Engine Assembly Tooling

BACKGROUND

  • Globally recognised manufacturer of luxury on and off road high performance vehicles.
  • Aggressive introduction of multiple new engine platforms

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

  • Support client engineering development teams to design and manufacture fit for purpose tooling and assembly aids support each stage of preproduction development and testing
  • Support production implementation teams with tooling and assembly aids for production environment
  • Rapid development of tooling and gauging solutions for issues identified in production ramp up programmes

THE PROGRAMME

  • Developed and project managed hand tooling development and delivery programme to fulfil clients timeframes
  • Multi-level and site engagement with client to agree scope and nature of tooling requirements for each evolutionary stage of development programmes
  • Design and manufacture of fit for purpose tooling for each development stage reflecting environment of use, number of engines involved etc
  • On site presence to support introduction and training of tooling at each build evolution
  • Evolution of prototype support tools to production environment sustainable products
  • General fast response line side support to client engineering teams and their principal sub contract suppliers to resolve snagging issues identified in plant commission and production ramp up

THE OUTCOME

  • Engaged by client as a Specialist Supply Partner for 5 engine platform introductions
  • Empowered to operate directly in their CAD platforms
  • Increasing engagement by production environment for a broad range of solutions delivery around the line
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