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MANUFACTURING

AHT’s manufacturing practice professionals are the leading experts in global machinery manufacturing risk management. Our dedicated team of insurance experts has invested years into learning the industry, understanding the risk exposures and working with insurance carriers and clients to create effective insurance and risk management programs. AHT’s approach results in improved business practices, enhanced product safety and a safer working environment — all at competitive rates.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

 

AHT’s philosophy is based upon providing you the tools and services necessary to improve your business practices, enhance product safety, compete in a global marketplace and provide a safe working environment. AHT’s commitment to manufacturing is so unique that we created risk assessment and design safety programs just for manufacturing, service and installation.

YOUR PEACE OF MIND

 

With workplace safety being a top concern for manufacturers, they often face a double-edged sword when it comes to this area. Not only do you need to be concerned with the safety of the machines you manufacture, and your workers, but also the safety of workers using your machines in your customer’s plants. Losses in either venue will erode profits.

AHT works in partnership with its manufacturing clients — using task-based risk assessment, standards compliance, incident management and specialized software to aid in developing both products and the manufacturing process. Through a detailed process, we assist clients and customize programs to make building locally, and selling globally, easier.

WHY AHT FOR YOUR MANUFACTURING RISK MANAGEMENT & INSURANCE NEEDS?

Years of Industry Experience

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Numerous Certifications

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Members of National & International Safety Standard Committees

Industry Designations

ONE SIZE DOESN’T FIT ALL

We take the time to understand every client’s unique needs and provide prioritized, practical steps to achieve and maintain world-class product safety programs. We answer only to our clients — allowing us to provide customized solutions and best-in-class service.

WE DON’T JUST SELL INSURANCE

Our professionals don’t start working when you have a claim. They provide education about risk exposures, ranging from broad to very specific, design and implement processes, safety standards and internal communications and work with clients to maintain consistency and the highest safety standards.

PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

Our team has the experience and knowledge to prepare you for the shift in global manufacturing and expected growth that will place the United States on top. We’re dedicated, not only to assessing your existing product safety and risk management programs, but also to supporting continuous improvement efforts.

Years of Industry Experience

w

Members of National & International Safety Standard Committees

h

Numerous Certifications

Industry Designations

ONE SIZE DOESN’T FIT ALL

We take the time to understand every client’s unique needs and provide prioritized, practical steps to achieve and maintain world-class product safety programs. We answer only to our clients — allowing us to provide customized solutions and best-in-class service.

WE DON’T JUST SELL INSURANCE

Our professionals don’t start working when you have a claim. They provide education about risk exposures, ranging from broad to very specific, design and implement processes, safety standards and internal communications and work with clients to maintain consistency and the highest safety standards.

PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

Our team has the experience and knowledge to prepare you for the shift in global manufacturing and expected growth that will place the United States on top. We’re dedicated, not only to assessing your existing product safety and risk management programs, but also to supporting continuous improvement efforts.

DID YOU KNOW?

Our manufacturing practice professionals have been asked to present and participate in speaking engagements at national industry association events throughout the year. The team actively participates in these events, as well as larger annual tradeshows, to stay on top of the latest industry trends.

FUN FACT: We’ve toured over 100 manufacturing plants!

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AHT’S PROGRAMS HELP REDUCE RISK EXPOSURES & MINIMIZE PRODUCT LIABILITY CLAIMS/LOSSES:

One major product claim or lawsuit can have a major impact on the company and can even force it out of business. We offer comprehensive product safety programs to protect your business and employees — an essential component of insurance and risk plans for manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, retailers, service and repair organizations and contracting firms.

AHT’s program elements may be modified based on your specific needs.

ESTABLISHING ESSENTIAL COMMITTEES:

 

We help clients create committees that are beneficial to demonstrating senior management’s commitment to product safety.

Risk Management Steering Committee which can include:
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Marketing Manager
  • Manufacturing Manager
  • Mechanical Engineering Manager
  • Controls Engineering Manager
  • Quality Manager
  • Service Manager

Product Safety Committee

This committee would include individuals across the company who will serve as champions for the product safety program and report to the Steering Committee.

