Production

Egar’s production operation is housed in a modern facility strategically located next to HWY#401 in Cambridge, Ontario. We are a high volume manufacturer of complex stampings and welded assemblies; primarily for Tier I automotive. Egar is at the top of its class in quality, delivery and cost effectivity. Ongoing investment in people, equipment and technology is used to support Egar’s continuous improvement culture and maintain its leading edge position. For many of Ontario’s Tier I Automotive, Egar is a supplier of choice–and we intend to remain that way!

PRODUCTION STAMPING

Egar has production presses ranging from 400T to 1200T in capacity.  The 1200T and 1000T presses are equiped with 180″x86″ rolling bolsters, three axis servo transfers and 72″ coil feed lines accepting coils up to 50,000lbs. Whether it is a long term production run for the life of the vehicle or a short term emergency run–we deliver.

PRODUCTION WELDING

Automated Robotic Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and automated projection spot welding assemblies are a manufacturing focus at Egar.  Our current lineup of weldments include fully welded galvanized subassemblies, along with hot rolled steel.  On our projection spot welders, nut detection capabilities ensure our customer is receiving the correct product, and our retention tests provide reliable data on demand. Our in house team designs and manufactures robust weldment fixtures which focus on simplicity and repeatability.  Poka yoks are built into the design to ensure consistent quality, and implementation in manufacturing is proven alongside our customer with our production part approval process.

QUALITY ASSURANCE

Egar has been fully ISO/TS certified since 2006 and prior to that was QS certified from 1998. (Please see bottom of page for certificate).
The company has a fulltime Quality Manager and quality technician on scene. Egar operates with quality inspectors on all shifts performing quality checks on a regular basis. At the beginning, middle and end of each stamping job, parts are placed on custom fixtures to test form tolerance to ensure constant part quality throughout the job cycle.

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Egar’s ERP software tracks every aspect of material flow in our production process.  From coil to stamped and welded part, each stage of our production process is monitored and planned with minimal manual guidance.  At any given moment, our ERP software knows the real-time inventory level, production rate, item demand and much more.  Egar’s ERP is EDI capable and integrated with our supplier’s schedule.  Furthermore, it uses intelligent algorithms to change production scscheduling based on current-demand, delays and other production parameters.Shopfloor data is streamed with the use of dedicated terminals at each of our work centres, as well as forklift mounted tablets.  An additional accessory to the ERP system is a production information management module which uses real-time production data to drive a part calls directly to the material handling team.