Expert wins second major motor industry order from Mexico

Assembly Automation

ISSN: 0144-5154

Article publication date: 1 June 2000




(2000), "Expert wins second major motor industry order from Mexico", Assembly Automation, Vol. 20 No. 2.



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Expert wins second major motor industry order from Mexico

Expert wins second major motor industry order from Mexico

Ford follows Chrysler in selecting expert equipment for its Mexican vehicle assembly operations

Keywords: Positioning, Vehicle, Assembly

Coventry-based Expert UK Ltd has beaten industrial giants on both sides of the Atlantic to win a second major order to supply precision positioning equipment to one of America's "big tour" vehicle producers in Mexico.

The latest contract - for a seven-station "lift and shift" transfer system to streamline the assembly of Ford Boxline vehicles - follows a breakthrough order worth more than £1 million to equip Chrysler's Mexican vehicle assembly operations earlier in the year.

Designed for a series of semi-automatic and fully robotic welding operations on the rear cab assembly of the new vehicle, the Expert installation is capable of meeting production targets of 60/units per hour. It features a "soft touch" pick-up capability which eliminates the risk of panel damage, and provides smooth acceleration and accurate transfer of assemblies between stations by incorporating the latest version of Expert's proven cam-based drive system.

"The contract extends our track record of supplying sophisticated positioning and assembly line equipment to leading motor manufacturers, both in the UK and world-wide" says Expert UK's General Manager, Angelo Luciano. "It is worth in excess of »200,000 and was again won in the face of fierce international competition."

"Our selection was not only based on the success of our previous in-country installations at Chrysler, but because we could also guarantee meeting the extremely tight delivery schedule called for by our customer" he adds.

For futher information, please contact: Angelo Luciano, Expert UK Ltd. Tel: +44 (0) 20 76 717566 or see Website:

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