A New Idea For a Multimodel Production System


From one to one hundred different car models

Today, the average life cycle of a car model can be estimated around 3 years; therefore, industrialization costs must be reduced as much as possible. For this reason, big car makers as well as new automotive companies all over the world are scheduling their production in batches. Our new multimodel production system with AGVs perfectly fits this requirement, giving our Customers the opportunity of reducing the investment on the first model (just robots, process tools, specific geometry jigs and the first AGVs), whereas for the second model the AGVs quantity will be increased and from the third model forward, the investment will consist of specific process tools (welding guns, grippers, etc.).

And last, but not least:  model change takes place with zero-loss launches, while production is running.

Assembly parts are prepared in racks on AGVs outside the production line in so called “supermarket  kitting areas”, in which operators are engaged full time, not depending on the production line cycle.