Tredwell is a high Volume Manufacturer of control panels, control assemblies & boxes and associated wiring looms for repeat and high volume OEM and industrial applications.

Company Name
Tredwell Electrical

Address
Abhann Road
Raheen Business Park
Limerick

Website
www.tredwell.ie

Service Provider
IDE Ltd

Quote –  Savings have been made across the entire business as a result of the Lean Plus Program. It has provided a platform for current and future growth. The skills gained in completing the project will be used in future Lean projects. It also aligns with our ISO systems. 

Lean Plus

Key objectives

  • To address the potential effect of Brexit
  •  Improve competitiveness
  • Reduce production costs
  • Increase productivity and throughput
Key Challenges

While addressing the above objectives, the company started to go through a huge surge in demand for their products. Original plan was to cater for approx. 30% increase over the coming 2 years. However growth surged to near 50% during the project life cycle.

Key Changes
  • Layout became a main factor (2 storey building).
  • Introduction of new semi automatic equipment (only where necessary that would enhance existing processes).
Results/Outcomes
  • Increase in production space by 30% upstairs and 82% downstairs (same footprint)
  • New storage solution for components – decrease in footprint of 43% but an increase of capacity of 48%
  • Productivity increase for order picking of 27%
  • Productivity increase on mechanical assembly of 31%
  • Productivity increase in wire and loom prep of 21%