Country for PR: China
Contributor: PR Newswire Asia (China)
Friday, December 11 2020 - 14:57
Nexteer Opens APAC Nexteer Production System Academy
SUZHOU, China, Dec. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Nexteer Automotive, a leader in intuitive motion control, announces the opening 
of its APAC Nexteer Production System (NPS) Academy early this week. This marks 
the establishment of Nexteer's comprehensive Core Engineering, Intelligent 
Manufacturing and Lean Production program in the APAC region to more 
efficiently provide improved products, service and quality for customers in the 
APAC region and around the world. 

(Caption: Opening Ceremony of Nexteer APAC NPS Academy)

Nexteer began implementing lean production in China in 2015. NPS is Nexteer's 
unique lean production system that leverages support from Toyota Production 
System (TPS) Master and Nexteer's global leadership team. The opening of 
Nexteer's APAC NPS Academy represents years of continuous improvement, 
experience, curriculum planning and more. 

Nexteer APAC NPS Academy is located in Nexteer Suzhou Plant, covering an area 
of more than 300 square meters and equipped with a variety of training 
equipment to provide complete lean training. The academy will provide nearly 
700 training sessions for internal employees, customers, and suppliers each 
year. Teachers including Japanese TPS Masters, Nexteer NPS Managers and Six 
Sigma Black Belt Masters will provide Standardized Work Optimization, Pull 
System, Value Stream Mapping, Six Sigma, GM Built-In Quality Supply-based 
(BIQS) and various lean production courses such as Safety Experience Training, 
Preventive Maintenance and Quick Changeover.

"Nexteer Asia Pacific is the birthplace of Nexteer Production System, and 
Nexteer Asia Pacific NPS Academy has set a benchmark for the Company's global 
lean production training," said Leo Wang, Executive Director, Global 
Manufacturing Operations, Nexteer Automotive. "In addition, the NPS Academy 
enables us to share Nexteer's excellent manufacturing and lean concepts and 
experience with our partners, and even managers and operators in other 
manufacturing industries. We are willing to contribute to the training of lean 
talents for the manufacturing industry in China."

Dr. David Fan, Global Vice President and Asia Pacific Division President, 
Nexteer Automotive, added: "I believe that with the opening of Nexteer's new 
APAC Technical Center at the beginning of this year and now the opening of the 
APAC NPS Academy, we are equipped to provide growing customers in APAC and 
around the world with better products and service in a more systematic, agile 
and  economical way."


Nexteer Automotive (HK 1316), a global leader in intuitive motion control, is a 
multi-billion dollar global steering and driveline business delivering electric 
and hydraulic power steering systems, steering columns, driveline systems, as 
well as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving 
enabling technologies for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The company 
has 27 manufacturing plants, three technical centers and 13 customer service 
centers strategically located in North and South America, Europe, Asia and 
Africa. The company serves more than 60 customers in every major region of the 
world including BMW, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, GM, PSA Groupe, Toyota and VW, as 
well as automakers in India and China.

SOURCE: Nexteer Automotive

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   Caption: Opening Ceremony of Nexteer APAC NPS Academy