G Bruss GmbH Sligo products can be found all around the world – in the powertrains of countless vehicles. Whether it’s for Daimler, BMW, VW, Porsche, Audi, Ford or Jaguar/Land Rover – as a developer and manufacturer of high-end sealing systems, G Bruss GmbH have helped people keep moving for over 50 years!

First established as a small sole trader by the BRUSS family, G Bruss GmbH now employ over 2,500 people worldwide.

As an innovative specialist for individual solutions, G Bruss GmbH provide our customers with perfect customised products – with experience, technological competence and outstanding service.

Company Name
G Bruss GmbH Sligo

Address

Finisklin Road, Sligo, County Sligo

Website
www.bruss.de

Lean Service Provider
Tecknic Performance Leaders

Lean Start Project Objectives
  1. Improve the operations performance of the BU2 section 2.
  2. Create  a current state map to identify areas of opportunity.
  3. Propose a future state reflecting improved workflow and better team working.
  4. Increase knowledge in Lean , work standards ,TOC, 5S+Safety (hazard recognition).
  5. Performance Management and understand how it fits with the CI process.
  6. Overall achieve a more efficient Leaner BU2 section 2 area with improved productivity.
Key Challenges
  1. Inflexibility causing some conflict between employees with cover for Tool Setters de-flashing problematic.
  2. De-flashers only logging in to 2 M/Cs.
  3. Operators and Tool setters are not interchangeable.
  4. De-flashing is demoralising for tool setters.
  5. Maintenance response needs improved.
  6. M/C uptime at 84% is too low effecting overall performance.
Key Changes
  1. New better team system at moulding.
  2. System change – separating de-flash from the operator and tool setter – specialisation will improve uptime.
  3. Up-skilling and combine operator and tool setter into one functional role to improve m/c up-time and flexibility and reduce de-flash waste.
  4. Remove Log-in for hand de-flashers to improve flexibility no designated M/Cs.
  5. Up-skilling to include cold channel change by Tool Setters.
Results/Outcomes
  • Current state Value stream Map completed with process efficiency determined. A re-organised operating system in the BU2 moulding section to provide greater employee and M/C efficiency.