Your Partner in Automobile Manufacturing Facilities
As automobiles continue to evolve, so do the plants where the vehicles and their components are manufactured. The automotive industry brings its own unique challenges to automakers, suppliers and their facilities:
- Rapidly changing technology and market dynamics,
- Flexible and sustainable facility requirements, and
- Heavy competition in a global economy.
Austin recognizes the incredibly swift pace of change that has been taking place – and will continue to occur over the next few years. More change is happening now than in the entire history of automobile manufacturing.
We understand this dynamic because we live it every day and our solutions must match the evolution. It is essential that we build the future into every facility.
Our history in automotive manufacturing plant design and construction began in 1927, when our founder Samuel Austin formed a close working partnership between and Henry Ford and The Ford Motor Company. Since then, Austin teams have successfully delivered projects for nearly every major automaker and their suppliers across North America.
Fully Integrated Approach
Our fully integrated approach in the automotive industry is enhanced by:
- More than a century of delivering design, engineering and construction for automotive manufacturing facilities,
- Deep knowledge of the automotive manufacturing process,
- Fast-track – and “flash-track” – planning and completion of automotive manufacturing facilities, and
- A commitment to lean design principles.
As a result, we build more efficient, flexible and sustainable plants for OEMs and their suppliers. Austin’s focus on manufacturing and industrial projects brings extraordinary value as a business partner in this industry.
Austin team members have assisted automakers and suppliers to deliver:
- More than 20 value engineering and re-design concepts for a major body, assembly and paint shop project, removing nearly $40M in project capital cost.
- A preliminary plant layout that optimized capital cost and operations.
- An efficient and controlled relocation of process lines and equipment to support the owner’s business plans without impacting operations.
- A fully integrated BIM environment in the office and field to improve coordination, reduce errors, improve quality and save money.
- A 200,000 square-foot automotive supplier plan expansion from concept to occupancy in 6.5 months to meet an aggressive production date established by the OEM, all in a fully integrated, in-house, design-build fashion.