Jungheinrich implements fully automated warehouse for HEWI

Based in Spaichingen, Germany, HEWI G. Winker, a specialist for locknuts and connectors, is investing 15 million euros in a new production and logistics building with 13,340 square metres of built-over space. After a ground-breaking ceremony in early July, the company’s ‘Plant No. 2’ in Spaichingen is set to launch production operations in autumn of 2017.
HEWI has commissioned Jungheinrich to implement the project as its general contractor for intralogistics. To realise the project Jungheinrich will draw on major elements of its comprehensive product portfolio, including automated logistics systems, automated and manual industrial trucks and software.


The Jungheinrich solution includes a three-aisle silo-type high bay warehouse for pallet storage – 25 metres high and 57 metres long with a total of 9,888 pallet slots. Jungheinrich will implement not just the high rack system for double-depth pallet storage, but also the roof, wall and platform construction. The scope of services moreover includes three stacker cranes with a performance capacity of 93 double runs per hour from Jungheinrich subsidiary MIAS as well as automated pallet conveyor technology. The control technology for the automated storage system as well as the conveyor technology including warehouse management and material flow computers will be installed by the specialists at Jungheinrich Systemlösungen based in Graz, Austria.


Six Jungheinrich Auto Pallet Movers (APM) will be used to supply raw materials to the production area as well as to transport production bins containing finished products back to the warehouse. These ERC 215a automated guided vehicles will be connected with the Jungheinrich WMS via the Jungheinrich Logistics Interface. To support the transport of incoming and outgoing goods as well as other internal transport tasks, Jungheinrich is delivering five ERC 216z electric pedestrian controlled stackers. The introduction of a stacker control system will furthermore help optimise the utilisation of existing vehicle fleet capacity in Plant No. 1, where seven million nuts and extruded parts are produced daily.


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