Cummins in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, invests in the FlexQube concept to implement 9 different types of carts in order to improve their material flow and reduce forklift traffic
Cummins has placed an order for 9 different cart types that will be used for transporting cylinder blocks, crank shafts, fly wheels, cam shafts and other engine components inside their plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. FlexQube and Cummins has worked together in order to develop the most efficient and dedicated applications using the modular FlexQube system.
Cummins adopted the FlexQube concept in whole right away and used it to create ergonomic and efficient solutions for assembly kitting operations. Cummins believe that our flexible system will allow them to keep their material handling carts aligned with the fluctuations in component mix and product changes over an extended life time compared to welded applications.
The carts will be manufactured at our manufacturing and distribution center in Swainsboro, Georgia, USA and assembled by a local partner in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
Anders Fogelberg, CEO at FlexQube, comments: “Late 2015 we started to investigate the Mexican market and during the past 12 months our order intake has been growing steadily. The industry is booming and there is a need for efficient, safe and ergonomic material handling solutions. As in any other developed country, the expectations and requirements are high. The companies are striving for state-of-the-art manufacturing operations and we are in e.g. Mexico to help them achieve these goals.
With our unique DesignOnDemand™ process, where the customer and a designer from FlexQube interacts in a web meeting, the different cart designs are developed together. This process aims to reduce both the onsite visits and the number of emails sent back and forth with requirements that usually takes place in a development process like this. The modular building blocks, that are the core of the FlexQube concept, makes it possible to quickly draft a design together with the customer and it also deepens the understanding about the possibilities with the concept from the customers’ perspective."
FlexQube has received an order for transport racks with extendable shelves from a major company that makes trucks. The company is a world leading company and a long term customer of FlexQube. At the plant where these transport racks will be used there is already about 900 tugger carts from FlexQube in use.
Anders Fogelberg, CEO at FlexQube, comments: “Transport racks is a new segment for us and it is exciting to receive the first major order for a solution in this field. The segment has a major market potential and this project could be the first step to a growing business area for us.
Our flexible and ergonomic carts that are currently being used inside the plants can be combined with modular transport racks that are moved on trucks between the assembly plant and the suppliers. That means a more efficient material flow with less handling, less forklifts and a safer work environment."
FOLLOW UP ORDER FROM MAJOR MANUFACTURER OF FORESTRY MACHINES
One of the world’s largest manufacturer of forestry machines place a follow up order for shelf carts wort more than $70 000
FlexQube has received a follow up order for shelf carts to a company that makes forwarders and harvesters. The company has used the FlexQube cart concept since 2012 and this order is one of several major orders for shelf carts the company placed in the past years. The shelf carts are being used to kit parts from the warehouse and out to the production lines.
The company uses narrow aisle picking forklifts and the carts is connected to these and moved up and down within the warehouse and parts are being put onto the shelves of the cart. The cart is then moved out to the production lines and the assemblers can concentrate on putting the machines together.
Since the parts are put onto to the carts already when someone takes them off the shelf in the warehouse the number of times the components are handled by someone is reduced and the material flow setup becomes very efficient.
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