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pilz.qxd 24/11/06 10:28 am Page 27 SAFETY FIRST As a technology leader and system supplier, Pilz is one of the key brands within automotive automation safety technology. Brian Quinn asked Pilz Automation Safety general manager, Roberta Nelson Shea, about developments in the industry. u s e d in the safeguarding Pilz Automation Safety is a a s p e c t of safety in the subsidiar y of German-based wo r k p l a c e ; such as safety Pi l z GmbH & Co and was light curtains, safety sensors founded a little over ten years and safety switches. It also ago by family member offers services which not only Thomas Pilz, who came to the relate to engineering and the US to set up the company's correc t use of its products, own representation and bu t also to safety concept presence in North America. design, auditing, review and He returned to Germany last verification. We got into the ye a r and was replaced by ser vices end of the business s a fe t y industry veteran because of safe automation Rober ta Nelson Shea. b e c o m i n g more and more Pilz is the world leader in embraced in the workplace, the development and says Nelson Shea. We see it m a n u f a c t u re of safety so often not being implemented in such a fashion as to a u t o m a t i o n products and services. Its customer e n s u re that it provides what it is thought to be por tfolio comprises virtually all of the world's leading providing. The services we offer are designed to help automotive manufacturers. In addition to safety control with that. systems, the company provides a range of equipment 27

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of AutoMOTIVE 5

Editors Note
Here For The Long Haul
Halewood. Rebirth of a Car Plant
Safety First
Focus on Flexibility
A Prophet Without Honour?
Chrysler Cuts It Four Ways
A MINI For All Reasons
Porsche Plans Continuous Logistics Improvement
Flawless, Consistent Execution
Ford's European Supplier Parks Deliver Lean Manufacturing Efficiencies
Cheap and Cheerful
Onwards and Upwards
Schrader and Siemens Electronics Assembly Systems Take the Pressure
No Faults Forward
A Long Way From Wheelbarrows and Bath Tubs
A New Era in US/Japanese Cooperation
A Dialogue of the Deaf