If “necessity is the mother of invention,” then BrawnTec is testimony to the truth of this proverb.
When BrawnTec’s parent company, Federal Tool & Engineering, began implementing lean manufacturing methods, they combed the marketplace for mobile workstations to help maintain their newfound efficiencies. What they needed didn’t exist. So, they created their own.
Before long, customers on factory tours were asking for mobile workstations for their factories … and then asking Federal Tool & Engineering to develop custom mobile work tables and carts.
The rest is history.