In 2014, Stellantis production centers revolutionized their working methods by adopting full kitting. This innovative process enables them to control every step of the way, while responding quickly and efficiently to specific customer requests. To find out more, we spoke to Arnaud SAUL, Logistics Manager at Stellantis' Mulhouse site. Immerse yourself in this industrial breakthrough which has propelled Stellantis plants to new heights of efficiency and performance.
What is full kitting?
Full kitting involves preparing all the parts needed to assemble a vehicle on a single cart. A sophisticated system automatically selects the parts to be collected. Once the kit has been assembled, the automated cart positions itself close to the vehicle to be assembled. It follows the vehicle from one end of the line to the other, allowing operators to pick up the materials they need as they go along.
Discover all the details of this skilfully orchestrated process in this video:
What full kitting has changed
Efficient process, but complex and slow
Numerous trips to the edge of the line
Greater precision, reduced risk of error
Greater efficiency, speed and ease of use for operators
Optimized travel and enhanced safety
More line-side space
Better management of range diversity
Did you know?
Full kitting is inspired by the working methods of Japanese manufacturers.
It is used in many manufacturing sectors, including electronics, aeronautics and pharmaceuticals.
The Hordain site in France played the role of forerunner, becoming the first European plant in the PSA Peugeot Citroën Group to adopt full kitting back in 2014.