ZHANGJIAGANG, China, Aug. 29, 2023 /Cyberwebnic/ — As of August 29, 2023, Potain’s Zhangjiagang factory, a subsidiary of Manitowoc, has shipped more tower cranes than it did in the entire year of 2022. From January to August, shipments from the plant surged by 44.5% compared to the same period last year. Additionally, the factory reported a 66.6% year-on-year jump in equipment transactions in the second quarter, with cranes exceeding 200-ton-meters making up over 71.2% of those transactions.
The surge in tower crane business from the Zhangjiagang facility is a testament to the factory’s strong production capabilities and exceptional operational efficiency.
Capacity Expansion to Meet Market Demand
The Zhangjiagang factory’s ability to exceed its 2023 production target is credited with the company management’s foresight and the factory’s impressive production capacity. To meet market demands, the factory broadened its production scope and heightened efficiency. Throughout this effort, Potain not only optimized its production processes but also integrated advanced equipment and technology, markedly enhancing productivity.
Operational Excellence Boosts Plant Efficiency
The plant’s surge in production volume is attributed not only to expanded capacity but also to top-tier operational management. The factory’s management adopted a series of best practices, drawing on lean management principles from its parent, Manitowoc, to enhance both efficiency and product quality. By refining supply chain operations, the plant guaranteed raw material availability and cut costs. The tight-knit collaboration with the upstream and the downstream streamlined resource allocation and mutual benefits, slashing the time to market and ensuring quicker, more efficient customer service.
Innovative Strategies Propel Zhangjiagang Factory to Industry Forefront
In the face of fierce market competition, the Zhangjiagang facility’s continued success is a testament to its robust innovation strategy. The factory consistently updates product design and processes, ensuring they stay ahead of market trends. Beyond these advancements, there’s a strong emphasis on environmental sustainability and responsible growth. These combined efforts not only bolster the factory’s competitive edge but also set a forward-thinking standard for the entire manufacturing industry.
Potain’s Zhangjiagang Factory: Poised for Continued Success
Looking ahead, the factory remains committed to a “customer-first” approach, emphasizing top-tier products and services bolstered by ongoing tech advancements and management improvements. Given its track record, expectations are high for Potain’s Zhangjiagang factory to continue its robust growth and add to its storied legacy.