Global Engineering Company Oasis Engineering Uses The “Kaizen Approach” To Lead The Field Of CNG/NGV Engineering
By Ciaran Warner
Award-winning Oasis Engineering is an independently owned and operated engineering company. Based in Tauranga, New Zealand, they are situated only 15 minutes from New Zealand’s biggest port and two hours south of New Zealand’s biggest city, Auckland.
Tauranga’s thriving economy is an ideal location for an award-winning engineering company dedicated to consistently designing and delivering high-quality products both at home and abroad.
The company designs and supplies its own products, as well as customised versions for specialised requirements. Oasis utilises CNG (compressed natural gas) in its creation of equipment such as valves, couplings, fittings and more.
Among its accomplishments, including success in such industries as food, dairy, transport and energy, the company prides itself on adhering to a productive business model, utilising a process known as Kaizen.
Oasis Engineering’s Vice President of Business Development for USA and Canada, Ricky Lee, describes Kaizen as “a daily process, the purpose of which goes beyond simple productivity improvement.”
“It is also a process that, when done correctly, humanises the workplace, eliminates overly hard work and teaches people how to perform experiments on their work using the scientific method and how to learn to spot and eliminate waste in business processes.”
The process also emphasizes a humanistic approach to work and an increase in productivity. It involves all employees, from the CEO to the Oasis engineers themselves.
“Since adopting and implementing the Kaizen approach at Oasis, we have increased our productivity and engaged our team in a manner which encourages autonomy, ownership of ideas and increasing the workplace potential of each member,” says Ricky Lee.
Oasis implements this process in several ways, particularly in product research and development. Continued excellence in the world of engineering is an integral part of Oasis Engineering, with regular creations and upgrades ensuring they maintain their competitive edge. This is inspired by Kaizen, which uses the mantra of “plan, do, check, act,” aiming to eliminate waste and keep concepts fresh and productivity flowing.
The process draws inspiration from the world-famous pragmatism and efficiency of Japanese industry – particularly companies such as Toyota, who have adopted Kaizen, which is Japanese for “change for better” as a business strategy as part of “the Toyota Way.”
Whether you require a product off the shelf, or custom-made, smooth-finished equipment machined to the highest standards, Oasis Engineering can provide.
Contact Oasis Engineering Ltd:
Address: Oasis Engineering (2003) Limited, 129 Birch Avenue, Tauranga, 3110 New Zealand
Phone: 0274 587 724