Visteon is at the epicenter of the connected car driving revolution, with one of the broadest cockpit electronics portfolios in the industry. Visteon designs, engineers and manufactures vehicle cockpit electronics products and connected car solutions that deliver a rich, connected experience for drivers and passengers.
Visteon is well-positioned to address emerging cockpit electronics trends, with solutions including Phoenix™ infotainment, SmartCore™ domain controllers and an autonomous driving approach that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning. Named a top-five Tier 1 supplier for connected car solutions by ABI Research, Visteon is technology-driven, flexible and enjoys a diversified customer base and broad global footprint.
A top-three cockpit electronics player delivering a rich, connected cockpit experience for every car from luxury to entry.
Van Buren Township, Michigan, U.S.
Automotive cockpit electronics
Ford, Renault/Nissan, Mazda, BMW, GM, Honda, PSA, JLR, VW, Daimler and others
Approximately 10,000 in 19 countries
Visteon Electronics Tunisia Bir El Bey Plant has reached a Visteon benchmark manufacturing location with more than 400 highly skilled, engaged and ethical employees. The manufacturing area is equipped with:
The large product portfolio includes: displays & multimedia, clocks, parking systems, key fobs, immobilizers and compasses to ensure a strong and growing customer base.
The plant’s vision is to create a first-class Visteon manufacturing location with a highly skilled, engaged and ethical team to satisfy customers with high-quality and high-tech processes. For that, the management team continuously empowers all employees to provide solutions for customers and to build a network of sustainable, mutually beneficial business relationships. The mission is to transform operators into cultural change agents, always seeking for improvement, and to engage team members to create the sense of process ownership to the operator level.
The key success tool is the self-directed work teams deployed through all departments and involving all employees at all levels with a primary mission of waste elimination and process performance improvement. According to the last employee survey, 98% of employees have a deep understanding of customer wants and needs; they confirm that they are able to meet short-term demands without compromising their long-term vision.
Visteon Bir El Bey demonstrates the commitment to continuous improvement in actions and effectiveness of the operating system. Developing and recognizing the staff is the success key to implement global Lean systems with 5S, VM, TPM, QCO, Kaizen, SW and VSM.
Furthermore, six sigma is now part of the culture, with 21 certified green belt and 3 certified black belts. All projects are documented and shared within Visteon plants to ensure best business practice implementations. Managing improvement projects, conduct workshops (Lean Academy, Green Belt Workshop, Energy Hunt, Waste Walk, Recognize & Define), and CI roadmap monitoring are the main activities of the OPEX team.
Achievement of the approach is demonstrated by:
Exceeding customers’ expectations, sustainable growth and continuous improvement are the 3 pillars of Visteon Bir El Bey Quality Policy.
This will ensure that all internal quality issues, both small and large, have a proper problem-solving focus, resulting root-cause analysis and actions to prevent reocurrence and avoid escape to the customer side. They improve quality performance by working together as a team, with a powered supplier quality, manufacturing quality and customer quality engineers, technicians and operators. The outstanding performance with one digit customer ppm level for more than 12 months is the main evidence of this efficient process.
The logistics KPIs were significantly improved thanks to the effort of all logistics and manufacturing teams.
Applying Lean standards, FIFO, Kanban as a pull system, total flexibility with the customer requirements such us the incoterms that are changing from one customer to another (DAP, FOB, FCA, etc.), Visteon Bir El Bey can have different types of customer sales orders with several criteria based on the customer needs.
Visteon Bir El Bey Plant is one of the automotive electronics manufacturer plant and is continually audited by customers and third party certification organizations.
The customer’s evaluation is the main focused KPI; the green status for all customers maintained for more than 12 months is the main evidence of this achievement.
Visteon Electronics Tunisia fully adopts corporate culture principles, assumed as a key concept for the efficiency of the organization. Corporate culture principles are inspired from the values of Visteon and supported by a management system and structures that allow the desired behaviors to take place consistently. According to the employee survey:
Furthermore the facility exceeds 1,250 days without a lost time case, which is a good performance to ensure safe work conditions for all employees.