A Refurbishing Factory of the Future at RATP
RATP Modernizes Its Giant Refurbishing Factory to Make It the Factory of the Future
Critical business background included the following points:
- The bogies - metros' train understructure - are disassembled, cleaned, rectified, and reassembled in a factory every ten years.
- The existing lighthouse factory was built in the 30s with no significant refurbishment since then.
- The modernization has ambitious objectives, including doubling the production of bogies and handling new generation metro bogies. As a consequence, the design of the plant needs to be completely reviewed
- A first simulation of the new factory has been conducted by a major engineering company with unsatisfactory results.