Corona resistant production environment using the 5S method

Chosen as Outstanding Organization, the 5S Company and Pon CAT's CI manager, Ben van der Werff, were scheduled as keynote presenter at the virtual 2020 Caterpillar Dealer CI Conference.


Both presenters talk about the use of proven methods and new tools to solve old dilemmas, such as maintaining the 5S workplace organization, and about the new challenges posed by the Coronavirus at Royal Gazelle.

Royal Gazelle, the Dutch-based bicycle manufacturer, was confronted with a full operational shutdown of three weeks at the beginning of this year due to the Coronavirus. In these three weeks, the production has made and implemented a restart plan that ensures the safety of all employees. A smooth resumption of production was essential because of the explosive demand for bicycles of the brand.

Presenters Ben van der Werff & Dennis van de Bunt showed the virtual attendees how Royal Gazelle was able to improve the effectiveness and safety of the workplaces during the pandemic and to retain them. In addition, the organization benefited from the already implemented 5S method and the 5S securing app and was thus able to quickly benefit from higher productivity with the safety guarantee for its employees.

The supporting tool in this success story is the 5S app, an effective and convenient web-based application for securing the first 4S steps. This tool has been developed for organizations that have already done a 5S rollout and want to coin the results and for organizations that are looking for how to start a successful 5S rollout with guaranteed results.

The 5S app is the solution for the ongoing focus on keeping your workplace clean, organized, safe and improving it through the people who use it. Interested in our 5S app or other solutions? Contact us at and follow us on LinkedIn.

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