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When there is a need to increase capacity, in most cases a place can be found for an expansion. Yet every production location reaches its limit at some point. So what do you do: new construction or a re-design of the layout?

From ‘patchwork’ layout to a modern production environment

Vicoma is regularly asked to develop, within a set budget and timeframe, a re-design of a plants layout. In many cases a significant production expansion can be realised in the same space This by optimising the production and making more efficient use of the total volume. Much attention was paid to the streamlining of production lines, conveyor belts and a logical routing for incoming and outgoing goods. With their experience Vicoma’s engineers are able to convert a ‘patchwork’ layout into a modern and efficient production environment.

Vicoma’s role: phased conversion without shutting down production

We often see that our customers also wish not to endanger production continuity during the conversion. We can make this possible by carrying out the conversion in a number of phases. This means it takes a little longer, but production does not have to be completely shut down. This is a great advantage, because stopping production costs a lot of money. We have successfully realised a phased conversion for various customers and have gained a lot of experience.

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