The widespread adoption of Kaizen principles, Kanban systems, lean processes and just-in-time practices have helped leading manufacturers to maintain a competitive edge in volatile trading conditions.
But there is another characteristic which defines modern manufacturing, and that’s the free-flow of communications between production units, component stores, QC, engineering and materials handling to ensure a smooth efficient flow through all production stages.
However, a modern factory is a difficult operating environment for two-way radio communications with noise from machinery and mechanical handling equipment, large areas to cover and the risk of accidental damage presenting real challenges.
As a global electronics products manufacturer, we are more than aware of the need for reliable and instant communications throughout our own production centres – that’s why in addition to the existing licensed analogue radio systems and license-free digital and analogue PMR446 peer-to-peer hand portable radios, we went on to design and develop the NEXEDGE® digital hand-portable walkie talkies, mobile radios and trunked digital systems and networks and dPMR and DMR solutions to provide outstanding voice and data performance in the most challenging environments and to be easy to use, reliable and durable in service.
Kenwood NEXEDGE®, dPMR and Kenwood DMR digital two-way radio communications systems can be found operating in manufacturing operations around the world including the Guinness brewery in Dublin, Ireland, Rio Tinto Alcan, Lochaber, Scotland and the vast voestalpine steel plant in Linz, Austria.