In the competitive defence market, where margins are squeezed by government budget cuts, digital technology has become a critical asset in the drive to reduce costs. Expleo was tasked by a major defence client to secure process efficiencies across the engineering life cycle through innovative digital solutions, including Robotic Process Automation (RPA).

“RPA leads to role augmentation and also improvements in morale, as personnel are no longer faced with the same mountain of repetitive tasks. Engineers can go engineer.”

Rebecca Keenan, Head of Process Automation at Expleo


Expleo will deliver £1m cost savings by automating a repetitive manual process impacting the design stage of a critical project. Our team is also setting up a centralised dashboard to provide a one-stop-shop for data and project management, improving right-first-time production through rapid identification and rectification of errors. This contributes to 50-60% improvements across the project, in the form of quality improvements and reduced rework costs.

Our RPA specialists work in partnership with the client to optimise the delivery of their automation initiatives, in line with their overall business strategy. We also show our experience in change management for an industry that is new to the potential benefits of RPA.

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