Responding to technology challenges in mill equipment manufacture

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    Publisher Milling & Grain
    Year of publication 2019 January

    Medium Digital

    Repair & construction of mills > Engineers and millwrights


    Scope & contentBy Roger Gilbert, Milling & Grain

    Ocrim Spa has two factories in Cremona, Italy. One is in the centre of town and is the historic home of this milling equipment manufacturer, and a new factory complex outside the town, on the banks of the local river, where it has four manufacturing spaces connected by a wide corridor and a separate area of dispatch, beside a three-story office block.

    This second site – referred to as its Port Factory - is expected to be enlarged further in the coming years and is reflecting the demands being placed on the milling industry’s suppliers that it produces more efficiently and quicker with greater return on investment.

    The ‘Port Factory’ is meeting that challenge.It runs a two-shift system, with the expectation to move to three shifts in the future, to maximise production. It has already adopted a new industry approach, where one highly-qualified staff member operates three machines and takes responsibility for their maintenance.

    “The market needs this approach,” says Alan Castellucci, Ocrim’s new Head of Production, who joined the company from an Italian agricultural machinery manufacturer, producing over 50,000 machines per year.

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