Quick Release (Automotive)

Product Data Management Professionals

Warwick Technology Park, Gallows Hill, Warwick CV34 6UW

Data Management

Across the whole product lifecycle, we help our clients release the full value of people, data, and process; so that they can get their new products and technology to market faster & more efficiently.

Glass Door
Team Size 150 - 200
Growth
700%
Last 10 years
Gender Diversity 31% Female employees

Across the whole product lifecycle, we help our clients release the full value of people, data, and process; so that they can get their new products and technology to market faster & more efficiently.

Why QR exists:

Across the whole product lifecycle, we help our clients release the full value of people, data, and process; so that they can get their new products and technology to market faster and more efficiently.

Our niche is complex engineered products across the automotive, aerospace, defence, rail, off-highway, ship building, medical tech, and energy sectors.

QR is unique in the market place because:

System isn’t the only answer: we focus on people, process, systems, and data.
- Hands-on: we are doers and improvers.
- Product Data management professionals: we help you get your data right, keep it right, and deliver the right data to the right people, at the right time, in order to make better decisions.

What QR does:

Through the application of our proven Quite Refreshing™ process we can:
- Improve Engineering output.
- Accelerate or de-risk programmes and builds.
- Make digital work, now.

It all began back in 2003; Rob, one of the founders, was working as an engineer at a leading automotive company when he noticed something that he knew had to change: Engineers spent very little time engineering. These invaluable, creative engineers were instead spending time feeding information into systems.

It was slow, frustrating, and without anyone handling the complex product data, the whole company was held back. So Rob and his colleague, Adam, created Quick Release. Now, almost 20 years later, QR_ have grown to over 200 employees, empowering some of the biggest OEMs and the most innovative automotive companies in the world to get products to market faster, and at a lower cost.

Founders & Leaders

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Adam Grant

Founder & Director

Change is happening fast. Competitors are moving faster. And yet automotive processes are slow and systems outdated, overwhelmed by the complexity of data. With digitisation, connectivity, mobility and autonomous cars disrupting the market globally, the complexity is only set to increase. We release engineering and automotive professionals from the burden of product data management and the drain of underperforming programmes, freeing them to create, innovate and get products to market faster.

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Rob Ferrone

Founder & Director

For the last 18 years I have been on a mission to create a profession dedicated to Product Data Management with the aim of maximising the achievements of Engineers and organisations. I’m passionate about getting people, systems and processes working like a finely tuned machine to deliver outstanding product development performance. I make that happen with the exceptional people at Quick Release.

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Adam Blomerley

CEO

At QR we help our clients get their products to market faster & more efficiently. We can help you take time out of your programmes, cost out of your product, or improve the efficiency of your PD machine. Product Data is programme lifeblood, from design to line, and we are building a profession that is dedicated to it. In recent years we have married our deep knowledge of PDM & PLM to the science of operational performance to create a consultancy service that is dedicated to PDM optimisation. We work in partnership with your existing teams and technology solutions to unlock value, eliminate waste, and deliver lasting performance improvements. In the past 3 years alone we have worked on over 100 projects for 8 major OEMs and more than 20 suppliers and partners.

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Nick Solly

COO

Smart, driven and with a proven ability to get things done. Approaching a decade of experience in the fast-paced world of automotive product development with a specialism in system and process development. Comfortable and demonstrably adept at working either on the big picture or right in at the details. Promoted from Associate Director in August 2018 having originally joined QR_ in September 2010 as a Release Analyst and moving into business leadership.

Success Stories

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Naomi Crosthwaite

Motorsport Division PDM Analyst

Naomi graduated with a First Class Masters Degree in Mathematics from University of Bath and joined QR_ as a Project Analyst in September 2017 supporting Jaguar Land Rover projects and progressed to a Business Manager of Software and Solutions Development. I liked the avenues that QR can offer an employee. You look at the job title of "Project Analyst" and wonder what that entails but there is so much it can be! Whether it's more data analysis, project coordination or something more technical - QR allowed me to find out what I enjoyed, and also what I am good at - and then the opportunities for me to grow and develop these areas. My first experience of QR was at the selection day. I was very nervous but the people there were incredibly lovely. It's only looking back now, I realise that the people I was talking to were high up in the company - you could never tell, they treat you just like a friend. I am most passionate that QR supports and encourages the wellbeing of their employees. Whether that is via the Wellbeing initiate or through the friendly culture of the company. There is really a culture of "work hard, play hard" and the social aspect of the company is really refreshing.

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Eleanor Collins

Business Manager

Eleanor graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in Modern and Medieval Languages and joined QR_ in BoM (Bill of Materials) Management on the Panther Engine programme at Ford Motor Company. Naomi has progressed through various roles including Senior PDM Analyst working with Ford, Emerald Automotive, McLaren Automotive and is now a Business Manager at QR_. Eleanor's own 3 words that sum her up? Creative, determined, switched-on. A problem-solver by nature, and a communicator at heart, I love working with new people to produce smart solutions to problems big and small. I joined QR_ looking for a new challenge, greater sociability and greater responsibility. Initially, the learning curve was excitingly steep and the people were amazing. Neither has changed. I love the fact QR_ always supports growth and development, whether that's related to a project, expanding your knowledge of the industry, or focusing on your own wellbeing and approach to your work. They give you the autonomy to choose a path that's right for you, but are always ready to support you with any extra tools or resources you might need along the way.

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Quick Release Team Weekend in Barcelona Spain

Values

  • QUITE REFRESHING: “Looking for creative solutions; Professional, engaging, and memorable for clients and QR”
  • QUALITY RELEASING: “Cutting-edge knowledge; we are the experts”
  • QUALITY RELATIONSHIPS: “Doing things in a human way that contributes to team and client”
  • "QUICK RESPONSE: “Measures results and determines impact; Services the customer above all else”
  • "QRIOUS: “Seeking continuous improvement in self and project. Learning and sharing knowledge.”

Awards

  • QR_ & Ventilator Challenge UK
  • Financial Times: UK's Leading Management Consultants 2020

Other Information & Documents

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