Factory planning & production optimization

We are your partner for all matters relating to factory planning and production optimization, as we can combine specialist knowledge from various fields under one roof. We act as a coordinator between clients, planners, contractors, and machine suppliers. We support you with conceptual design and planning of new production sites or factory expansions and supervise their implementation. Additionally, we help you to optimize your production processes by improving the material flow, optimizing intralogistics, and achieving the right degree of automation.

Factory planning

Our factory planning services cover all phases of the planning process, from the definition of requirements and conception and planning of intralogistics and technical building equipment (TBE) to the supervision of renovations and expansions of a production site. Operating and investment cost calculations provide a solid basis for decision-making during this. As an independent service company, we always remain neutral, regardless of the solution. This allows us to represent the interests of our customers in their entirety and provide advice in choosing systems and other partners (constructions companies and suppliers). Typical activities include:

  • Defining requirements for new production sites or for conversions and expansions of existing ones
  • Assessing properties, sites, and building conditions
  • Defining and specifying manufacturing and production equipment, designing required storage and logistic systems
  • Creating plant structures and factory layouts
  • Validating and optimizing concepts by way of material flow simulation
  • Devising economical and ecological energy supply concepts
  • Carrying out investment cost and profitability calculations
  • Specialist planning of HVAC and building automation
  • Tenders for planners, total contractors, or general contractors
  • Client representation/consultation

Production optimization

We identify optimization potential in existing production facilities with a view to reducing costs, improving delivery capability, and increasing quality. We help our customers develop solutions that make production more efficient, flexible, and sustainable by consistently focusing on the value stream and the required operating and auxiliary equipment. Typical activities include:

  • Analyzing processes with a focus on production, assembly, and logistics
  • Carrying out value stream mappings to identify optimization potential
  • Technology evaluations and devising solutions for optimizing material flows, degree of automation, etc.
  • Carrying out flow and throughput simulations
  • Conducting economic assessments (manufacturing costs and payback calculations)
  • Preparing equipment or system specifications
  • Assessing system suppliers
  • Obtaining and comparing offers from system suppliers







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Andreas Portmann

Hohlstrasse 614
8048 Zürich

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