HOLLAND, MICHIGAN – Egemin recently installed Packmobile automated guided vehicle systems at Deluxe Laboratories in Hollywood, California and Toronto, Canada. The Packmobile AGVs transport thousands of feature length movie 35mm film reels at each facility.
The Packmobile automatic guided vehicles contain custom stainless steel fixtures that are designed to securely hold 1,000-pounds of 35mm film. The National Association of Theater Owners states that the number of indoor movie screens in the United States as of December 2009 is 38,605. On average, a feature length film is made up of seven 35mm reels. With those numbers, the Packmobile AGVs are kept very busy.
The addition of automated guided vehicles to Deluxe’s 35mm film processing has resulted in labor savings, improved ergonomics and better delivery reliability. Prior to the Packmobile AGVs, personnel were required to push heavy racks of reels between developing and imprinting, duplication, warehousing and shipping departments. Today, many of the movies you see at your local theater have taken a ride on Egemin’s Packmobile automated guided vehicle.
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., is the leading provider of a broad range of entertainment industry services and technologies to major Hollywood Studios and an international client base. Services include motion picture film processing, printing and distribution; EFILM® and Company 3® digital intermediates; feature and television post production and subtitling services; titles design and digital VFX; DVD compression, encoding and authoring; digital cinema services, digital asset management, digital distribution; and marketing fulfillment services. Laboratory and post production facilities are located in North America, Europe, and Australia. Deluxe Digital Studios offer home entertainment services in North America, Europe and India. For more information, please visit www.bydeluxe.com.
About Egemin Automation Inc.
Egemin Automation manufactures, implements and services automated material handling solutions that improve warehouse, production, and distribution center processes. Egemin’s standard and tailor-made automation solutions enable customers to remain one step ahead of the competition.
Egemin’s solutions include design, installation, modernization, and support of automated warehouse and distribution systems, including Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) and automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS).
North American headquarters for Egemin are based in Holland, MI, with global headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium. Egemin Automation is part of the KION Group, a leading global intralogistics solutions provider comprising the brands of Linde, STILL, Fenwick, OM STILL, Baoli, Voltas, and Egemin Automation. The KION Group is headquartered in Wiesbaden, Germany, and is present in more than 100 countries, 23,500 employees, and sales of almost $5.7 billion.
Egemin Automation Inc.
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Holland, MI 49424
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