This month Mercedes Benz is completing the second phase of a major materials handling and storage refurbishment at its Kassel manufacturing plant in Germany. The plant makes axle systems and parts for trucks, vans, buses and trailers, and German supplier MLOG Logistics has replaced its entire racking structure as well as modifying the existing materials handling system.
The programme, which began last December, was split into two phases to ensure that around 50% of the high-bay warehouse is available at all times.
MLOG has built eight new storage aisles with around 5,000 component locations, as well as supplying two new MSINGLE storage and retrieval machines and two new shuttle cars including rails and bus-bar.
Meanwhile, in the UK, MLOG is refurbishing an automated block and crank storage facility in Peterborough for Perkins Engines Company. The work involves the replacement of two automated storage and retrieval machines and associated aisle equipment.
The upgrade, scheduled for completion during Perkins’ two-week summer shutdown, will incorporate a pair of MLOG’s leading-edge MTWINI machines, which will operate with the existing racking and conveyor system.
MLOG has a longstanding presence in the automotive sector, including recent projects with Toyota and EvoBus