Development and roll-out of a production system

Vaillant Group 

Jointly with Vaillant, Dr. Schönheit + Partner developed a globally standardized production system for Vaillant’s 10 plants in 6 countries and subsequently implemented it in these plants.

Tasks and goals

The production processes of 10 plants in China, Germany, France, Slovakia, Turkey and the UK should be coordinated, standardized and improved in such a way that a smooth process is guaranteed and productivity is significantly increased.

Approach and solutions

The Vaillant Production System was developed and implemented in more than 17 subprojects based on our VIP management approach. VIP stands for Value, Involvement and Profit. In addition to improving processes, the involvement of employees is essential. We ensured the successful implementation of the system with a qualification program tailored to the customer's needs in the form of training courses, learning facilities and pilot projects. In this context, Vaillant employees were trained as "International Group Coaches" and "Plant Coaches" in training units, who accompanied the roll-out on site with positive impulses and thus ensured the sustainability of the improvements in production and logistics processes.


Vaillant is a leading global provider of heat pumps, digital services and efficient gas heating appliances with around 17,000 employees. The company offers energy-saving, environmentally friendly technologies for heating, cooling and hot water in over 60 countries.

KPIs at a glance


Trained power users




Productivity gains

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