TGW realises first Mustang project in China
Only three years after the opening of the TGW production unit in China, the international automotive parts supplier HELLA invests in an automatic mini-load warehouse supplied by TGW Logistics Group in Shanghai.
The globally operating, family-run company specialises in innovative lighting systems and electronic equipment for vehicles. As one of the technology leaders, HELLA has been an important partner in the automotive industry and in the aftermarket for more than one hundred years. In order to meet the requirements for the company's future growth, HELLA had to expand its production capacities and production times significantly. As a result, a new intralogistics centre is being built. TGW is proud to announce that the Austrian intralogistics specialist received the contract due to its best technical solution and a very close communication with the customer.
First TGW Mustang project in China
TGW’s scope of supply includes a six-aisle mini-load warehouse with around 120,000 storage locations operated by six Mustang storage and retrieval machines. Thanks to consistent lightweight construction design of TGW's storage & retrieval machines as well as the standard use of energy recovery modules and an energy consumption oriented axis control, our machines are extremely energy-efficient compared to other providers in the market. The flexible KingDrive® technology serves as conveying system for the new installation and as a connection between the existing and the new Building.
The small-parts warehouse will be equipped with seven workstations. Additionally, TGW provides its customer with the entire IT and control systems as well as with the warehouse control system, which will manage the real-time activities of all storages, relocations and retrievals in the warehouse. "This order is a milestone for TGW China. We are excited to embark on this project with a company of such reputation as HELLA, and are sure that our one-stop solution will be a milestone in automated intralogistics systems, which might also serve as a benchmark to other prospective customers in China", explains Frank Imkamp, Chief Executive Officer of TGW China.
Perfectly equipped for the future
With the new intelligent control system, HELLA will increase its productivity, shorten delivery times, decrease error rates and meet important production demands in the future. Furthermore, the mini-load warehouse is designed to store raw materials for the production lines as well as finished goods for delivery. At the same time HELLA placed the order for the new building, the company also concluded a contract for an entire Lifetime Services package.
"We were able to win this strategically important project against strong competitors thanks to our amazing solution. HELLA saw the added value and the future viability of our products and backed the right horse when choosing the TGW Mustang", Imkamp emphasises.