The excellent plant responds to customer expectations in a rapid and bespoke manner. At this connected and paperless plant, each order triggers a manufacturing order sent on to the coordination centre, which plans its running order and provides the customer with a provisional delivery date. The ordering of parts and the manufacturing process are planned in consequence.
Innovation in processes
Work spaces are organised on the basis of innovative automation solutions so as to improve the ergonomics of work stations and the safety of employees. Quality controls are carried out automatically and then approved by the operators. All the data from robots and equipment is stored, analysed and shared in real time to ensure optimum monitoring.
Sustainable car MANUFACTURING plants
Target: 24% renewable energy by 2025
“There is a need for us industrialists to make frugal use of all resources,” explains Yann Vincent, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Director.
As part of our overall environmental policy, we have set targets in terms of kilowatt-hours per car manufactured, water consumption and waste generation. We have decided to achieve 24% renewable energy in our electricity consumption by 2025 and to reduce CO2 emissions to 250 kilowatts per vehicle produced.
In 2019, we will publish our long-term objectives, including the carbon neutrality of our industrial base by 2050.
The entire manufacturing system is informed by several criteria: a load rate optimised by compacting; increased flexibility to adapt to changes in demand; management autonomy to maximise process improvements; and the full integration of suppliers in the supply chain. Plant performance is approached in an overarching manner, covering safety, management, quality, lead times and the environment.
For Groupe PSA, the plant of the future is more compact, economical and ecological, as well as more flexible and agile.
Streamlined platforms worldwide
The platform of a vehicle includes the powertrain and all its operational components, or roughly 60% of the cost price. A single platform can be used to develop different body styles, favouring the diversity of models while stepping up the pace of launches and optimising the use of output capacities. The Group’s objective is to switch from its six current platforms to two global platforms, the EMP2 and CMP.
Our Plants are preparing for the Energy Transition
Groupe PSA will launch seven hybrid and five full electric models between 2019 and 2021. These vehicles will be produced on the same lines as the thermic vehicles.
It is the flexibility of our industrial tool that allows us to produce according to customer demand.
In Mulhouse, for example, the production line will house both the thermic and hybrid DS 7 CROSSBACK. We adapt our manufacturing processes to be able to produce both vehicles on a single line.
EMP2 (Efficient Modular Platform)
The EMP2 platform was launched in 2013 to cover all the world body styles of compact and family cars with innovative and efficient solutions. The platform’s modular design encompasses a broad diversity of models and can be used to manufacture substantial volumes. The EMP2 is at the root of the spectacular progress made in reducing vehicle mass and fuel consumption.