“We are going to use CEJN all over”
Expensive lacquer damage on their vehicles caused by heavy-handed couplings made Volvo Tuve in Gothenburg open to other options. After testing the CEJN eSafe quick-connect coupling with soft-line cover, the truck manufacturing giant realised that not only could the product solve this problem, but it could also improve ergonomics, economy and safety. By 2015 the whole manufacturing plant will be “Cejnified” when it comes to compressed air.
Tuve, the Volvo manufacturing plant in Gothenburg, is a large site with 1500 employees and has an impressive assembly line. Every day 175 brand new Volvo trucks exit the large gates at the end of the hall. Bengt Birgersson and Benny Reinhardt, who are responsible for the compressed air improvements, take us on a tour around the factory to show the ongoing compressed air transition into CEJN.
Truck damage and energy awareness. The factory in Tuve was struggling with lacquer damage on their trucks caused by the large and uncovered couplings they used at the assembly line. Bengt Birgersson, technician at Tuve, saw the material damages and the customer refunds it caused. At the same time Benny Reinhardt, maintenance technician, had the task on his desk to optimize the compressed air system in order to minimize air consumption. “As we had already used CEJN at some work stations with good experience, we agreed to try the new eSafe,” explains Bengt. After testing eSafe with soft-line covers, they saw reduced damage and increased energy savings. Bengt and Benny were convinced that a transition to CEJN was the right path to take.
"The cost of compressed air has been reduced with CEJN eSafe"
Benny Reinhardt – maintenance technician VOLVO
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