DEUTZ Corporation Relocates To Expanded Manufacturing Plant In Pendergrass, Georgia
The company’s production operation uses base engines delivered from Germany and provides modification adjustments according to each OEM customer’s specific requirements.
According to company officials, “as a result, DEUTZ has been able to increase the number of Value Add production lines from one to three. While the company already manufactures thousands of engines annually through its Value Add operation, the expansion will allow DEUTZ to increase production and serve even more OEM partners.”
“Our Value Add lines allow us to provide customers with a high-value, customized engine solution,” said Jim Smith, Director of Production Operations at DEUTZ Corporation. “Moving our Value Add production lines to our new North Georgia location both increases our capacity and streamlines the overall production process.”
“We purchase a significant amount of components and parts each year,” said Robert Mann, President/CEO of DEUTZ Corporation. “By relocating our operation to Pendergrass, we’re now able to offer additional expertise and cost savings to an even greater number of our OEM partners. And, because we’re able to manage many of the complex manufacturing aspects, our customers can focus all their attention on their own products, rather than on the engine manufacturing and installation process.”
“To make the process more efficient, we’ve introduced a number of important ‘lean manufacturing,’ waste-reducing concepts to help to take the operation from a batch-build operation to a one-piece-flow operation,” Smith added. “Our redesigned work stations ensure that the necessary tools, materials, and documentation are close at hand. This has reduced cycle times by twenty-five percent and increased the line’s ability to run a wider variety of products.”
The Value Add line’s one-piece flow operation benefits the OEM’s assembly line, reducing the amount of labor that would otherwise be required to prepare the engine for the machine, a company spokesman said.
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