Koni Takes Technological Leap Forward With Google Glass

Keeping up with the frantic, relentless advance of technology can be a daunting task for any company. Figuring out which new technologies to invest in is enough to drive anyone crazy, not to mention the gargantuan task of actually implementing them into your systems once you decide which is right for you. However, Koni—a company over 150 years old—has shown that it is embracing new technology and recently announced that it is moving full steam ahead in keeping pace with technological demands by introduction Google Glass to its operations.

Not only are Koni’s dampers some of the most technologically advanced in the world, now so are it’s manufacturing and assembly methodologies. With the implementing of Google Glass Enterprise Edition into its everyday operations, Koni is now ensuring that every damper it builds meet stringent guidelines ensuring only the best make it out the doors. It also means that all of the right parts are at the right places at exactly the right time on their assembly line, increasing efficiency across the board.

Koni says that the implementation of the system has improved pick accuracy by a whopping 1,600 percent! No, that’s not a typo. The shift in technology also means that Koni can keep parts, that other wise would be spread out on the floor, in bins and storage, where with out the technology they could be lost or possibly injury workers.

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Since implementing the system, Koni says that production efficiency has increased by 20 percent—a huge gain when you consider Koni is turning out millions of dampers every year. We don’t know about you, but it’s pretty confidence inspiring knowing that the dampers you are possibly betting your life on are right.

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Chase Christensen

Chase Christensen hails from Salt Lake City, and grew up around high-performance GM vehicles. He took possession of his very first F-body— an ’86 Trans Am— at the age of 13 and has been wrenching ever since.
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