Centralisation of production sites

RAUCH Landmaschinenfabrik develops and assembles spreader machines used in agriculture for fertilising and sowing as well as for communities' winter road services. Founded in 1921, RAUCH today is a family-run company in the third generation. 300 staff produce 15,000 machines for the global market per year and generated a total annual turnover of more than 56 Mio. Euro in 2009.

Project challenges

Strength for innovation as well as the use of the latest development technologies and up-to-date production facilities ensure high product quality. Continuous growth distinguishes the company. The three existing plants reached their extensibility limits. All production steps were to be merged, modernised and supported by an efficient logistics system.

The decision to centralise the production sites means to the company to continuously assert its leading position in global competition.

io-consultants' scope was the lead consulting including the development of a sustainable centralisation concept and management of all requirements concerning building regulations as well as legal and approval issues for the section of land available. io-consultants was also in charge of detail equipment planning and the subsequent tender award process for architecture, construction, logistics and IT.

Centralisation concept for new production and logistics site

Factory planning, Logistics planning

Rheinmünster, Germany

Customer value

Considering all interfaces between construction, logistics, production and IT was an important aspect when generating the tender documents. All services were precisely detailed; requirements were fully defined and quantified. Planned in detail, automated to requirements and with future oriented structures: Production and logistics were centralised at the new site.

Lead consulting was the guarantor for performance security and market transparency when awarding the individual works and it results in targeted, efficient implementation of the investment project.

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