Materials handling

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    Mercedes-Benz: Taking an end-to-end approach

    2018-04-12T17:23:36Z

    It may have taken Mercedes-Benz around 120 years to reach 1m cars per year, breaching the mark around the turn of the 21 st century. However, the recent surge in growth of the brand has seen it rise by around 1m units in sales and production in just five years, ...

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    Finalists for Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe 2018 revealed

    2018-04-11T14:51:08Z

    The shortlist of finalists for the inaugural Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe has been revealed, with 73 entries competing in 14 different categories. The shortlist forms a cross-section of the industry’s leading carmakers, suppliers and logistics providers ( see the full list of finalists here ). The finalists were chosen ...

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    Mercedes-Benz starts up industry 4.0-based truck line in Brazil

    2018-04-04T09:44:11Z

    Mercedes-Benz do Brasil has started production on a new truck assembly line at its plant in Sao Bernardo do Campo that uses industry 4.0 technology to raise production line and inbound logistics efficiency. The move follows a three-year investment programme totalling 500m real ($150.6m). The company said the use of ...

  • ForkliftFuelCellToyota
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    Toyota acelera el uso de hidrógeno en Motomachi

    2018-03-22T12:06:54Z

    Toyota empleará 20 carretillas elevadoras más con pilas de combustible en su planta de ensamblado de Motomachi en Japón junto con una estación de hidrógeno para repostaje. Las horquillas se utilizarán para el transporte de componentes y materiales en la fábrica y se suman a otras dos carretillas elevadoras con ...

  • ForkliftFuelCellToyota
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    Toyota accelerates use of hydrogen at Motomachi

    2018-03-21T13:11:10Z

    Toyota has deployed 20 more fuel cell forklifts at its Motomachi assembly plant in Japan, along with a hydrogen station for refuelling. Used to move parts and goods around the factory, the lift trucks join two older fuel cell forklifts with a lift capacity of 2.5 tonnes that were introduced ...

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    Hella plans mini-load facility in China

    2018-03-02T10:27:39Z

    Automotive lighting system and electronic equipment producer Hella has announced it will be adding a warehouse to its base in Shanghai to bolster operations in China. The new unit will be an automated, six-aisle mini-load based facility with seven workstations and around 120,000 storage locations for inbound and outbound small ...

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    Chep makes Gilder VP of automotive for EMEA

    2018-02-22T12:46:05Z

    Pallet and container pool provider Chep has appointed Murray Gilder (pictured) as its new vice-president of automotive EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). He replaces David Mayo, who moved last year to become vice-president of global accounts and intercontinental at the Chep Automotive and Industrial Solutions division. Gilder, whose new ...

  • Produktionsstart für die neue S-Klasse im Mercedes-Benz Werk Sindelfingen
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    Mercedes automates tool selection for CLS

    2018-01-30T16:24:15Z

    Mercedes-Benz has begun using an automated system to provide operation-specific screwdrivers to workers assembling the new, third-generation CLS at its Sindelfingen plant in Germany. The move is designed to provide staff with optimal support by supplying tools automatically along with the right order data and process parameters for the assigned ...

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    Automation: Paving the way for progress

    2018-01-25T17:26:58Z

    Ask automotive manufacturers what their primary concerns are today within warehouses and factories and they will probably allude to one of three key things – productivity, safety and waste. Although various solutions are available to help alleviate problems in these areas, one of the most important is materials handling technology. ...

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    Audi's logistics part 2: Pursuing practical progression

    2018-01-04T12:41:33Z

    There is little question that finished vehicle logistics has been among the least automated segments of the overall automotive production and supply chain process. From loading and unloading vehicles to and from trucks, ships and rail wagons to inspection and parking, as well as scanning vehicles into inventory and tracking ...