Poclain Receives Two “Industry Of The future” Awards
November 3, 2017
Poclain Hydraulics was not awarded once, but twice for the excellence of its manufacturing facilities this year: for its Verberie facilities, dedicated to manufacturing larger motors, such as the MI250, MHP and MS125; and for the Marnaz facilities, which manufacture standard and stepped pistons. The certification reflects a commitment to transforming manufacturing. It is awarded to companies that have taken concrete actions to innovate in the field of manufacturing processes in the broader sense, and in particular through digital technology.
The implementation of continuous improvement programs aimed at optimising costs and increasing product quality has always been one of Poclain Hydraulics’ strengths. With the project put in place for this certification, the company is going even further with the implementation of a unique method of modernisation management and technology dissemination within the group.
The Verberie, France site project: Named “ACOD.
3.0” (Aide au contrôle de décrochage), for the hydraulic motor check at the end of the production line (controlled by 10 cameras), before dispatch to the client.
The Marnaz, France project: This project consisted of organizing piston production into clusters and establishing a production control system (MES Manufacturing Execution System).The implementation of this system is one of the building blocks to optimise the current value chain. It will also help to improve control over the manufacturing resources and the operator/machine relationship using connected products.
Training our staff and honing their skills to carry out the new jobs that arise from the change in our Engineering and Manufacturing processes is one of the Poclain Group’s major challenges.
This certification illustrates how strongly we feel about integrating automation and digital tools into the ten manufacturing facilities of our Group, to remain competitive and maintain our quality excellence.