August 10, 2022

Nexteer opens APAC Nexteer Production System Academy

Nexteer began implementing lean manufacturing in China in 2015. NPS is Nexteer’s unique lean production system which is backed by the support of Toyota Production System (TPS) Master and Nexteer’s global leadership team. The opening of Nexteer’s APAC NPS Academy represents years of continuous improvement, experience, program planning and more.

Nexteer APAC NPS Academy is located in Nexteer’s Suzhou factory, covering an area of ​​over 300 square meters and equipped with a variety of training equipment to provide comprehensive Lean training. The academy will offer nearly 700 training sessions each year for internal employees, customers and suppliers. Teachers including Japanese TPS Masters, Nexteer NPS Managers and Six Sigma Black Belt Masters will provide Standardized Work Optimization, Extraction System, Value Stream Mapping, Six Sigma, GM Built-In Quality Supply-based (BIQS) and various Lean Manufacturing courses such as Safety Discover Training, Preventative Maintenance and Quick Change.

“Nexteer Asia Pacific is the birthplace of Nexteer Production System, and Nexteer Asia Pacific NPS Academy has set a benchmark for the company’s global lean manufacturing training,” said Leo Wang, Executive Director, Global Manufacturing Operations, Nexteer Automotive. “In addition, the NPS Academy allows us to share Nexteer’s excellent manufacturing and lean concepts and experiences with our partners, and even managers and operators from other manufacturing industries. We are ready to contribute to the training of lean talents for the manufacturing industry in China.”

dr. David FanGlobal Vice President and President of Nexteer Automotive’s Asia-Pacific Division, added: “I believe that with the opening of Nexteer’s new APAC Technical Center earlier this year and now the opening of the APAC NPS Academy, we are equipped to provide customers in APAC and around the world with better products and services in a more systematic, agile and cost-effective way.”


Nexteer Automotive (HK 1316), a global leader in intuitive motion control, is a multi-billion dollar global steering and drivetrain company that provides electric and hydraulic power steering systems, steering columns, driveline systems , as well as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving enabling technologies for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The company has 27 manufacturing plants, three technical centers and 13 customer service centers strategically located in the North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. The company serves more than 60 customers in all major regions of the world, including BMW, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, GM, PSA Groupe, Toyota and VW, as well as automakers in India and China.

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SOURCE Nexteer Automotive