Optimising work processes
A new car body construction facility is being completed at Volkswagen's site in Bratislava, Slovakia. The project commenced in July 2012 and encompasses an area of 120,000 square metres.
This project is currently the largest construction site for a car body construction plant across the global automotive industry. With an overall investment of approx. 600 million euros, the commencement of operations is planned for the second half of 2014.
Volkswagen AG decided to use cross-enterprise collaboration solution think project! for this project. Some of the reasons for this decision include the extensive range of offerings towards individually configurable modules and services, as well as the synergies achieved through exchanges with colleagues from Audi. The Audi automotive group already uses think project! and was involved with the plant planning on this project. An additional – and significant – advantage of the web-based platform is the immediate access to all information via the internet.
Plans and project documents are organised via think project! for the car body construction facility project in Bratislava. In order to save time and money on the approval of plans, the entire approval process is executed digitally via the platform. At the conclusion of each approval process, every plan receives a digital stamp to confirm its approval.
The work processes in this project were optimised through clearly defined and structured filing in think project!, as well as through the digital approval process via the platform.
- Project type
- Plant construction
- Asset owner/ Client
- Volkswagen AG
- Contract partner
- Volkswagen AG
Risk evaluation is critical for success
Located to the east of Bratislava in Slovakia the new dual expressway R1 will link the cities of Nitra and Tekovské Nemce, plus the northern bypass of Banská Bystrica.
The massive infrastructure project is being undertaken by Granvia consortium as a private entity and Slovakia represented by the Ministry of Transport, Post and Telecommunications.
The project is based on a 30-year contract covering financing, design, construction, operation and maintenance of the 52-kilometre expressway, which is made up of four separate sections.
Total project investment amounts to over one billion euros. The construction phase, lasting four years, has a total value of 900 million euros and will be carried out by Granvia Construction – subsidiary of Stavby and wholly owned by Eurovia CS (part of the VINCI Group). Once completed, the infrastructure will be operated by VINCI Concessions.
Online project collaboration provides control of planning and construction process
Granvia Construction decided to implement online collaboration platform think project! to gain better control of the entire planning and construction process. Therefore, the entire construction phase – including design and approval processes – plus comprehensive project documentation are mapped within think project!.