On Tuesday th 19th of February 2019 Wuxi LST Owner Mr. Andreas Brinkmann participated in an event of the Wuxi International Chamber of Commerce at the Wuxi Factory of Vaillant.
The Vaillant history stretches back to the year 1874 when the company was founded by Johann Vaillant in Remscheid, Germany. Ever since then, Vaillant has been a market leader in the heating and ventilation technology industry. Since the opening of a plant in Wuxi in China (2007), Vaillant can now operate on the Asian-Pacific market.
During the factory tour Vaillant presented their Assembly Lines, which are running in one-piece-flow. Seeing the lines operating during the factory tour, they are a clear proof, that LEAN and ONE-PIECE-FLOW area also able in China and industries, which are not High Volume or Automotive. Using MTM, Cell Layout, Poka-Yoke, Visual Management beside other Lean Principles, Vaillant is a leading sample for Lean Manufacturing in China.
Asking the host Mr. Sylvain BENOIT - Local Head of Research and Development Vaillant Wuxi - if there are issues on keeping the one-piece-flow sustained, he answered: "As long the management is behind the Lean Prinicples and supervises them, there are no issues on implementing and sustaining of lean manufacturing in China."
Congratulations to this success and modern factory.
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