DEVELOPING PROCEDURES:

 

Our team’s expertise and experience, specific to the manufacturing industry, enable them to put highly effective procedures in place to build and maintain a successful safety program.

Risk Assessment Operating Procedures

We can develop procedures containing protocols for receiving orders, design/modification, risk assessments, safeguards, labeling/communications (manuals, etc.), manufacturing, QC, sales/marketing, service, record retention, recall procedure, safety bulletins, vendor selection, cybersecurity, disposal and more.


Incident Handling Procedures

We’ll help you develop strict protocols for incident reporting – a necessary component of any safety program that must be followed.

CONDUCTING AUDITS:

 

We’ll conduct product safety audits (including self-assessments) designed for specific products, suppliers, etc. and assist in identifying prioritized short and long-range opportunities for continuous improvement.

DRAFTING DOCUMENTATION:

 

A key part of your safety program is effective documentation. Our team will help you create product safety program declarations, mission statements, customer safety communications, training and educational materials and more.

INSURING & MANAGING RISK:

 

Our team will provide the necessary:

  • Insurance policies – limits, deductibles, terms and conditions, endorsements, exclusions, etc.
  • Contractual liability – indemnity and limitation of liability clauses, disclaimers,
  • Hold-harmless agreements
  • Warranties, disclaimers and more

AHT MANUFACTURING SERVICE CAPABILITIES:

  • Access to AHT’s Director of Technical Safety
  • Acquisitions and mergers due diligence insurance review and analysis
  • Assist with training tracker set up matrix
  • Conduct educational webinars to achieve cost savings for ocean cargo and transit shipments
  • Exposure and coverage reviews
  • Incident and claims management
  • Loss analysis
  • Loss of business income reviews
  • Perform machine and risk assessment audits
  • Provide worker safety seminars
  • Review customer contracts and make recommendations for insurance coverage compliance

Manufacturing companies are a top target for cybersecurity attacks. Is your company prepared?

Manufacturing is a Top Target of Malware Infections

According to leading forensic investigator FireEye

Vulnerabilities Identified in Industrial Control Systems

Symantec 2017 Internet Security Threat Report

Manufacturing Ranks in the Top 10 for Phishing Emails Received

Symantec 2016 Internet Threat Security Report

CYBER CRIMINALS WON’T WAIT TO ATTACK.
SO, DON’T WAIT TO PROTECT YOURSELF.

Packaging and processing professionals face unique cybersecurity threats unlike other businesses. To address those threats and help protect against an attack, AHT, in collaboration with industry-leading partners and cybersecurity consultants, created the Ensconce Risk Management and Insurance Program.

 

ENSCONCE OFFERS SERVICES UNLIKE ANY IN THE MARKETPLACE:
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Consulting services from both a product safety and network security standpoint, by utilizing inside and outside consultants dedicated to our manufacturing clients

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In-house product safety consultants - providing your enterprise with immediate access to experts in the field

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Help insuring your network environment so you can ensure your process is secure

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Employee Awareness Training

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Supply Chain Risk Identification

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External Network Traffic Monitoring

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Industrial Automation Systems Integration

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Catastrophic Modeling & Loss Quantification

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M&A Due Diligence

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Intrusion Detection

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Penetration Testing

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Secure Remote Access Solutions

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Procurement & Contract Review

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and More...

GET AN IN-DEPTH VIEW INTO OUR MANUFACTURING INSURANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT SERVICES

“We went through our practices and AHT audited them for risk assessment and equipment safety. They bundled it and put it in one package, helped us really make sure it was as homogeneous as possible, helped us communicate to the entire organization the importance of it and worked with us to make sure it was becoming part of our culture moving forward.”

Michael Senske

CEO, Pearson Packaging Systems

CLIENT SUCCESS

AHT helped a large manufacturer evaluate operations, design a risk management plan and implement a better safety process. Premiums dropped 35% the first year and the design safety process also lowered operating costs and they realized a drop in warranty claims.

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