Wanzl has been a logistics partner of the automotive supplier HELLA at the company's locations in the Czech Republic and Slovakia since 2002.
The focus of Marek Ryšavý, Managing Director of HELLA Czech Republic/Slovakia, is always on optimised logistics.
Wanzl submitted proposals for optimised internal logistics with high-quality products, reasonable schedules and transparent costs.
We use Wanzl mobile containers, order picking trolleys and pallet trolleys for our internal and external logistics activities. The mobile containers are mainly used for large-volume components along the entire logistics chain: from procurement logistics for supplier components and internal production logistics for transport and storage, through to distribution logistics to our corporate customers. The order picking trolleys function as a transport and storage pool;
Small and medium-sized components from the high-level store are positioned on the trolley at flexible positions along the production lines. Always tailored to the current batch size and with enough buffer to ensure smooth production. And the pallet trolleys take care of the logistically optimised group transport of boxes, wire boxes and customer packaging. The Wanzl solutions are currently used for transport within the Czech Republic as well as to Slovakia and Slovenia.
Firstly, there is the safety aspect: in production logistics during the production process, fork-lift trucks are no longer needed to transport the product components to and between the production lines. Convenient handling is also an advantage. Every employee is able to handle the material on the trolleys or stored in the containers by hand, without the need for additional technical equipment.
The greatest advantage is without question the high quality of Wanzl products.
We have, of course, tried other lower-priced solutions but they did not produce a satisfactory result in the long term.
The world of logistics never stands still; it is continuously striving for optimisation in the face of changing products and production processes. For that reason, we are planning many new projects,
one of which is a completely new internal logistics philosophy. Innovative proposals from Wanzl are always welcome.
Wanzl delivered over 13,000 mobile storage and transport containers to HELLA in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
pick up product components at the warehouse elevator and transport them to the production line.
Practical for transport The dimensions are based on the precise size of the HGV loading areas to make optimum use of the available space.
At 70 locations in over 30 countries, the company employs around 23,000 people worldwide, of which more than 3,500 are employed in research and development. HELLA divides its portfolio into the Automotive Original Equipment and Aftermarket segments. The Automotive Original Equipment segment comprises the Lighting and Electronics business divisions.
The customer base for this segment is made up of vehicle manufacturers and other automotive suppliers. The Aftermarket segment includes the Independent Aftermarket (IAM) and the business with Special OE suppliers (SOE) such as manufacturers of buses, caravans, and agricultural and construction machinery.
In the Czech Republic and Slovakia, HELLA operates seven wholly owned subsidiaries with four core activities relating to lights.
In 2011, Wanzl will have been successfully active on the Eastern European market for two decades with a branch including its own production facility in the Czech Republic. In 2007, Wanzl Czech Republic opened one of Europe's largest and most modern electroplating plants.
Wanzl Czech Republic is not only a retail partner with is full Self-Service programme, but also a logistics and industry supplier offering innovative logistics products.
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