Case Study – Autoneum (Advanced Automotive Manufacturing)

Background

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Autoneum (Swiss Tier I auto supplier) required a new facility to satisfy the requirements of major automotive manufacturers and to also be used as a protype for other next generation U.S. facilities.

Challenges

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Complete the facility in time to satisfy a new contract with one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world.
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The design-build schedule was condensed for site selection, design and construction, utility extensions, off-site road improvements, utilities, & drainage conveyance system etc. while dealing with extreme weather setbacks.
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New Prototype Equipment Being Designed and Fabricating in Several European Countries in Metric System while the facility was being designed in English System.
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Coordination with multiple engineering teams, manufacturers, and contractors in different countries.

Benefit

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The Autoneum facility was developed as a prototype for future projects
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Designed to be expandable with ample space for various applications that Autoneum expanded 2 years later for increased business growth.

Result

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Design Build Project that Exceeded Autoneum expectations that enabled manufacturing to commence with new contract(s)
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Building was standardized for future prototypes and flexibility of change in usage.
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Operational equipment and construction beyond a typical Crossdock Development building was considered a special fit up and was a tenant improvement cost.

Solution

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Crossdock traveled to multiple manufacturing sites in Europe to integrate the process with building requirements.

Company Name: Autoneum

Industry: Advanced Automobile Manufacturing

Location: Jeffersonville, Indiana

Size: 300,700 sq. ft. expanded to 411,700 sq. ft.

Facility Highlights

  • Anti-Vibration Pad
  • 17″ Concrete Floors
  • Reinforced Roller Compacted Concrete RCC
  • (2) – 1000 HP Boilers
  • High Hat Area to Accommodate Equipment
  • Numerous Cranes
  • Multiple 750 Ton Presse that Cannot Vibrate Nearby Equipment
  • Foundation, site plan, grading, and utilities designed for future expansion

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