A caravan company was seeking to reduce the weight of its vehicles to improve production efficiencies and eliminate the rising number of warranty claims.
Henkel had been carrying out a project within the caravan industry to demonstrate how the latest advancements in adhesives and sealants could add value to the production processes for touring caravans and motorhomes. During our initial discussions, the company advised that their primary goals were:
- To reduce the weight of its vehicles to improve production efficiencies, and;
- Eliminate the rising number of warranty claims, caused by water ingress (leaks).
Henkel’s specialist team carried out a detailed production line survey at the customer’s production facility to enable us to comprehend the build process of all the company’s product lines.
Applying the principles of Lean Engineering and Operational Excellence led to the emergence of an innovative partnership between the customer and Henkel’s Manufacturing Excellence Team.