“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 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.
John Clark
11818 James St.
Holland, MI 49424
616 393 0101

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