AWE LAUNCHES NEW MANUFACTURING EFFICIENCY PROGRAM
Creative Manager, AWE
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July 10, 2018
AWE, the precision automotive engineering firm located just outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has launched a company-wide manufacturing efficiency program that has streamlined the production of AWE’s popular exhaust products, enabling them to be produced in a manner that decreases customer lead time on certain items and increases the company’s ability to produce higher volumes of products given higher demand over the trailing 12 months.
“AWE has updated new processes and procedures, and brought in equipment, including but not limited to our CNC Mandrel Bender from Crippa, our Robotic Cutting equipment from ABB, laser etching by Laser Marking Technologies, all in house, so that our A-team can become even more streamlined while keeping quality up and performance of the products above standards,” stated Jason Hertz, Production Manager.
The company has also implemented a new company-wide dashboarding system to monitor throughput for “all to see” in order to foster a company culture of increased throughput, from order to ship.
AWE has been credited for its forward-thinking production styles before, including being included in a commercial for Apple’s iPad-for-business campaign, as seen below.
“We love efficiency and have always appreciated the use of technology. AWE has been forward-thinking in discovering and embracing technology to improve production and efficiency. It has resulted in significantly reduced lead time on exhausts and overall better quality and design. We value our relationship with AWE as a primary performance partner and look forward to all that they will accomplish. ” stated Joshua Lockwood, owner of Excelerate Performance, one of AWE’s largest dealers.
“Production floor streamlining, coupled with volume amplification through leading sales and marketing, was always part of the long-term strategy.” stated Todd Sager, President and founder of AWE, “The European vehicle market continues to grow for AWE, and our Ford Mustang, Ford Focus, and Subaru lines have exceeded expectations to the point where their volume can support dedicated manufacturing cells. A focus on both quality and efficiency is essential to AWE’s DNA.”
AWE is the authority in precision automotive engineering for enthusiast automobiles. From award-winning handcrafted performance exhausts to track-tested carbon fiber intakes and performance intercoolers, AWE innovates, designs, engineers, manufactures, and distributes AWE brand performance products globally through its preferred network of dealers, online and from its state-of-the-art headquarters outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since 1991, AWE’s elite team of researchers, engineers, innovators, and drivers have track-tested and introduced premium performance upgrades for some of the finest automobiles in the world.