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KTP helps shipping company increase profitability and production

20 March 2018

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KTP helps shipping company increase profitability and production

Ship repair and maintenance facilities company, A&P Falmouth, increased their profitability, production facilities and global commercialisation opportunities after working with the University of Exeter.

Eighty per cent of increased profits were attributed to new markets exploited by a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with the University, which also enabled the business to improve their production and load facilities by £1.7million.

With an increase in business in the marine renewable energy (MRE) sector, A&P Falmouth wanted to focus their efforts in this area. However, there were major uncertainties in developing new business and production models, as well as methods of installation and maintenance.

These problems were overcome through the expertise of Exeter academics, who helped diversify and grow A&P Falmouth’s business in the MRE sector.

By exploring current technological trends, the KTP produced several exciting developments, including plans for a new production facility and greater engagement with MRE device developers.

Find out more about how our students can work with your business, or for more information about paid internships please visit the Employment Services website.

About Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) aim to help businesses improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills within the UK knowledge base. This KTP project was co-funded by UKRI through Innovate UK and A&P Falmouth.

For more information please contact:

Sophie O’Callaghan, Commercial and Business Programmes Manager (KTP)




A&P Falmouth
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