Honda Europe and Egemin Automation recently signed an agreement for an Automated Guided Vehicle System to be installed within Honda’s production and warehouse environment. Founded in 1963, Honda Belgium was the first production plant of the Japanese automobile concern outside Japan. The Belgium Honda plant specializes in bumper spraying for after market parts and is building a brand new distribution center which Egemin has been entrusted with the engineering, construction and installation of an AGV system that automates spare parts transport.
The transport system will consist of forklift AGVs with on-board E’nsor® navigation software. The vehicles receive transport commands from Egemin’s E’tricc® management software that communicates with Honda’s production system.
This project represents the second order from Honda for Egemin in very short time. Earlier this year Honda of America contracted Egemin to implement an AGV system for the transport of containers loaded with components in the parts center of Troy, Ohio. The Honda plant of East Liberty, Ohio features a fleet of 67 Egemin AGVs that supply parts to the Civic and Element assembly lines.