New Brunswick Scientific, a division of Eppendorf International, recently opened its Lean Manufacturing Assembly center in Enfield, CT. The current 325,000sf facility represents one of the largest and leanest manufacturing operations in Northern Connecticut.
Eppendorf’s recent addition allowed a manufacturing operation from an aging New Jersey facility to be consolidated into the Enfield site. Boston Industrial was engaged to provide our Industrial Engineering and Lean Manufacturing skillsets for the consolidated operation to improve efficiency, workflow and manufacturing costs.
Our involvement started 18 months prior to occupancy, with programming, schematic design, budgeting and detailed design playing a critical part. All Industrial Design and construction decisions, RFPs, and overall project management were coordinated through BI. Results for the project included an improved working environment for manufacturing and office areas, as well as optimized factory workflow and space utilization, with maximized shared synergies with the current Enfield operation.