Martin Engineering: new manufacturing process
First publishedin Aggregates Business International
Part of one of Martin Engineering's new vibration equipment manufacturing cells
Martin Engineering, a global leader in bulk material handling technology, says the design of a new manufacturing process to build its industrial vibrators offers a higher level of quality and consistency through a classic lean manufacturing operation. With two cells now completed and fully operational in the US and Asia, the company has confirmed that the process delivers repeatable close-tolerance results for outstanding product uniformity, while cutting manufacturing time and reducing the physical demands on employees.
The company plans to build its next two manufacturing lines in South America and Africa in 2015 to serve those continents, eventually creating a global manufacturing network to serve customers around the world. “Our goal is to avoid a business model of centralised manufacturing and then trying to sell products across the globe,” says Robert Nogaj, vice president of operations.
“This new process gives us the capability to centralise the innovation and design capabilities for our vibrators in the US and manufacture them to the highest quality control standards at the local level.”
Nogaj said that one of the key advantages to OEM customers, such as screening and separation equipment manufacturers, will be the ability to obtain custom designs.