One of the best examples of continuous improvement is probably the automotive industry. One of the most well-known examples is the introduction of the conveyor belt in 1913. As a result, production costs went down and a great deal of time was saved as well. It eventually only took an incredible 93 minutes to assemble the famous T-Ford, and millions of these models would consequently leave the factory. Nowadays, many car manufacturers are still known for their culture of process improvement. Toyota staff, for example, annually generate hundreds of thousands of ideas for process optimisation, of which 90 per cent are actually implemented.
At HFI, too, there is a fully developed culture of continuous process improvement. This also creates a better flow, which ultimately creates a higher output. As we said before, not only do our clients expect us to supply high-quality precision mechanical components and assemblies, they also expect the right number to be delivered at the right moment. Whether this is several items or thousands of items annually is irrelevant to HFI. This is why we are always focused on further process optimisation. If we can implement an improvement somewhere, we will do this. When it comes down to it, we are the extension of your production process, and we take this responsibility very seriously. It is no coincidence that we are known to our clients for our high delivery performance and high quality.
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You will experience this well-developed process optimisation when you visit our production site. All staff, machines and systems are geared to achieving the shortest possible lead times, without ever losing sight of the right quality. HFI realises the importance of timely delivery and feels as if it is an extension of its clients.
Our machinery and production capabilities easily meet the benchmark in the market, and where necessary we invest in new opportunities. So, the bottom line is that we adapt to your requirements, and not the other way around.