The new Yamaha Marine Precision Propeller (YPPI) facility in Greenfield, Ind. achieved complete generation potential this July. The sophisticated casting facility and foundry utilizes condition-of-the-artwork robotics to considerably lower guide instances and enhance production by more than 67 percent, allowing for YPPI to deliver more than 100,000 propellers to buyers each year.

“It’s good to last but not least be firing on all cylinders in the Greenfield facility,” said Batuhan Ak, Plant Supervisor of YPPI Greenfield. “Propellers are portion of the integrated methods that boats have to have currently, and the new facility offers us the option to leverage far more productive production systems that increase quality when lowering manufacturing prices.”

Yamaha acquired Precision Propellers, Inc. in 2008. The group, which is the sole manufacturer of stainless-steel propellers for Yamaha outboards in the U.S., broke floor on the 55,000 sq. foot creating on 5 of 28 acres in July of 2019. Yamaha options to more increase the YPPI campus in the long run.

The Greenfield YPPI facility now homes the total propeller casting procedure although the YPPI site in Ritter, Ind. will serve as the manufacturer’s post casting and finishing facility. YPPI is one particular of only two maritime propeller foundries in the U.S. and just one of the most significant stainless-metal expenditure casting foundries in the planet.

As a captive foundry (owned by the organization that will make the products), YPPI is in a unique position to satisfy sector demand from customers swiftly. Whilst other producers who count on exterior sources are at present struggling from lead occasions that have doubled and tripled, YPPI’s investment in the Greenfield facility will help the firm meet desire in a more timely manner.

“Yamaha built the Greenfield facility with extra ability in mind – not only to meet up with today’s demand from customers, but tomorrow’s as very well,” said Ak. “As essential shoppers of a lot of distributors that supply U.S.-sourced merchandise, we’ve been at the forefront of acquiring the uncooked products we wanted to retain up the rate.”

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To achieve increased ranges of efficiency and increased generation, the YPPI staff introduced in various new devices progress together with a very first-of-its-variety pouring program in addition to larger degrees of area-effective automation, i.e. robotic processing. The robotics designed the want for new complex roles to aid the products and engineering.

YPPI ideas to seek the services of much more than 30 new workers via the finish of 2021 for a complete just over 200 employees in between the two amenities.