NUTEC was commissioned by SIG Sauer, one of the nation’s leading firearm manufacturers for military and law enforcement, to oversee an expansion and relocation project entailing two existing SIG Sauer buildings and a newly-purchased 260,000 sq. ft. building to serve as a new world headquarters. Their new facility consolidates functions from other buildings and serves as the primary manufacturing, assembly, testing, and administrative facility. After functions were relocated from existing buildings, those facilities were repurposed to serve as the research & development and expanded machining centers. The project significantly expands SIG Sauer’s manufacturing capacity, improves their operational efficiency, and provides a global headquarters that reflect SIG Sauer’s brand.
NUTEC’s scope included master planning, space planning development, industrial engineering to improve process flow and productivity, development of budgetary projections, and creation of a master project schedule for the overall project and move plan. This schedule included phasing and staging, purchasing and contracting, permitting, construction durations, start-up, and move milestones. Industrial engineering tasks included creation of a value stream map of manufacturing and assembly processes with identification of target areas for efficiency improvements. Process mapping was also utilized to reduce touches, increase material flow, and/or reduce labor requirements. NUTEC was responsible for project architecture and engineering, including space planning and furniture fitout for the office areas, as well as full-service design of a new 12,000 sq. ft. two-story firearm test facility, indoor firing range, and 100M rifle targeting tube.
As part of our contract, NUTEC provided two staff members, onsite for more than one year, to manage and direct the project. These employees were embedded in SIG Sauer’s management team and became part of their daily operations. NUTEC’s deep understanding of SIG Sauer’s operations and goals allowed Sig Sauer’s staff to delegate the development and design of the project to NUTEC and let them focus on the rapid expansion of the their business.