How stuff works – Tire mounting at the Saab factory

From TTELA, this is news not only of a renewed supply contract, but also an insight as to how part of the assembly process works.

Each car has to have wheels and tires, but they come from different places, right? So how does these parts of the car come together as part of the just-in-time delivery and assembly process at Saab?

Is it a matter of a bunch of guys on tire-fitting machines all day? Well, no.

Hopefully the Googletrans will give you some insight.

A New Agreement between DHL and Saab

DHL in Trollhättan get renewed confidence from Saab. The logistics company’s new agreement with the automaker means they will do tire mounting on all new Saab cars for another year.

The cooperation means 15 employees at the DHL Supply Chain in Trollhättan will continue to go about handling the tire warehouse, assembly, sequencing and maintenance tasks for another 12 months.

– “We are glad to have a continued confidence from Saab. Our extended agreement is a fine proof of quality, and reliability of delivery is a strength for us”, writes David Stenberg on DHL Supply Chain in a statement.

The new agreement includes tire mounting for models 9-5, Saab 9-3 Convertible, Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan and Saab 9-3 SportCombi.

– We place high demands on the article being assembled and delivered correctly and in a timely manner. There are no margins [for error] and it is on this confidence [of timely delivery] that our work is based, says Claes Kallioniemi, buyer for Saab Automobile.

Thanks to Per for the tip….

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