On the Fast Lane with Automated Intralogistics

KW Automotive

At the suspension manufacturer KW automotive in Fichtenberg (Germany), we implemented a complete intralogistics solution including automated warehouses, modern conveyor technology, as well as a so-called pick-to-light system (PTL) in the "built-to-order" production. All this had to be integrated into a ­exible production structure and be networked with each other. Together with the GEBHARDT Intralogistics Group, KW automotive has successfully implemented this.

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A Holistic Solution Across Different Storage Areas

The Path Through the Storage System

Goods receiving is still a manual process. After the goods have been accepted and the items have been prioritised, they are made available to the various automatic storage systems for storage.

Intralogistics with the Help of Automatic Warehouse Components

The entire logistics process and warehousing in the plant is divided into the automatic small parts warehouse, for production supply this is achieved by using StoreBiter® One-Level-Shuttles (OLS), the automatic pallet high-bay warehouse, the StoreBiter® Multi-Level-Shuttle Warehouse (MLS) as an order buffer warehouse and an automatic small parts warehouse with a storage and retrieval machine for dispatch including connecting conveyor technology and corresponding workstations. The GEBHARDT StoreWare takes over the warehouse management and the control of all material flows.

StoreWare as Information Carrier

The StoreWare provides information quickly and is user-friendly and intuitive at the same time. An aspect that is increasingly demanded in times of Industry 4.0.

Automatic Small Parts Warehouse as Shuttle Storage

The three-aisle GEBHARDT StoreBiter® One-Level-Shuttle (OLS) warehouse, realised as a Roaming+ concept with a total of 15 OLS, achieves 630 double cycles per hour.

„The cooperation with GEBHARDT was very good. They reacted professionally and quickly to every  request. Thanks to the GEBHARDT solution, our processes are much more reliable and faster and we can already see a very good return on investment today."

Klaus Wohlfarth, Founder, Managing Director and Partner of KW automotive

GEBHARDT Realises Innovative Logistics Centre
at KW automotive

Together with the GEBHARDT Intralogistics Group, KW automotive GmbH realised the reorganisation of its intralogistics at the headquarters in Fichtenberg. Warehouse processes had to be optimised, costs reduced and processes perfectly coordinated and made transparent for all involved. In addition, the complex warehouse technology for production supply and dispatch had to be optimally represented.

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