Schauenburg Systems

Schauenburg Systems, a member of Schauenburg International Group, is an original-equipment manufacturer of mine safety systems and equipment.

The company designs and manufactures innovative electronic products using cutting-edge technologies. Continuous research and development as well as an international distribution and technical service network enables the company to serve the international mining and tunnelling markets as well as other industries.

Highly successful, and on the back of an excellent set of financial results, the management decided that with the continuing difficulties facing the mining sector, this was no time to rest on their laurels. Instead they decided to challenge themselves to radically improve performance in their assembly plant.

Knox D'Arcy carried out a productivity/throughput based project at the assembly plant in Kempton Park, Johannesburg with astonishing results. Productivity more than doubled over the course of a five month engagement.

Lewis Mathieson, the M.D. said of the engagement, "This project was the result of an initial phase undertaken by Knox D'Arcy that very professionally and succinctly identified problem areas within our production environment. The project team were exceptionally professional and meticulous in the way they approached the problem and the way in which they have transparently and seamlessly progressed with the solutions."

He added, "We have been extremely impressed with the results that have been delivered, and the manner in which our production staff have all bought into the changes, proposed and made." "We would gladly work with Knox D'Arcy again on any project and would highly recommend them."