SUVs combine off-road capability with family comfort; they comprise 40% of annual car sales. At the Toledo factory, Jeep employs 876 people per shift and sources components from around the world to produce vehicles.
Workers mount the front and rear axles, suspension coils, drive shafts, engine, and drive train. An expert discusses the history of Jeep production. Half of all vehicles purchased in the U.S. are SUVs. Steel parts arrive and robots weld panels to the body shell.
Annually, ProTec processes 100,000 tons of raw steel for Jeep. At the factory, robots weld steel parts and paint the body. Workers mount the badge, grill, and steering and instrument panel; robots bolt the body to the chassis. Workers add tires, doors, and the hard top.
Jeeps have several detachable parts. At the factory, it takes approximately 7 hours to complete the general assembly process. Workers test the engine and check some Wranglers for water leaks. Jeep produces over 330,000 Wranglers every year. The shipping yard distributes vehicles to 52 countries. (Credits)
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With a history stretching back almost 80 years, Jeep is the original all-terrain car maker. Unprecedented access to Jeep’s Ohio factory lifts the lid on how every day it harnesses robot power to make thousands of the world’s most iconic 4x4 — the Jeep Wrangler. We discover the secrets of the Wrangler’s success, and how Jeep ships hundreds of thousands of cars per year.
Length: 23 minutes
Copyright date: ©2020
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