Several thousand vehicles are produced in the brand’s various plants daily. To ensure that production goes smoothly, individual components and vehicles must be in the right place on the assembly line at the right time. This is where conveyor technology comes in. It’s permanently installed within the plant on a steel structure, which is a massive scaffold. Up till now, this steel structure could only be procured from particular conveyor technology suppliers, as only they knew the specific requirements of their installations.
“The modular assembly kit defines the requirements and allows procurement to purchase larger tonnages from the structural steel suppliers at lower prices,” says Heinrich Keulmann, who is responsible for factory structure planning. “My team had a winning idea for this. It was implemented and allows financial results to be guaranteed sustainably.”