Christie - Custom Built Solutions In 24 Hours By Improving Manufacturing Efficiencies

Two Shuttle VLMs with Inventory Management Software

Christie is a global visual technologies company offering diverse solutions for business, entertainment, visual environments and medical industries. With over 100,000 projection systems installed worldwide, Christie technologies include solutions for cinema, large audience environments, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and virtual reality, simulation, education, media and government.

Always looking to the future, Christie has recently started to expand into new markets and new territories. As the number of orders increased, so did production requirements. All of Christie projection systems are configured to order, but customers were still demanding quick delivery times. While increasing capacity, Christie sought to give their customers the best of both worlds: custom built projectors with 24-hour order turnaround time.

"The VLMs fit nicely into the lean flow in our facility. From sub-assembly to testing to storage to configuration to verification testing to shipping- we strive for a lean process- cutting wasted time and effort from the process," said Hibberd.

Project Requirements:

  • Increase Capacity to Meet Growing Demand
  • Reduce Floor Space
  • Reduce Risk of Worker Injury


  • Two Shuttle XP Vertical Lift Modules
  • Inventory Management Software
  • Tray Extractor
  • Ergonomic Hoist Integration 


  • 70% Floor Space Savings
  • 90% Faster Picking
  • Improved Employee Safety
  • Doubled Capacity
  • Reduced Labor Requirements by 50%

"The recovered floor space has been used to expand the sub-assembly process from 6 assembly stations to 9 assembly stations," said Hibberd.