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Zuidberg in Ens has taken an innovative assembly line for the front PTO into use. It combines an increased production capacity with an even higher quality level.

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With new assembly line for front PTO, Zuidberg is setting a new course towards the agricultural landscape of the future

22 June 2021  |  Reading time: 5 minutes

Zuidberg in Ens has taken an innovative assembly line for the front PTO into use. It combines an increased production capacity with an even higher quality level. Job satisfaction and safety in the workplace are guaranteed by well-designed ergonomic aids and working methods. By using its own solar energy, reusing auxiliary materials and deploying high-quality materials, the production process is future-proof.

The 'Zuidberg-specific' character of the new assembly line has resulted in an innovative working environment that matches the type of product being assembled in terms of technical perfection, work pressure, ergonomics and hygiene. A pleasant environment to work in.

Quality

All parts required for assembly are collected and cleaned separately for each PTO. With RF-ID (Radio Frequency Identification) it is known where these parts are during assembly. During assembly, the various parameters are also determined and recorded. For example, whether all necessary bolts are used and what torque they are tightened to. A sealing test guarantees the quality of the housing parts and gaskets used. Each PTO undergoes an extensive final test. It then receives a unique registration number, which makes it possible to consult all recorded parameters for service purposes during the service life of the PTO.

Capacity

A higher capacity is achieved by the "single piece flow" principle. Here, the assembly of a PTO is carried out and tested in one go. This guarantees optimum utilisation of the production line and deviations can be immediately rectified. The supply of parts for the assembly takes place from an adjacent warehouse. This minimises logistics operations. Thanks to an automatic warehouse in which specific attachments are stored, waiting times are reduced.

With the 'first time right' principle, interventions during assembly are virtually unnecessary. Short distances and specialisation of the employees ensure maximum effectiveness. This working method is also known as 'LEAN'.

A sealing test guarantees quality.

Ergonomics

By using self-developed tools to lift heavy parts, no physical overloading of the assembly specialists occurs. They receive continuous training in order to be able to continue to deliver the quality that our customers expect.

Environment

The starting point is a healthy working environment, perfect working conditions and a future-proof method of production. With almost 8,000 panels, Zuidberg generates approximately 1.8 MWh annually and thus provides for a large part of its own energy needs. Rinse and cooling water is recycled and the use of reusable packaging materials is encouraged.

'Balancers' help lift heavy components.

Together with our customers, we work on reliable and multifunctional solutions that will enable future generations to move forward. Continued development is the most fertile breeding ground for top quality and sustainability. That is why we invest in the latest techniques, our own production capacity and the knowledge of our employees and customers. We do not shy away from unbeaten paths. In this way, Zuidberg is setting a course towards the agricultural landscape of the future.

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Gerben Klungel - Export manager/ Marketing Manager

With years of experience in international B2B sales, Gerben has extensive knowledge of the market and product and service developments. He is responsible for relationships with Aftermarket importers all over the world and provides and guides the marketing strategy of the Zuidberg companies.

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