Lean thinking and high productivity are central to the ongoing transformation of the Varvel Group, which has chosen to become a “competence factory” in order to grow further on the international market.
In the world of Industry 4.0, in which greater digitalization and better performance are seen as ways to reduce waste and adapt more easily to changes in demand and offer, managers have to adopt a flexible, long term approach if they are to keep pace with the rapid changes imposed by globalization.
For this reason, the Varvel Group has given another push to development and productivity by exploiting the amazing potential of “Lean Manufacturing” and the “Six Sigma” method, adapting both concepts to the needs of an organization committed to internationalization. The result is the “Varvel Mechnology System”: a ”change accelerator” that, by monitoring every step, understanding real customer needs and dividing work into achievable and tightly spaced objectives, is presently guiding the progress of Varvel’s production base.
The Varvel Group is committed to evolving from a “product factory” into a “competence factory” and sees the time factor as key to the development process. “The success of our development projects depends largely on the times within which we can implement the strategic choices identified in our new industrial plan,” explains Mauro Cominoli Managing Director of Varvel Group. “Identifying the right time to make an investment is extremely important. Flexibility is already a reality at Varvel: we have given our company a more modern organization aimed at internationalization and continuous improvements in productivity.”