This project aimed at assisting Alfdex in investigate the potential of a climate smart production approach, which can benefit the company both in terms of environment and a business point of view.
Alfdex produce separators for crankcase ventilation of heavy trucks. The first generation of separator is already launched and in use and the second generation is under development. The products have been sold mainly to truck manufactures in Europe and in North America. Alfdex expected outcome of this pre-study includes suggestions of improvements and a checklist that will support the company to develop a climate smart production system. The pre-study includes current state analysis and environmental assessment was performed to identify potential improvement areas. A number of tools and methods such as Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), Overall Equipment Efficiency, Green design and production, Lean production system and Total Productive Maintenance are used as basic tools and methodologies for the analysis and assessment.