kscarbel2 Posted April 1, 2017 Share Posted April 1, 2017 30 years of axle production at the Salzgitter plant | 200 new jobs and investments of €30 million | Production of MAN and Scania axles on a single assembly line MAN Truck & Bus Press Release / March 29, 2017 MAN Truck & Bus has put its new assembly line for axle production at its Salzgitter plant into operation. From 2018 onward, it will see non-driven MAN- and Scania-branded axles roll of the line next to each other. This is a joint large-scale MAN and Scania project in the field of production. MAN Truck & Bus has put its new assembly line for axle production at its Salzgitter plant into operation. From 2018 onward, it will see non-driven MAN and Scania axles roll off the line next to each other. This is a joint large-scale MAN and Scania project in the field of production. Plant manager Thomas Rennemann is delighted: “The new direction that the MAN Salzgitter site is taking within the context of our PACE2017 program for the future is continuing to take shape through this. We have invested €30 million in a new, state-of-the-art assembly line. Around 200 new jobs are set to be created in connection with this, which is good news for Salzgitter and the region. Our plant plays a key role in Volkswagen’s commercial vehicle holding group Volkswagen Truck & Bus. Chairman of the Works Council Hilmar Pawel adds: “We are pleased that we finally have a unique selling point within the Group and we will do everything to keep axle production future-proof.” Workforce and Management joined in celebrations to mark the ramp-up of the new axle assembly line and 30 years of axle assembly in Salzgitter. 30 years of axle assembly in Salzgitter – Milestones Summer 1986: Assembly of the first axle in Salzgitter The new assembly line in Salzgitter was primarily taken over 1:1 from Braunschweig for cost reasons Production of around 100 front axles in the early shift alone on the front axle line First paint robot in axle assembly Type label printer the first “computer” Production of the LT-40 axles (front and rear axles) for Volkswagen (extended workbench) right up to the 1990s Approximately 90 workers employed in axle production Exclusive assembly of drum brakes (brake pads with asbestos, loud impact wrenches, solvent-based paint Around the turn of the century: Setup of A1 and A2 lines Up to three shifts Production of MAN hydrodrive axles since 2006 Over 100,000 axles for the first time in 2006 2008 through 2009 Restructuring of axle assembly | Dismantling of the old A3 line and setup of the current A0 and A3 lines Material made available pre-commissioned on the line thanks to a driverless transportation system o Annual capacity of 141,000 axles in two shifts 2012 and 2013 Awarded the “MNPS-Award Achse” for the flow of materials Axle the beacon area for “end-to-end business health management” Still to come The A5 line, which will make the cooperation with Scania visible Around 200 new jobs are set to be created in order to provide the Volkswagen Truck & Bus Group with non-driven axles Investments in the region of €30 million 940 axles to be assembled per day in two shifts in the future New technologies in the field of painting to be used for the first time at MAN (CO2 washer, dry filter for paint residues) 16 robots to ensure correct corrosion protection in the future 76 driverless transportation vehicles are to be used for assembly and logistics tasks . Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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