Multinational food manufacturer adds 5 vehicles to its fleet

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 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.

 

Contact
Egemin Automation Inc.
John Clark
11818 James St.
Holland, MI 49424
616 393 0101
pr@egeminusa.com
www.egeminusa.com

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