Today, we are officially opening our future-proof new home base for our manufacturing department. Meet ‘The Engine'!
‘The Engine’: new production site
The move to the new site is part of the Focus to Perform program, a larger strategic initiative that focuses on operational excellence. Automation and the implementation of new, innovative technologies as well as the involvement of employees were key pillars, and will remain instrumental in the further development of the new factory.
Focus on ‘Factory for the future’
“The new site, and accompanying infrastructure, offers a strong base for gradually improving our efficiency and will help us to respond quickly to new market trends
,” says Filip Deruijck, Barco’s VP Operations Belgium.
“The design of the manufacturing floor, for example, is flexible and multifunctional. Through automation and innovation, we can shorten lead times and increase production. It’s how we can keep delivery times short and produce cost-effectively, also in Belgium.”
This new approach translates into economies of scale. In the course of 2018, Barco will incorporate the production activities of its Norwegian site in Kortrijk too.