Nippon Electric Glass (NEG)

To reinforce the world for a better, sustainable future.
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https://www.neg.co.jp/en/

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Nippon Electric Glass (NEG) is a global manufacturer of speciality glass founded more than half a century ago, and over the years has consistently focused on developing and improving its glassmaking technology and introducing new products.

In addition to the production facilities in Japan that constitute its core base, NEG established plants overseas to meet global demand, including the acquisition of Electric Glass Fiber in the UK, Netherlands and US. NEG’s philosophy is a quest for sustainable growth focusing on 'People, Planet, Profit'. The way they see it, creative manufacturing is achieved through state-of-the-art technological development, the highest quality standards, efficient production, and a steady supply of products, all underpinned by a fundamental dedication to environmental sustainability.

NEG's UK site is the country's largest manufacture of specialist glass fibre for use in a wide range of industries, located in Wigan, with 250 employees.

Servicing the automotive and renewable energy markets, the products are at the very heart of Europe’s off-shore and on-shore Wind Energy initiatives, and critical to the electrification of vehicles to reduce carbon emissions.

At the centre of the company’s foundations is its people. They live and breathe the company values and its ‘One Team’ culture, creating a positive, inclusive and exciting working environment for all of its teammates.

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Giving Something Back

79% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

Nippon actively promotes fundraising through its internal Wellness Team. Each year, colleagues are given the opportunity to nominate a 'Charity of the Year', which in 2022 is Wigan and Leigh Hospice. Plans for fundraising events, such as raffles and dress-down Fridays, are underway. The business makes its own contribution at the end of the year.
Personal Growth

66% of staff agreed

This job is good for my own personal growth

To help with succession planning and knowledge gaps within the business, NEG has recently introduced an internship programme, extended the number of apprenticeships it has available and sourced market experts into newly created roles. It’s also introduced internal and accredited leadership programmes and used knowledge sessions to strengthen employees’ understanding of glass.
My Manager

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I feel that my manager talks openly and honestly with me

Managers receive a variety of support to help them in their roles, which can include sponsorship for further education, mentoring programmes, job shadowing, secondments and coaching from both their own line managers and recognised coaches.
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79% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

Nippon actively promotes fundraising through its internal Wellness Team. Each year, colleagues are given the opportunity to nominate a 'Charity of the Year', which in 2022 is Wigan and Leigh Hospice. Plans for fundraising events, such as raffles and dress-down Fridays, are underway. The business makes its own contribution at the end of the year.
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66% of staff agreed

This job is good for my own personal growth

To help with succession planning and knowledge gaps within the business, NEG has recently introduced an internship programme, extended the number of apprenticeships it has available and sourced market experts into newly created roles. It’s also introduced internal and accredited leadership programmes and used knowledge sessions to strengthen employees’ understanding of glass.
My Manager
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73% of staff agreed

I feel that my manager talks openly and honestly with me

Managers receive a variety of support to help them in their roles, which can include sponsorship for further education, mentoring programmes, job shadowing, secondments and coaching from both their own line managers and recognised coaches.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1949
Total number of UK employees
Number of UK locations
46
Employee average age
93% : 7%
Male : Female employee ratio
15%
Employees earning £35k+
3%
Employee turnover (voluntary)
Quote from the top...
People are at the heart of our business and if we didn’t have such engaged employees in the workplace, we wouldn’t succeed in our marketplace. We consider our employees as pragmatic partners to our business, as they understand the security that comes from working with a business partner; helping us to do the right things for our team. We are compelled to embrace the commitment of our people and look constantly for opportunities to recognise their extraordinary dedication.

Steve Keeton, Managing Director

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