Case studies

Manufacturing strategy and operations optimization – Savaria

The Laval plant is a leading manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vans and is located in a 54,000 square feet plant. The layout and organization of the work were not optimal and production capacities needed to increase by 50% for fulfill upcoming sales growth. Savaria retained the services of Progima to redefine the industrial strategy and implement the action plan required to meet the production objectives.


2nd Line

Improvement of the layout in order the create a second assembly line


Increase in production capacity

50 000

Square feet

A second assembly line has been added in the same space allowing an increase in capacity of 50%. Multiple improvement initiatives also allowed to eliminate non-value-added operations and functional irritants leading an increase in productivity.

Savaria is a global leader in accessibility and manufacture products that help people maintain their personal mobility.