Knaus Tabbert Creates New Assembly System
Knaus Tabbert GmbH, a leading manufacturer of recreational vehicles in Europe, has modernized its Hungarian camper van plant in Nagyoroszi. In a construction period of only seven weeks a continuously conveying assembly line was developed that in the future is expected to process up to 2,500 vehicles per year. In combination with the simultaneously implemented Knaus Tabbert Production System (KTPS) the new camper van production plant, which at the end of October was officially opened with the complete staff attending, will reach a two-digit productivity increase already this year. “We are proud to set standards in European camper van production with these implemented measures,” said Michael Tregner, managing director of Knaus Tabbert GmbH, at the opening ceremony. The new Knaus BoxStar and Weinsberg CaraBus models for the first time are transported laterally along the assembly line one after the other over a continuous conveying system. At the same time the pre-assembly of technical modules and furniture components also was reorganized and arranged synchronously to the installation place at the assembly line. The strict separation of logistics and value creation thus made it possible to realise a continuously flowing process with minimum staff deployment. Every workplace furthermore is exactly adapted to the specific tasks with respect to timing, functionality, and ergonomics. The revamped facility also includes production-supporting logistics and stock-keeping in a full-length annex parallel to the existing assembly hall.