Industrial performance

The plant factory of the future at the service of industrial excellence.

The evolution of technologies and customer expectations combined with market pressure requires manufacturers to continuously optimise their industrial processes. Improving the performance of the supply chain and plants is vital to reducing costs and bringing, the greatest number of people, innovative and high-quality vehicles delivered on time. As such, PSA Group’s “excellent plant” aims to consolidate the best technologies, equipment and know-how of the Group and its partners as well as the best practices in the automotive industry.

The plant of the future and automotive excellence by PSA Group

The number-one goal of the “excellent plant” is to create operational momentum with a view to improving the Group’s industrial performance. One of its objectives is to reduce the cost price of vehicles by 700€ by 2018 in Europe, notably by modernising and compacting its sites.

Customer-centric

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.

Global performance

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 PSA Group, 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.

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.

 

  • 70 kg

    reduction in vehicle mass

  • - 22%

    reduction in fuel consumption

The EMP2 also allows the Group to make original combinations, with greater styling freedom and improved features. For the customer, the move up-market is visible. The vehicles produced on the EMP2 platform lead their segments in Europe.

CMP (Common Modular Platform)

The CMP platform is a global platform developed by PSA Group and its long-standing Chinese partner Dongfeng Motors for compact and city cars. It is used to produce vehicles in their respective development regions. Access to the Dongfeng Motors supplier network will contribute to the Group’s ambitious cost-cutting objectives in China. It will also provide efficient solutions in terms of modularity, versatility, equipment and CO2 emissions. In addition, the electrification of this platform will enable PSA Group to propose an electric alternative for all the vehicles in these segments.

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