First Power Pusher for Faurecia, France
The Faurecia Group (Europe’s second largest Automotive equipment supplier), have recently taken delivery of their first Nu-Star power Pusher at their Exhaust Systems production plant in Poissy, France.
The Faurecia Poissy plant manufactures over 250,000 exhaust systems per annum for the Peugeot 1007 & 207 models & supplies them on a ‘just in time’ basis to the nearby PSA Peugeot Citroen factory.
Previously the large 1100 Kgs trolleys, laden with the exhaust systems, were manoeuvred by hand until Laurent Tissier (Responsable du JAT de Poissy) became aware of the Power Pusher.
During a 6 month trial period, Faurecia developed & modified the standard Nu-Star coupling mechanism to enable quick & easy connection to all of the exhaust trolleys on site.
Faurecia’s Laurent Tissier commented; “Following an ergonomic analysis in our site, we had to improve the way we were moving our trolleys. The best solution we have found after different trials was to use the Power Pusher. It’s very easy to use even when you do not have a lot of space. All our operators are very happy and feel better at the end of the day”
The Power Pusher is one of a range of pedestrian operated, electric tug units for moving wheeled industrial loads. The machines are manufactured by Nu-Star in Derbyshire, UK (www.nu-starmhl.com) for the EU, Middle East & Australasian markets and also in Minneapolis, USA (www.nustarinc.com) for N. & S. American & Canadian markets.