Sany recently produced the 100th SY215C crawler excavator from its manufacturing line in Peachtree City, Georgia.
The SY215C is the company's first unit to be fully manufactured in the U.S.
Since the first SY215C was completed in July 2019, Sany has made significant investments into its production line. Earlier this year, the company invested in growing the manufacturing space, increasing the size of the assembly floor to 150,000 square feet.
The company has also been hiring staff from the Atlanta area, and now employs 20 assemblers, two repair technicians, and five painters to work on the production line. In total, the expanded operations and additional staffing allowed Sany to reach the 100th SY215C machine milestone in less than a year.
"This team follows two processes and two principles–the respect for people and continuous improvement," said John Spieth, Sany America plant manager, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier this month, held to commemorate the completion of the milestone machine. "That's how we've been able to go from four machines a month to last month, when we lined off 24 machines. We've made huge improvements in the last nine months."
In addition to the SY215C, the same production line also manufactures Sany's SY225C, SY265C, and SY265C Long Reach excavators, meaning the entire family of mi-sized excavators in the Sany lineup are built in Georgia.
"This team is going to go to two machines a day, and will continue on until three machines a day," said Spieth.
Source: Sany America