Liebherr-France SAS in Colmar has put a new assembly line into operation. It is based on the principles of lean management, and will thus contribute to further improvements in quality and productivity. Overall, the company has invested €5 million in the production line.
The main task of the new line is to produce the latest generation of Liebherr crawler excavators, which was launched on the market worldwide this year as the ‘Generation 8’. The product line consists of the R 922, R 924, R 926, R 930, R 934, R 938 and R 945 models.
With logistical means that are optimally geared to production, the new assembly line achieves average cycle times of 155 minutes per station with an output of five excavators each day. Altogether, the ‘R3’ assembly line has 26 work stations and nine preassembly stations synchronised with the main line.