Automotive Stillages are metal framed packaging solutions used ‘line-side’ in the car industry. J.S. Burgess have produced automotive stillages for a range of components for customers such as JLR (Jaguar Land Rover), Nissan and Infiniti.
Sites such as the BMW Mini Plant in Oxford produce as many as 55 cars per hour, each designed to exacting customer’s specifications. As such, line-side packaging and stillages needs to work first time, every time and protect the high surface finishes that the buyers of new cars expect.
Custom Made Dunnage
One of the most complex parts of automotive stillages is the “dunnage”; the soft components that support and protect the parts from the first tier suppliers to their point of use on the assembly line.
There are inumerable different types of dunnage systems and J.S.Burgess designers work directly with customers to find the most effective and cost efficient solution. The image above) shows a custom foam support which secures the part in place and ensures that no damage occurs on the delicate ‘A-side’ of the part.
Lean Manufacture & Continuous Improvement
The automotive industry is famously a leader in lean manufacturing, but if your organisation also takes these modern manufacturing and business improvement techniques seriously then J.S.Burgess can help you with a variety of bespoke stillage and trolley systems.
Using knowledge gained from working with the exacting demands of the motor trade, our designers can create ergonomic custom made work stations, racking and trollies which can help drive efficiency and improve the bottom line of your operation.