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Example of Production Innovation

This article gives you an idea of how Production Innovation can be used to streamline the production process.
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In 2017, a Swedish construction company introduced a new production facility where they, to a large extent, aimed to incorporate production innovation in their work.

In this example, they invented a technique where they replaced all the layers of a traditional bathroom floor with a finished “tub” of composite material, which is mounted directly in the housing modules:

Bathroom with traditional foundation work, and with Lindbäck's innovation

This innovation led to better lead time, better quality, lesser costs and, not to mention, a more sustainable production process. Although the composite material has an expensive purchase price, it balances out and becomes profitable due to reduced production costs and maintenance.

Have you ever been astonished by an innovative production solution?

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