From 18 to 100 trailers per day due to Lean and QRM

  Marc Smetsers – Operations Manager Hapert & Hans Gerrese – Partner Leanteam

Marc Smetsers 

Hans Gerrese


Hapert started implementing Lean Manufacturing approximately 15 years ago. Over time, the increasing numbers and increasing product range forced them into implementing QRM. A number of people have followed the QRM Alpha training and subsequently a Q-ROC was established. At the end of 2017, the assembly lines were adjusted to become more flexible and to react quicker. At this moment, one Q-ROC is working on reducing the lead time in the office by 50%.

Company Profile

Hapert develops the strongest and most reliable trailers in Europe. Always with the user in mind - demanding companies and private individuals. They do not settle for average quality, but strive for perfection. With a turnover of around €30 million, Hapert is the biggest and most professional trailer builder in the Benelux.

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