Terex Construction has installed an innovative new site dumper production line at its UK manufacturing facility in Coventry. Featuring 11 stations, the recently commissioned line is already helping the team exceed quality and customer delivery targets.
The bespoke production line has been specially developed by Terex as part of an ongoing commitment to continuous operational improvement. It provides real-time awareness and visibility of unit progress through the line via visual and audio signals, offering a systematic procedure to further improve the production process.
More efficient space and height optimization means the system fills a 40% smaller footprint compared with the previous line, despite boasting a significantly higher unit production capacity.
Neal Nowick, general manager at Terex Construction’s Coventry facility, commented, “Combining our experience of the wider automotive supply chain and the values of high performance, partnership, planning and operational excellence outlined within the Terex Business System (TBS) internal framework we have been able to develop a completely bespoke production line for the manufacture of site dumper units.
“Alongside enabling us to reduce production time, minimize unit defects, and deliver an even higher quality end-product, as a mixed model line we are now able to manage production to meet the exacting build needs of our customers in a more efficient manner. Developed to provide real-time material, production and information synchronization, the new line provides a complete view of the production process, allowing us to maximize factory efficiencies.”
In addition to the new site dumper production line, Terex Construction has also announced an even stricter quality standard to ensure all units leave the facility in site-ready condition.
April 22, 2016