Traktionssysteme Austria (TSA) has been awarded the Lean Management Award for 2021/22 by StEP-Up, Austria’s leading platform for sustainably increasing the competitiveness of manufacturing companies. This award recognizes TSA as a leading enterprise in Lean Management, following their outstanding contribution to the topic of Shopfloor Management at the last Lean Circle. TSA was evaluated with points based on their company-specific approach to the topics discussed, the presentation and lecture, as well as the benefits for the company.

TSA has invested 3 million euros in the reconstruction phase and will implement another 10 million euros in expansion and replacement investments in the next few years. These investments will help keep the site in Wiener Neudorf competitive and attractive in the long run.

TSA awarded Lean Management Award by StEP-Up

The Lean Circle offers participating enterprises the opportunity to exchange experiences on defined topics in the fields of Operational Excellence, Smart Factory, and Green Factory. The participating enterprises meet every 3 months over a period of 1.5 years, alternately at the respective business locations. The ultimate goal is to initiate improvements and generate added value for their own company.

At the closing Best Practice Conference held at the University for Continuing Education in Krems, Markus Müller, Head of Production Technology & Lean Management, and Martin Tschernach, Lean Production Manager, accepted the award on behalf of TSA.

Following this recognition, TechnoKontakte got in contact with TSA to offer their training concept for specialists and managers. Traktionssysteme Austria had previously applied for the best-practice seminar series, and their presenter trio hosted the topic Success with strategy-oriented Production Roadmap to 15 participants. The company site in Wiener Neudorf was established over 60 years ago, and in recent years has undergone significant changes to keep the site competitive and attractive in the long run.

The Production Roadmap and corporate strategy at TSA are based on 4 core areas: Lean Management, Production Layout, Automation, and Digitalization/Industry 4.0. One of the main topics discussed during the seminar was the systematic development from batch style manufacturing to flow-oriented production at TSA. A tour through the manufacturing hall was a special highlight of the event, where stator and rotor production have been optimized since 2020 in an extensive reconstruction phase, which was performed similar to an open-heart surgery as the manufacturing processes never stopped.

As mentioned above, TSA has invested 3 million euros in the reconstruction phase and will implement another 10 million euros in expansion and replacement investments in the next few years. These investments will help keep the site in Wiener Neudorf competitive and attractive in the long run.

Overall, the award recognizes the dedication and hard work of the TSA team in implementing Lean Management principles and driving continuous improvement in their manufacturing processes. It is clear that TSA is committed to staying ahead of the curve in terms of technology and innovation, and is willing to invest in their future success.

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