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EFFICIENCY
In 1905-6 one car was a week's work for 112 employees
In 1925-26 one car was a week's work for 16 employees
In 1946-47 one car was a week's work for 9 employees
In 1953-54 one car was a week's work for 6 employees
 
MATERIAL FOR PRODUCTION - Per Week (1954)
Timber (for door frames, truck bodies etc.) .
........ 7,654 cu. ft.
Carpet ......... 5.5 miles
Roof lining and fabrics ......... 4.5 miles
Hides ......... 2,500
Hair and fibre (for upholstery) ......... 8 tons
Sound insulating material ......... 6 tons
Glass (windscreens and windows) ......... 40,000 sq. ft.
Paint ......... 12,000 gallons
Paint abrasives, polishes, stopping, etc. ......... 5 tons
Rubber solution .......... 4.5 tons
Steel pressings .......... 2,500,000
Total body parts ......... 21,000,000
Ball and roller bearings ........ 64,300
Steel tubing ......... 9.5 miles
Lamp bulbs ......... 50,000
Sparking plugs ......... 17,500
Length of electrical wiring cable (approx.) ..... 180 miles Total chassis parts ....... 12,000,000
FACTORY SERVICES (1954)
Length of internal roadways ........ 8 miles
Length of internal railway track .......... 7.5 miles
Total length of cable in internal works telephone system
......... 20 miles
Coal used per year .......... 74,338 tons
Oil fuel used per year .......... 1,712,233 gallons
Water consumption per year .......... 350,558,660 gallons
Gas consumed per year .......... 541,198,320 cubic feet
Power House generating capacity .......... 8,650 kW
Total electricity load .......... 18,000 kW
Total volume of works buildings ........86,232,930 cu. ft.
 
WELFARE SERVICES
Dining rooms .......... 16
Snack bars ......... 4
Cooked meals served a year ......... 700,000
Subsidiary meals served a year ......... 1,000,000
Canteen staff employed ......... 215
Ambulance stations ......... 8
Qualified nurses ......... 25
Works police .......... 69
Fireman (full time) .......... 33
 
A modern Health Department, built as a memorial to the late Lord Austin, includes X-ray apparatus and deep ray and radiant heat equipment. There are two resident medical officers, and two specialists attend two or three times a week.
Operated in close association with the Health Department is the Rehabilitation Shop. Here injured workers can exercise stiff limbs, and at the same time do a useful paid job of work by operating light machines fitted with special manual or foot controls.

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