The London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) is the leading global manufacturer and retailer of purpose-built commercial electric vehicles. Their iconic black cabs are famous across the world. As part of their commitment to deliver zero-emissions capable technology across a range of electric commercial vehicles, they introduced a new product: the VN5. It is a zero emissions-capable light electric van with a battery range extender.
This presented many opportunities but also several challenges in the manufacturing facility. HSSMI were brought in to use advanced manufacturing simulation tools to model the warehouse area in order to:
- Assess requirements for new equipment and facilities
- Configure and optimise part flows
- Assess warehouse requirements
- Plan for the effects these changes will have across the plant, in areas such as logistics.