August, 2023

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secret to flawless production


In 2014, Stellantis production centres revolutionised their working methods by adopting full kitting. This innovative process enables them to control every step of the process, while responding quickly and efficiently to specific customer requests. To find out more, we spoke to Arnaud SAUL, Logistics Manager at Stellantis' Mulhouse site. Read on to discover more about this industrial breakthrough, which has propelled Stellantis plants to new heights of efficiency and performance.


What is full kitting?


Full kitting involves preparing all the parts needed to assemble a vehicle on a single cart. A sophisticated system automatically selects the parts to be collected. Once the kit has been assembled, the automated cart positions itself close to the vehicle to be assembled. It follows the vehicle from one end of the line to the other, allowing operators to pick up the materials they need as they go along.


See this skilfully orchestrated process in action here:



What full kitting has changed



  • Efficient process, but complex and slow
  • Numerous trips to the edge of the line



  • Greater precision, reduced risk of error
  • Greater efficiency, speed and ease of use for operators
  • Optimised travel and enhanced safety
  • More line-side space
  • More flexibility
  • Better management of range diversity

Did you know?



Full kitting is inspired by the working methods of Japanese manufacturers.



It is used in many manufacturing sectors, including electronics, aeronautics and pharmaceuticals.



The Hordain site in France was the forerunner, becoming the first European plant in the PSA Peugeot Citroën Group to adopt full kitting back in 2014.



Peugeot vehicles are mainly assembled in France.