CELAYA, GUANAJUATO, Mexico – GKN Driveline can expect to save on yellow paint at its operations here because it may no longer need those ubiquitous plant-floor caution lines. The Tier 1 supplier is on a fast track to reduce or eliminate forklifts from the pedestrian-traffic areas of its plants. GKN will use hand trucks instead and, where feasible, automated guided vehicles (AGVs). “That’s the plan for the next two years,” Manufacturing Director Fermin Moreno says. “We are working toward ...

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