Facility Layout

Workers overlook their facility.

UB engineering staff combine data, science and engineering principles when analyzing facility layouts and designing alternatives that optimally support a company’s operations. The case studies below show how this service has provided direction. 

7/25/18
The physical structure of Armstrong Pumps – a producer of HVAC, plumbing and fire safety systems – is a patchwork of 12 facilities, gradually amassed since 1967. The resulting environment stifled manufacturing efficiencies typical of 21st-century operations. UB engineering expertise explored facility layout possibilities of the 8-½ acre company-owned property.
7/25/18
When TREK, INC., outgrew its facility, leaders of the electronic instruments maker resolved to prime the new headquarters for operational success. They contacted TCIE to obtain optimal layout design expertise to aid in making critical relocation decisions. The UB team’s thorough approach and flexibility were so impressive that university resources were tapped for a second facility layout project.
7/25/18
The Western New York site of PeroxyChem – the sole North American producer of persulfates – needed to de-congest its packing and storage areas, and improve its ergonomics and equipment reliability. A layout efficiency analysis conducted by UB engineers helped attack the bottleneck.
7/25/18
The Western New York site of PeroxyChem – the sole North American producer of persulfates – needed to de-congest its packing and storage areas, and improve its ergonomics and equipment reliability. A layout efficiency analysis conducted by UB engineers helped attack the bottleneck.