Egemin to deliver 5 additional E’gv®s to existing system, increasing the total number of vehicles in the fleet in the facility to 29; the total vehicles at all U.S. facilities of the food manufacturer to increase to 88.
Food Manufacturer Increasing Fleet To Meet Material Handling Demand
HOLLAND, MI—A multinational food manufacturer with facilities across the U.S. has ordered five additional E’gv®s for its Michigan facility due to increased production. The company utilizes the AGVs for finished goods material handling. The facility uses Egemin’s WMS (E’wms®) to manage the picking from production, storage into the floor stacked warehouse, and staging for shipments (including cross-docking). The E’wms® installed in the facility will accommodate the increase in fleet volume and continue to control storage locations and moves in the facility. The vehicles do not require manual battery changes; with the Automatic Battery Exchanger (ABEX) system currently in place at this facility, the vehicles have batteries automatically swapped when they reach a low battery state.
The new E’gv®s are additional carton-clamp style vehicles that pick unpalletized loads and transport them throughout the facility. The current system was installed in 2006. The new vehicles will be installed in early 2016.
About Dematic Egemin
Dematic Egemin (formerly Egemin Automation) manufactures, implements and services mobile automation solutions that improve warehouse, production and distribution center processes to optimize the supply chain. Product solutions include Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and in-floor towing solutions. Dematic Egemin comprises the Mobile Automation group within Dematic, with a Center of Excellence located in Holland, Michigan.
Dematic is a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain. Dematic employs over 6,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centers and manufacturing facilities located across the globe. Dematic, Egemin and Retrotech, now integrated under the roof of KION Group, have implemented more than 6,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.
Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, related services, and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimize material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centres. The company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally, and a leading provider of warehouse automation.
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