“Smart Packaging” producer chooses Egemin’s E’gv® Compact Counterbalance Fork Vehicles

Smart packing manufacturer will utilize E’gv®s for finished goods material handling.

Egemin to automate plastic packaging company’s material handling with E’gv® compact & E’wms®

HOLLAND, MI—A plastic packaging manufacturer of “Smart Packaging” for healthcare and food products in operation since 1955 has elected to utlize Egemin’s E’gv® Compact Counterbalance Fork vehicles and E’wms for finished goods material handling.

Egemin Automation was chosen by the Smart Packaging manufacturer because of the labor savings they can attain using E’gv Compact vehicles, as well as for increased safety in the facility due to using E’gv Compact vehicles instead of manually driven trucks. Since the complexity of the moves the vehicles will be completing is very low, personnel can complete value-added tasks instead of simple and repetitive material handling moves.

Smart Packaging extends shelf life, can monitor product freshness, and improve product safety, amongst other capabilities—and Egemin’s E’wms is a perfect match because of the tracking & tracing module. Tracking & Tracing will allow the system to always chose the FIFO product, which reduces waste for the Smart Packaging company and ensures their customers always have the best quality product possible. E’wms, Egemin’s warehouse mangement system, is customized for storage and location optimization, allowing for the best work flows possible from the E’gvs. The vehicles will shuttle finished materials from packaging to storage. The vehicles will handle two different pallet types & sizes and move materials in three product areas in the facility. E’wms will interface with the facility’s SAP system and control storage locations, quality status, vehicle systems, and transports in the facility. Installation of the system will occur in Q3 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.

About Dematic

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.


John Clark
11818 James St.
Holland, MI 49424
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