Powertrain Engineering Program Launch Support
Comtech was selected by a global automotive manufacturer to provide technical support to launch a new engine program for the full-lifecycle of the program. Our scope included supporting the initial machine build phase through to runoffs, installation, startup, full production and subsequent process improvements.
We developed and implemented an accelerated launch program schedule that broke the world record for the fastest powertrain launch in automotive history. We also developed and implemented process improvements that increased production to 150% of stated capacity within one year. The General Motors engine line was funded, designed, and built for a capacity of 7,000 engines per week and within a year of the initial launch was consistently producing 10,500 engines per week.
We provided multi-disciplinary engineering, project management and technology services for the process development, installation, commissioning and launch for a new generation powertrain manufacturing operation. In this capacity, Comtech provided a diverse scope of engineering, project management and technical services to help our customers achieve process launch in world-class timing. Our services here included:
- Full-Scope Project Management
- Process Development
- Process Start-Up
- Electrical Controls Engineering
- Contract Management
- Process Debugging
- Industrial Engineering
- Process Equipment Installation Management
- Process Improvement