Bock-FrickenhausenGERMANY: GEA has invested in a new vehicle compressor assembly line at its Frickenhausen factory.

This plant will manufacture GEA Bock FK30, FK40, and FK50 open type piston compressors used by prominent bus manufacturers, railways and in transport refrigeration.

“We have succeeded in eliminating waste in our process,” revealed Steffen Schmid, who is responsible for planning and management of the FK assembly line. “Predictive recognition of faults is now possible. We can now take positive action to prevent defects and to further enhance our very high quality standards. There is clear separation between assembly and logistics. We consider value-adding activities entirely apart from non-value-adding activities, and we avoid mixing the orders.”