the UK and NZ’s premier manufacturers including Abbott Diabetes Care UK, Fiat Group, DeLaRue – Bank of England, Bespak Europe and most recently New Zealand Window Shades & Fresco NZ. During his time in these roles David has held titles across a variety of roles including Operations, Quality, Management and Consulting.

David is available for consulting immediately and can travel anywhere in New Zealand. Please contact Peter Davidson on +64 21 314 991

TXM Signs MOU with Bosch Rexroth Australia

Melbourne based global operational excellence consultants, TXM Lean Solutions and world leading automation and assembly technology providers Bosch Rexroth have signed a memorandum of understanding covering co-operation between the two companies in Australia and New Zealand.

TXM are leaders in Lean manufacturing across Australia and New Zealand. Over the past 18 years they have built a reputation for practical, outcomes focused Lean implementation with sustained results. This has been built on the deep practical manufacturing experience within the TXM team. As a result, according to TXM Managing Director, “Our customers are increasingly looking to us to provide a broader perspective on operational excellence beyond Lean manufacturing.”

TXM are world leaders in factory layout design, having designed hundreds of factories across 25 countries around the world.  Increasingly these projects are requiring consideration of how automation and advanced systems can be integrated into the process. The push towards Industry 4.0 means that we are often being ask by clients to advise them on the right automation and assembly technology solutions for their businesses. TXM’s McLean says, “We have decided to seek out partnerships with “best of breed” providers across automation and systems that we can recommend to our clients. We were seeking a provider that could help our clients with robust and well-designed Lean workstations, conveyors, and material handling systems. Bosch Rexroth was therefore a perfect fit for us. We are very excited about this new agreement.”

As part of the arrangement, TXM customers will receive a discount on Bosch Rexroth products. TXM also hopes to leverage Bosch Rexroth expertise to increase customer awareness of the technology available to them and how it can be leveraged. “Our expertise is in helping customers work out the right applications for automation and assembly technology. Bosch Rexroth and its automation integration partners such as Bosch Australia Manufacturing Systems (BAMS) can then do the detailed design of customised solutions for the customer application, providing a total solution.” says McLean.

The Bosch Rexroth range includes manual production systems such as flow racks and custom assembly workstations as well conveyors, transfer systems, automatic guided vehicles, collaborative robots, and RFID systems. Several key TXM customers are already using Bosch Rexroth products and integration support from BAMS.

Experienced International Lean Manufacturing Expert Joins TXM New Zealand

Darran Allen joins TXM NZ with over 30 years’ experience

TXM New Zealand are happy to announce the appointment of a highly experienced & knowledgeable manufacturing expert to the New Zealand Consulting Team.

Darran Allen joins TXM Lean Solutions New Zealand with over 30 years’ experience as a Lean practitioner, spending the last 20 years as a Lean Consultant across the United Kingdom and New Zealand.

Originally from United Kingdom. Darran has worked with Toyota UK optimising their operations for over 10 years. Since moving to New Zealand Darran has primarily worked as a senior manufacturing expert and consultant.

He has extensive knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and continuous improvement, applying his knowledge as a business improvement professional across the FMCG and Food & Beverage Industries.

Darran can consult with businesses of any industry and has extensive experience implementing continuous improvement in varied & complex manufacturing environments. Contact TXM Lean Solutions New Zealand for more information.

Experienced International Supply Chain Expert Joins TXM New Zealand

Peter Sutcliffe joins TXM with over 30 years’ of supply chain management experience.

TXM New Zealand are happy to announce the appointment of a highly experienced & knowledgeable supply chain expert to the team. Peter Sutcliffe joins TXM Lean Solutions New Zealand with over 30 years’ experience in FMCG manufacturing, spending the last 20 years as a Supply Chain Manager & Consultant across the United Kingdom and New Zealand.

Originally from Derby, United Kingdom. Peter studied PhD level Analytical Chemistry at the University of Manchester where he worked across multiple FMCG supply chains. Since moving to New Zealand Peter has primarily worked as a senior supply chain professional and consultant.

Peter has worked with some of the UK & NZ’s largest food suppliers including Countdown Supermarkets, Villa Maria Estate, Griffins Foods, Delmaine Fine Foods, Tasti Products and Packaging Giant Amcor. He has extensive knowledge of supply chain management and continuous improvement, applying his knowledge as a supply chain professional across the FMCG & Packaging industries.

Peter has the ability to consult on supply chain issues and has extensive experience implementing continuous improvement in varied supply chain environments. Contact TXM Lean Solutions New Zealand for more information.


As TXM go from strength to strength growing across Australia, Europe, the UK and the Americas, alongside international economies roaring back into the black we are happy to announce the appointment of a new Senior Lean Consultant. Thomas Gieloff joins us in Queensland, Australia with over 20 years experience.

Thomas Gieloff – Senior Lean Consultant – Queensland, Australia

Thomas is a qualified mechanical engineer gaining his qualifications at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin. Thomas has over 20 years experience working in German Automotive and Australian heavy industry manufacturing.

He is a manufacturing specialist with broad experience in business process development, coaching cross functional teams as well as planning, development and implementation of complex Lean systems in complex environments.

While in living in Germany, Thomas worked with CNH Industrial (a major player in the german automotive industry) and Hettich Group (one of the world’s largest furniture fittings manufacturers). Since moving to Australia he has worked as a Lean Consultant and National Operations Excellence Leader for Komatsu Mining Corporation.

Thomas is available to consult across Queensland, Australia.

Welcome to the team Thomas!

