Mr. Humphrey Lee (Former Vice-Chairman, HKSQ) was the leader for this technical visit. He introduced the schedule of technical visit and briefed the background of companies to participants.
There were 30 participants joined the technical visit.
We arrived GAC Toyota Motor Co., Ltd. and the welcome message was observed in front of show room.
The PR of GAC introduced the production process included Press, Welding, Paining, Molding and General Assembly and then an introduction video was showed. After that we visited the production line and their final product testing facilities.
During the visit, the PR briefed the background and its operation. There were about 8200 staff and their production capacity was 340,000 car per year. TPS takt time of each process was 88s. We observed each line had Integrated Production Status Display (Andon). For testing, Drum test was observed and the speed upto 120 km/hr and other tests such as AVL-HI, AVL-LOW, Water Leakage Test, etc.
At the end, HKSQ souvenir flag was presented by Mr. Humphrey Lee.
HKSQ Group photo was taken.
Then we had a lunch near TTI factory named "十二道順德菜".
After lunch, we went to TTI and Mr. Victor Ling (Director, Group Quality System Assurance & Environment, Health and Safety; Group Facility Department, TTI (Dongguan)) gave a welcome speech and introduced the company background, product types and quality management philosophy to us.
TTI used lean concept for their production using Kaizen and Cell to enhance their productivity. Moreover, they focused on Innovation which elements were identified as "Ideas", "Performance", "Customer Needs" and "Value".
TTI Tech Centre had moved in complete in July 2011 and area was 2000 square meter. It included Cell Development, Motor Development, Metallurgical Testing, Gear Development, Test & measurement Center, and Computer Aid Engineering. Mr. Victor Ling also introduced their laboratories, Testing and Certification Facilities. Before visit the factory, he introduced one of product that using battery technology to make a warm jacket.
Then We visited the assembly line. Victor mentioned the improvement from line to cell. Moreover, they committed 2 hour Just In Time (JIT) that was all materials were ready 2 hour before assembly. Since the worker was stand up during work, they had 15 min rest time per 2 hour work. In their battery, its life up to 1500 cycle which was much reliable than mechanical parts.
After that we visited the laboratories included EMC Test Room, ISTA Pre-Shipment Test, UN Test Room, Chemical Analysis Room (for RoHS with instruments included ED-XRF, ICP-OES, UV-Vis & GCMS), Abnormal Test Room, Environmental Test Room, etc. I took a photo in the EMC test room for memory.
Finally, we visited the Training Centre. Their engineer demonstrated how to employ their power tools for different applications.
At the end, Mr. Humphrey Lee represented HKSQ to present a flag to Mr. Victor Ling.
Group photo in front of TTI Tech Centre
HKSQ - http://www.hksq.org/
GAC Toyota Motor - http://www.gac-toyota.com.cn/
TTI - http://www.ttigroup.com/en/home