Clyde Bergemann Africa would like to make it possible to manufacture specialized equipment
used in their pneumatic systems in-house. To accomplish this, a new workshop and its layout
have to be designed. The through put time of the production of the vessels will be calculated
by doing comprehensive time studies and thus determining the cycle time.
By manufacturing the vessels on the premises the company can apply more rigorous quality
and job control in terms of the quality of the vessels, controlling the schedule and the cost of
the new workshop. This will result in keeping CBZ at the fore front of the field and improving
The following aspects of designing a new facility were addressed:
• Process Flow
• Equipment needed
• Process Analysis
Location of the different departments
The techniques learned in facility design, productivity and manufacturing systems were used to
assist in solving the problems stated above.
Thesis (B Eng. (Industrial and Systems Engineering))--University of Pretoria, 2010.