Hundreds of packages are sent across the world every day from our production facilities by road, sea, rail or air. To make our shipping department ﬁ t for the challenges of the future, we began restructuring it in summer 2009. We will be getting our appliances ready for dispatch more ergonomically our appliances ready for dispatch more ergonomically and, above all, more quickly. Various package sizes can now be processed in parallel on three packaging stations.
Our project, “value-stream-optimised production”, with the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology and Automation in Stuttgart (Germany) has completed its ﬁrst phase. A special focus was placed on creating optimal working conditions for employees. Lifting heavy loads manually can be avoide