Harley Davidson, Inc, – Manufacturing and Distribution sites, Milwaukee Wisconsin


Perhaps America’s most iconic brand, Harley-Davidson is also a highly innovative, forward looking company.  When it looked for ways to reduce costs, enhance efficiency, and improve worker safety and well-being on its production lines, it selected Facility Functions to design and implement its desired improvements. As a result, Harley-Davidson was one of the first major companies in America to switch from continuous 480 volt AC-powered conveyor systems, to the then newly-devised 24 volt DC on-demand systems.  The installation costs alone saved Harley Davidson nearly $5 million, and the operating costs savings experienced by reduced power consumption alone have been significant. In addition, the MDR system reduced noise by as much as twenty decibels, and has measurably reduced hazards associated with high voltage, continuous conveying systems.

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