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26 November 2004

Progressive Assembly Reduces Lead Times by One Third

With the Voith Powerpack, a drive system consisting of engine, turbo transmission, cooling unit and electronic control unit combined in a Voith Flexframe, Voith Turbo has made a name for itself in the rail industry as a systems supplier. In order to optimize the assembly of its Powerpacks, Voith Turbo has now introduced a line production system after the Kanban principle. As a result, lead times can be decreased by one third, which also reduces costs.

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