By working and thinking in a different
way, Volvo do Brasil succeeded in freeing
up more than 4,000 square metres of
space at its plant in Curitiba. The space was
needed to start producing a medium-heavy
truck which has since increased turnover
and employment at the plant. Most of the
work that was done has formed the basis of
the way the Volvo Group currently
implements the Volvo Production System.
Since 2005, the Volvo Group has been actively working to introduce Lean Production, known within the Group as the VPS (Volvo Production System). Much of the VPS’ current content originates from Volvo do Brasil.
“Volvo do Brasil is outstanding in introducing and applying the VPS,” says Katarina Lindström, head of the VPS at the Volvo Group. “Its whole organisation is incredibly committed, which is the most important factor
behind the successful introduction of the VPS. We have a lot to learn from our colleagues in Brazil in this respect.”