RedViking (Plymouth, MI), a design and build company for manufacturing and testing solutions, announced the creation of a new business unit, Manufacturing Quality Systems (MQS) based at the company headquarters in the Greater Detroit area, effective Jan. 1, 2018.
RedViking’s MQS group provides solutions utilizing technology and innovative ideas to effectively validate and test customer’s product with accuracy and repeatability. The three key product offerings are Dimensional Gaging, Leak Testing and Component Assembly Validation, which are incorporated within customer’s new or existing production and assembly lines.
Vice President of MQS Greg Cameron explained, “We have been providing part validation and gaging systems to our customer’s for nearly 25 years working within the automotive, off-highway and aerospace markets. RedViking started by providing Tier 1 automotive exhaust manufacturers with gaging, leak test and validation equipment comprising of bar code traceability, pin stamping, torque guns, banding install, shield detection and dimensional measurement. Over the years, RedViking has evolved in providing similar systems to other customers with products such as drive shafts, prop shafts and half shafts and today we’re integrating technologies to verify and validate assembly processes.”
Cameron added, “All MQS solutions will be MES Ready using our new Argonaut software. In the industry, there is more requirement to store part data and create a traceability profile of every part that is being manufactured by our customers. Working In conjunction with our Argonaut MES group, we can now can integrate all the data into a central location either onsite or externally in a hosted Cloud.”
Vice President of Sales and Marketing Josh McNeely stated, “RedViking customers will benefit from a dedicated team of applications, engineers, service and sales support on these very complex systems.” The new business unit will perform needs assessment, system engineering, system build, install, commissioning and ongoing support services to its customers.
“We see this new business unit as a further enhancement to the relationship with customers as it makes RedViking a true end-to-end partner, offering our engineering and manufacturing capability for production and assembly systems along with our established dynamic test stand, manufacturing solutions and manufacturing execution system (MES) groups,” said RedViking President Randy Brodzik.
Key individuals for management of the new MQS business unit at RedViking are Brodzik, Cameron and McNeely.