If there’s anything that distinguishes us for our clients, it’s our speed and flexibility, combined with our quality. Teamwork, effective operations and a flexible response to situations are needed to achieve the desired quality within the agreed timescale. Our team, our high-tech machinery and our own transport enable us to do this.
The same also often applies to the construction of distribution centres, which involves making huge amounts of steel in a short time. As a company, you need to be fully automated and have sufficient scale to be able to achieve this. We’ve also already gained a lot of experience with lean construction.
Time gains through lean construction
For example, we used lean principles for engineering and implementation for The Tube distribution centre on Het Laar business park. As supplier and subcontractor, we worked intensively with main contractor Heembouw from early on in the process. We coordinated the work in three big lean sessions (engineering, frame, finishing), enabling us to construct together effectively and efficiently.
And when working on NewLogic III on Het Laar business park, the entire main structural frame comprised some 2,500 tonnes of steel. Good lean preparations enabled us to produce, coat and assemble this structure in under four months.
NewLogic III and The Tube also received the BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ design certificate for their extremely sustainable design. The Tube’s desired curves were achieved by bending the steel profiles at the factory in advance and bolting these together on the construction site. In some places,the curves were too sharp for us to achieve using steel profiles, so we made special fitting pieces from individual steel sheets that we welded together.
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