Record order for AXXOS – Volvo Cars installs AXXOS OEE in new XC90 factory

AXXOS Industrial Systems signed an agreement with Volvo Cars (Volvo) for the implementation of the production monitoring system AXXOS OEE, in Volvo’s new production facility located in Torslanda, Sweden. The agreement includes networked production monitoring with about 400 production units and is AXXOS single largest order to date.

Volvo selected AXXOS OEE after careful evaluation of seven competing systems and after a successful pilot installation within a focused area of the factory.

”Compared to the other systems we reviewed, AXXOS OEE offers a more complete solution for our requirements of built-in functionality that gives us “best practice”. We want to spend our time on improvements within our production, not specifying and developing IT solutions”, says Agron Basha, Business Project Leader, VOLVO CAR CORPORATION.

”AXXOS OEE will show us in black and white where we have problems and identify what they are, this in turn will help us set priorities. We will be able to collect data to facilitate decision making on which direction to work towards and where we get the most out of our investment”, continues Agron Basha.

The top modern factory in Torslanda manufactures the new XC90 model.

“The new XC90 is a market success and Volvo is using almost all available time to manufacture cars. AXXOS OEE will become an important tool in Volvo’s improvement strategy and will be able to identify, and map bottlenecks early”, says Johan Junvik, Key Account Manager, AXXOS Industrial Systems.

The agreement includes AXXOS OEE and AXXOS Analyze that makes it quick and easy to analyze collected information in order to identify improvement potentials within the organization. AXXOS OEE Mobile allow Volvo’s employees access to the production monitoring system directly on their mobile phones or tablets.

Pilot Installation

AXXOS OEE

The evaluation of the pilot installation, within a focused area of the factory, gave the results Volvo had hoped for. The roll-out of the system to additional production units has begun. Below you will see a selection of the comments received through an evaluation conducted after the pilot installation.

  • User-friendly
  • Great flexibility, easy to customize.
  • Good support to make root cause analysis
  • Gives a good overview of what is happening in the factory
  • A complete and well-developed system
  • In AXXOS OEE you can easily determine if an operator/station is on track.
  • You can see the OEE value in real time.

Furthermore, AXXOS is well-versed in how to implement continuous improvement strategies. On top of that AXXOS provides good customer interaction through the User Days and Advisory Board events.

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Contact AXXOS Industrial Systems AB
Mats Elmwall, Marketing Director
mats.elmwall@axxos.com
+46 36 33 20 641 +46 36 33 20 641

About AXXOS Industrial Systems
AXXOS  has delivered systems for production monitoring, AXXOS OEE for almost 20 years. We help our customers streamline their production by packaging our experience in OEE-systems, LEAN-training and coaching in improvement. AXXOS is part of API Group, supplying software for reliable and efficient production to 900 customers in 50 countries.

About AXXOS OEE
AXXOS OEE measures important KPI’s like the OEE value, set-up times, cycle times etc. AXXOS Visualize makes it easy to show the current production situation in real time. With the help of AXXOS Analyze it is quick and easy to analyze collected data to see the potential for improvement in operations. AXXOS is part of API Group.

02 May 2016

GKN Aerospace in Trollhättan installs AXXOS OEE to increase productivity

AXXOS Industrial Systems AB has signed an agreement with GKN Aerospace in Trollhättan (previously Volvo Aero), regarding the implementation of the production monitoring system, AXXOS OEE. The first phase of the agreement, based on a framework agreement between AXXOS and GKN Aerospace Engine Systems, involves installing AXXOS OEE on more than 100 machines.

GKN Aerospace will monitor and visualize the production status in real-time on TV screens. Included in the deal is the interactive tool, AXXOS Analyze, that, in a few seconds, generates support decisions based on the collected production data. The production monitoring system will be integrated with SAP for order tracking.

The motivation behind the investment in AXXOS OEE is the need to increase machine utilization and efficiency of the overall plant.

“We want to obtain a clear picture of where we have our bottlenecks and ensure that we have stable and reliable processes in the plant,” explains Tomas Lindsta, Manager Operations Production, GKN Aerospace Trollhättan.

