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The manufacturer of recycling systems is relying on new production processes with the optimum use of resources in its production of assembly groups. The new approach enables reduced production lead times for the individual assembly groups, such as melt filters and pelletisers, while at the same time increasing product quality.

With the opening of its new assembly shop 4 at the Ansfelden location at the end of April Erema changed over to a production process which is geared towards future customer requirements. Customers benefit from lead times being significantly reduced, increased delivery reliability and a further increase in quality standards. "The expansion of our production capacities was a logical next step due to the increased demand for our technology. In doing so we made a conscious decision to optimise the production processes at the same time," explains Manfred Hackl, CEO at Erema. Besides optimum tool selection for the respective assembly group, each workplace has access to modern fabrication infrastructure such as scissor lifts, slewing jib cranes and a fully automatic Kanban system. The necessary material and information processes are coordinated based on exactly timed planning of the individual workplaces. This ensures a smooth production process with upstream and downstream departments. The approach also comes with benefits for employees. Particular attention was placed on ergonomics and practicability for the user in the design of the modern and clean workplace.

Process optimisation in the production of assembly groups is the first step in an extensive evaluation of optimisation opportunities along the entire production chain at EREMA. "Our goal is to increase our competitiveness even further on an international scale. Besides reliable recycling technology and innovative developments we are constantly committed to ultramodern production standards to maintain our leading position in the market. In addition to a modern working environment for our employees we will be counting on efficiency and transparency in workflow even more so in future," emphasises Manfred Hackl.

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