Holiday home firm’s huge efficiency scoop after £100,000 partnership saves staggering 6,000 hours
An East Yorkshire holiday home maker has saved itself 6,000 man-hours a year after partnering with a new supplier of software, services and equipment.
Victory Leisure Homes has become the first in its industry to use Hilti’s management system, enabling it to control vital components at both Gilberdyke and Hull sites, in a deal worth more than 100 £000.
Based on a 40-hour work week, it frees up three people each year, and takes place against the backdrop of one of the most difficult labor markets ever seen.
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Custom-built to meet the exact needs of the Rix Group’s business, it uses data matrix codes and Bluetooth technology to track and manage the tools, equipment and materials used by the 415-person team via a single platform. cloud software form.
Mark Hewitt, Director of Operations at Victory Leisure Homes, said, “As a company that prides itself on challenging the norm and overturning traditional processes, we were eager to get the most out of Hilti’s industry-leading ON!Track technology. of the market, to create the most efficient and productive system possible for our team.
“In addition to providing workers with the best tools for the job, the partnership streamlines the manufacturing process and allows the team to have complete visibility of everything they need at the push of a button.
“Our decision to partner with Hilti came after testing their system for six months. We value the opinions of our employees and their feedback on the trial has been overwhelmingly positive. »
As part of the undisclosed deal, Victory also benefits from Hilti’s all-inclusive fleet contract, which provides access to unlimited manufacturing support and maintenance, and significantly shorter lead times to receive new tools. , as well as the ability to upgrade Hilti’s fleet every three years.
Sebastiaan Groenhuijsen, Product Management Manager for Northern Europe at Hilti, a company with worldwide sales of £4.1 billion, added: “It’s always great when companies are using our ON!Track asset management system in new and innovative ways. In labeling its extensive catalog of holiday homes, Victory has used original thought to adapt ON!Track to the business – which we hope will inspire others to do the same. We look forward to continuing this partnership with Victory and our future collaborations.
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