Moto Guzzi Optimises Production

MOTO GUZZI ITALY

Optimised workstation and handling solutions have added value in the workplace and are enabling operatives to achieve greater productivity.

Moto Guzzi, the famous Italian motorcycle manufacturer, was founded by Carlo Guzzi and Giorgio Parodi who designed their first bike in 1920, one year before the company was officially established in 1921. Their first model – dubbed “Normale” – featured a 500cc engine and entered production in 1922. This quickly captured the attention of the market and became the company’s first major success.

To cope with increased production, the Moto Guzzi factory went vertical in the 1950s with a three-storey final assembly area and a product-validation department. This was a positive move because land was scarce but the bikes were assembled on the third floor and tested on an oval track on the roof before being lowered back down to the ground by crane.

In 2015, after the Piaggio Group had taken over Moto Guzzi, a plan was launched to fix things once and for all. The historic Mandello del Lario facility underwent significant evolution. From the outside, the historic buildings still look exactly the same and are still fronted by the huge red gates that proudly display the Moto Guzzi logo. Equally unchanged are the second-row buildings where part of the Moto Guzzi production now takes place. Inside, however, all these buildings have been completely refurbished and reorganised and all production lines have been relocated there.

Representatives from Trilogiq Italia have been working closely with Moto Guzzi to create the new optimised production line. The project team was asked to carry out a detailed analysis and review the needs and activities of Moto Guzzi’s factory operatives.

Once the assessment was completed, new optimised workstations, custom built with GRAPHIT modular components, were introduced to replace conventional static workbenches. This provided Moto Guzzi with the ergonomic working conditions they required as part of their continuous improvement programme. Now the optimised workstations enable operatives to perform all assembly activities without over-reaching, in comfort and assured of complete safety.

New kitting trolleys were also introduced to reduce the effort involved with moving larger items. Using the GRAPHIT system’s aluminum tubes ensured the trolleys were as light as possible which means operatives can move and handle them with minimum effort.

The company reports that the optimised solutions in the workplace have definitely added value and the newly installed workstations are already proving an advantage to operatives who are achieving greater productivity.

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