Aglomerados Cotopaxi S.A. - ACOSA (Ecuador)
"Already in the first year applying Qualiplus' 360˚ Excellence we have reaped a 7:1 return on investment, and a gross margin increase of 40%."
“Aglomerados Cotopaxi S.A. (ACOSA) is the leading manufacturer of fiberwood boards in Ecuador since 1978, exporting its products to several countries. In 2004, ACOSA had already implemented several quality initiatives, including ISO 9000, with limited results, so the company found necessary to look for more advanced and systemic improvement methods, so we chose to implement the Qualiplus' 360° Excellence Model.
Metropolitan Touring (Ecuador)
Metropolitan Touring achieves significant results by implementing Business Management by Processes with Qualiplus.
Metropolitan Touring is the largest tourism company in Ecuador and the pioneer in ecological tourism in the Galapagos Islands, its main business segment. In 2005 they initiated the implementation of BMP (Business Management by Processes), applying Qualiplus’s methodology, which resulted in the simplification of the work, cost reduction and quality improvement in their customer service. Within the first year, the sales increased 20% and the net profit grew 92%.
Conduit del Ecuador
Within only 6 months of Lean System's implementation, Conduit del Ecuador reaches outstanding results.
Conduit del Ecuador is the main manufacturer of iron and steel pipes of the Andean Region. They initiated the implementation of the Lean System after a course given by Qualiplus in Quito. Until June, 2006 – in just 6 months – they obtained the following benefits:
General Motors Brazil
Intricate problems solved with TRIZ and Robust Engineering.
Working for nearly five years in the implementation of Robust Engineering and TRIZ, Qualiplus trained approximately 500 engineers from GM and supported the implementation of more than 50 cases, in which complex engineering problems were solved. Here are some examples:
Aglomerados Cotopaxi (Ecuador)
Using Six Sigma Plus® the company raised its net profit in more than one million dollars.
Aglomerados Cotopaxi is the leading Ecuadorian manufacturer of MDF boards, exporting to Europe and the United States, besides selling to the internal market. The company initiated the implementation of Six Sigma in April, 2005, applying our Six Sigma Plus methodology, which adds to the traditional Six Sigma some very effective tools, such as Robust Engineering and TRIZ.