Leer Inc.

Temperature Controlled Storage Manufacturer
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  • 220+
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Factory Size

  •  300,000 sq ft
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  • Wisconsin & Iowa

Company Overview

For more than 60 years, Leer Inc. has driven innovation in the temperature controlled storage industry—including those iconic white ice merchandisers every consumer knows. The employee-owned manufacturer, which makes a range of standard and custom coolers, freezers and ice merchandisers, has 300,000 square feet of workspace, spread over three locations—two in Wisconsin and one in Iowa.


Key Highlights

• Prior to using Amper, Leer struggled to understand root causes of production issues. The company chose Amper’s solution to help provide real-time visibility into it’s production activities.

•As soon as the team started publishing utilization numbers, they improved by 10-15%.

•Amper data validated the purchase of a second automated CNC Turret Punch.

•Once the new equipment was purchased, Leer was able to stop outsourcing panels, which resulted in the insourcing of $300,000 in purchased parts.

“Using Amper, we were able to bump utilization of our second Panel Bender from 20% to 55%. Our main line went from 40% to 65%—and we’ve identified several opportunities to improve on both lines in the coming year.”

Erik Anderson, Director of Operations & Supply Chain, Leer Inc.

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