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World Class Manufacturing at Automotive Lighting Brotterode

WCM – World class niveau production

World Class Manufacturing is the unified production system of our group of companies and therefore also for Automotive Lighting Brotterode.

The term World Class Manufacturing (WCM) describes the efficiency process to improve key performance indicators. The WCM-Process is audited every six months by external auditors.

The objectives of the WCM-Process

  • Involvement of all employees
  • Detection of waste and losses
  • Application of methods
  • Definition of standards
  • Continuous further development

Production insights

  • Full-LED, Xenon and Halogen Headlamps for passenger cars
  • Dynamic Cornering-Light Modules
  • LED and LED-Matrix Modules
  • Laser-Light Modules
  • Exterior Lenses in 1K and 2K (component) injection molding technology
  • Optical Lenses in 3K injection molding technology
  • Production of Plastic Lenses and Frames (1K, 2K)
  • Optical Lenses (3K)
  • Assembly of headlamps with Full-LED, LED and LED-Matrix Modules, Xenon and Halogen light sources, Dynamic-Cornering-Lights and Laser-Light Modules
  • Assembly of LED-Assemblies
  • Projection and Reflection modules

Production at AL Brotterode is performed in three production areas:

  • Pre-Production
  • Module Production
  • Assembly with Upstream Production Preparation
  • Surface Treatment of design parts via Metallization, Vaporization and Sputtering
  • Production of electronic components for high performance LEDs using Laser Soldering and Laser Treatment

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