TXM Becomes Approved Provider for Lean Funding Programme in New Zealand

TXM Lean Solutions New Zealand has recently  been approved as a service provider for the Callaghan Innovation Lean Programme. This programme enables eligible companies to obtain a grant of up to $NZ20,000 to fund an investment in Lean consulting and training services.

Callaghan Innovation is a government-based agency supporting hi-tech businesses across New Zealand. They partner with ambitious businesses of all sizes, providing a range of innovation and research & development services to suit any growth stage.

TXM Lean Solutions New Zealand will be providing expert consultants and industry knowledge for their Innovation skills programmes covering Lean and Digital Lean (Industry 4.0) as an approved service provider.

TXM brings a wealth of experience from working with more than 500 manufacturing, food, and distribution businesses in more than 20 countries. Our experience ranges from large scale agri-businesses to sophisticated medical device manufacturers. Our industry knowledge base is second to none.

How the Lean Program Works?

Callaghan Innovation deliver one day Lean workshops throughout New Zealand.

To sign up for one of these workshops go to the Callaghan Innovation Website

Registrations are limited to a maximum of three people per business and priority is given to registrations from businesses new to the Lean programme.

What are the Costs?

Lean one-day workshops cost $65 per person. Book by contacting [email protected]

Once you’ve attended a workshop, you can then appoint a Lean coach from TXM to get Lean implementation underway. Implementation costs over 12 months vary depending on the consultant chosen. You pay 60%, we fund 40%, up to a maximum of $20,000.

If you would like to know more about Callaghan Innovation and their Lean Programmes, please don’t hesitate to contact us or visit Callaghan Innovation

James Brycker is available to consult across all of Queensland & Northern New South Wales

TXM Lean Solutions Australia is excited to announce the appointment of another two passionate & experienced Lean experts and change managers to our consulting teams in Australia and New Zealand.

James Brycker – Senior Lean Consultant – Queensland

James Brycker joins us as a Senior Lean Consultant in Queensland. Based in Brisbane, James has extensive experience & management of automotive manufacturing, supply chain and process improvement in Sweden where he worked with Johnson Controls producing & launching new products for the S, V & C series supplying directly to Volvo.

He is a highly experienced consultant with a deep passion for assisting businesses drive cultural change, enhance employee engagement, and implement supply chain improvement processes to ensure cost savings and efficiencies, on his return to Australia James has worked with several high-profile clients developing leaders at all levels with excellent engagement and communication.

James is available for consulting across Queensland and northern NSW, If you would like to have James help you improve your people, productivity and profits don’t hesitate to contact us.


Liam Taylor – Senior Lean Consultant – South Island New Zealand

We are excited to announce the appointment of Liam Taylor to our consulting team in New Zealand. Liam joins TXM after working with JCB for 10 years in the United Kingdom where he honed his Lean & Manufacturing skills as a Lean Coordinator & then Manufacturing Engineering Manager.

Liam has extensive experience in helping businesses improve and maximise their potential. With over 20 years’ experience, Liam has worked with a wide range of businesses from smaller-scale SME’s through to world class industry-leading organisations. He is able to help businesses improve from both a financial and cultural perspective, with the emphasis on building capable and resilient businesses.

Liam has helped businesses across primary, secondary and tertiary sectors. Specifically, he has covered Manufacturing, Defence & Aerospace, Food/Beverage, Viticulture, FMCG, Automotive, Stores, Agricultural, Fishing, Hospitality, Utilities and office-based Service sectors. He has worked with organisations based in the UK, Europe, USA, and NZ as well as undertaking an advisory role in the set-up of factories in India.

Liam has also coached and mentored small businesses in their start-up and growth and has successfully run two businesses of his own. In addition, he has been involved in NZ’s Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) to help young people discover their business potential.

Away from business, Liam has owned and maintained multiple classic and performance cars and enjoys wine and travel.

Liam is based in the Nelson Bays region and will be supporting projects across the South Island and southern half of the North Island. Liam is eager to help you build capabilities and drive performance in your business.

Contact TXM for more information

TXM Lean Solutions are happy to announce the recruitment of two new consultants in New South Wales and the North Island of New Zealand. In New South Wales, TXM welcome Doug Mottram as Senior Lean Consultant. Doug Joins TXM Lean Solutions Australia in NSW with extensive experience working as a continuous improvement professional. In New Zealand we weclome Ian Lines who brings a wealth of knowledge from his time as a operations manager at automtovie suppliers.

Doug Mottram joins TXM with over 20 years experience in manaufacturing.

Meeting Demand with a New Senior Lean Consultant Doug Mottram

Doug has worked in a range of industries from Mining & Minerals to Gaming, Furniture and even Air Traffic Control. Doug has also been the President of AME (Association for Manufacturing Excellence) NSW. Doug is also the owner of The Business Advisory Board in the Sutherland Shire Business Region.

He has a passion for seeing businesses grow profitably and sustainably and will be able to help NSW clients increase productivity, drive performance and boost profitability.

Boosting Capabilities in New Zealand with New Senior Lean Consultant

Ian joins TXM with over 35 years experience in manufacturing and operations management.

Across the ditch we are excited to announce the appointment of Ian Lines as Senior Lean Consultant New Zealand. Ian started his career in Wales, UK on the shop floor as a manufacturing engineer giving him a practical understanding of production & process before becoming a Continuous Improvement Manager at Valeo a supplier to BMW, Peugeot, SaaB & General Motors.

Ian has since worked as a Lean Consultant in New Zealand helping businesses increase productivity, profits, and efficiency. Ian has developed an outstanding set of facilitator skills who constantly engages staff.

Need Help?

If you need a Lean Consultant across Australia or New Zealand, Ian and Doug are both ready to help you achieve your vision and boost your profits & productivity. Contact TXM for more information.