“We want to create long, uninterrupted blocks of production and preferably run unmanned so we can use the staff on other value-adding tasks and bring down our cost-per-hour. AXXOS OEE will be an important tool in the work to get there,” continues Tomas Lindsta.

Tomas Lindsta, GKN Aerospace and Johan Junvik, AXXOS

GKN Aerospace compared three systems and ran a pilot with two of them in the factory in Trollhättan; choosing AXXOS OEE after a successful pilot.

“We quickly noticed that AXXOS OEE could be adapted and tailored to the users. The system has a good interface that could be set up so it is easy to use for our operators.

At the same time, it is easy to generate the decision support requested by improvement coordinators and leaders of daily management. Of the systems we looked at, we thought AXXOS OEE was clearly the best and it was sufficient with a short pilot to come to a decision,” concludes Tomas Lindsta.

The production of advanced engine components for civil aircraft engines

GKN Aerospace is part of GKN Sweden Group, a global company with 55,000 employees and operations in more than 30 countries.

The plant in Trollhättan is the headquarters of GKN Aerospace Engine Systems that works with advanced components for aircraft engines and employs approximately 2,000 people.

“I am very happy and proud that one of the largest, and perhaps one of the most modern factories in Sweden, are choosing us as their supplier they want to improve their productivity,” says Johan Junvik, Global Key Account Manager at AXXOS and who was responsible for the agreement.

“Our delivery team did a fantastic job, with just a few weeks notice, to successfully deploy a rather comprehensive pilot installation. Despite the time pressure, everything went very well and with the pilot up and running it only took a few weeks for GKN to make their decision. It will be quite interesting to continue working with GKN in order to help them find all the hidden potential within their production.

With a solid basis for descision making GKN will be able toincrease productivity and become more competitive, which is important for the future of the factory in Trollhättan,” concludes Johan Junvik.

Contact AXXOS Industrial Systems AB

Mats Elmwall, Marketing Director
mats.elmwall@AXXOS.com
+46 36 33 20 641 +46 36 33 20 641

Johan Junvik, Global Key Account Manager
johan.junvik@AXXOS.com
+46 36 33 20 603 +46 36 33 20 603

About AXXOS Industrial systems
AXXOS has supplied systems for production monitoring, AXXOS OEE for almost 20 years. We help our customers improve their production by combining our experience in OEE systems, LEAN training and improvement coaching.

About AXXOS OEE
AXXOS OEE measures important KPI’s like the OEE value, set-up times, cycle times etc. AXXOS Visualize makes it easy to show the current production situation in real time. With the help of AXXOS Analyze it is quick and easy to analyze collected data to see the potential for improvement in operations.


EBP in Olofström improves efficiency with AXXOS OEE

EBP in Olofström AB installs the production monitoring system AXXOS OEE. The agreement includes AXXOS OEE Mobile that provides EBP a flexible solution with constant access to the system via mobile phones and tablets.

Using AXXOS Analyze, EBP get a powerful and easy-to-use tool to compile and analyze information gathered from production. Production status in the factory will be displayed in real-time via AXXOS Visualize.

EBP also choose to use AXXOS OEE Operator Maintenance and to invest in a custom integration to their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, Jeeves.

“Entering into a partnership with AXXOS feels like the opportune moment for us, as EBP is currently in an expansion phase. Production efficiency is an important factor for our growth,” says Ronnie Rossander, Production Manager at EBP in Olofström.

“AXXOS OEE was the obvious choice as it is the more complete system of those we compared,” continues Ronnie Rossander.

The installation will begin on a press line with six presses and is planned to gradually expand going forward.

“EBP is a good example of how companies that strive to work more efficiently can quickly acquire a good basis for the improvement process, using AXXOS OEE. We confidently look forward to our continued collaboration,” says Henrik Rehnström, Sales Manager AXXOS.

EBP in Olofström manufactures body parts for several of Europe’s leading car manufacturers. EBP specialize in production of low to medium volume for both seriesproduction and aftermarket supply. EBP works with customers like Aston Martin, Audi, Volvo Cars, Volvo CE, Volvo Trucks and Eberspächer.

To read more about the EBP in Olofström go to www.ebp.se.