News | 06/11/2018 Liebherr-Aerospace in Brazil – a perfect example for Lean Manufacturing

The team of Liebherr Aerospace Brasil showed the visitors examples of Lean Manufacturing processes and tools.

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Liebherr Aerospace Brasil Ltda. in Guaratinguetá recently welcomed 44 representatives of 17 different companies of the region who are members of the Lean Six Sigma Forum (University of São Paulo). The visitors – among them Gilberto Kosaka, pioneer in the introduction of the Lean Concept in Brazil - were taken on a plant tour and learned about Liebherr-Aerospace’s Lean Principles which the company had started to implement successfully in its Brazilian plant in 2014.

Since 2015, representatives of Liebherr Aerospace Brasil participate in the forum that supports companies to implement the Lean Concept.

Liebherr Aerospace Brasil Ltda. specializes in precision machining, surface treatment and assembly of high-tech and precision parts for flight control and actuation systems, landing gear and air management systems for a wide range of commercial aircraft programs. Furthermore, it manufactures, treats and pre-assembles complex medium-size structural parts made from aluminum, such as ribs, beams and brackets for aircraft wings and fuselage.