AUTOMOTIVE MATERIALS HANDLING

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BESPOKE AUTOMOTIVE MATERIALS HANDLING BY INDUSTRY EXPERTS

Contechs Materials Handling Ltd combines low overheads with innovative design solutions and low cost manufacture to provide a complete, cost effective solution for your logistical requirements. 

Contechs can calculate your logistic parameters and provide management of the total project by producing CAD designs from your component data, manufacture and testing of prototypes and manufacture of volume production. Rack fleets can be provided on a lease or rental option and can include full maintenance for the life of the product. 

Contechs have experience in producing shipping racks and in plant handling solutions for Body panels, Trim panels, Power train and Chassis components. All aspects of the logistical route are studied including rack utilisation, loading and unloading feasibility, in plant parameters, safety and ergonomics.

DESIGN & MANUFACTURE

 

FULL SERVICE DELIVERY

Contechs Materials Handling provides high-end, solution-based managed services to its clients. With the benefit of extensive experience in system design and manufacturing, it can work with clients from the earliest planning stage. Making full use of CAD, Contechs will produce bespoke products tailored to the components and assemblies to be carried and the specific logistics requirements during transportation and at point of use.

 

The service extends to the development of prototype racks for design verification, testing and client approval prior to the start of volume manufacture.

 

DESIGN & MANUFACTURE

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

Contechs can assure efficient, co-ordinated program delivery using the OEM  Development Systems  used by the industry to execute vehicle programs. Direct liaison with clients’ engineers ensures program timetables are understood and adhered to.

The company is also experienced in supporting vehicle production launches and will undertake regular plant visits to discuss issues with clients and ensure rack fleets are successfully introduced and operated.

 

DESIGN & MANUFACTURE

DESIGN & ENGINEERING

Contechs Design team utilise Catia V5, Autocad & Factory Cad to provide a complete Design service utilising over 20 years of experience in the MH sector.

 
Contechs use of CAD data on the components and assemblies to be carried in its handling systems allows for optimum design quality to be achieved, producing racks that are ideally engineered for purpose. This includes optimising the number of parts that can be carried and incorporating ergonomic operations and flat-folding of empty racks for easier storage and transportation when empty

 

MANUFACTURING & SUPPLY

Contechs Materials Handling Ltd combines low overheads with innovative design solutions and low cost manufacture to provide a complete, cost effective solution for your logistical requirements. 

Contechs can calculate your logistic parameters and provide management of the total project by producing CAD designs from your component data, manufacture and testing of prototypes and manufacture of volume production. Rack fleets can be provided on lease or rental option and can include full maintenance for the life of the product. 

Contechs have experience in producing shipping racks and in plant handling solutions for body panels, Trim panels, Power train and Chassis components. All aspects of the logistical route are studied including rack utilisation, Truck utilisation, Loading and unloading feasibility, in plant parameters, safety and ergonomics. 

Contechs can supply the right solution for the component and its logistical requirements by providing special steel racks or standard plastic containers which can include polyurethane mouldings, vacuum formed trays, textile or profiled foam internal dunnage to ensure that your product arrives at its destination in an unmarked condition. 

Contechs can offer a range of special and standard pallets at competitive rates via our manufacturing partners in Eastern Europe and Asia.

Standard Containers

In-Plant Solutions

Shipping Containers

IN PLANT SOLUTIONS

CASE STUDY: LINE-SIDE DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR FORD

Provide Sequence Line-side delivery system for Ford Craiova Plant PTA 

  • PTA to be a Fork Lift Free operation 

  • Components to loaded/unloaded in an Ergonomic fashion. 

  • Bespoke design to suit specific requirements 

  • On Site reviews and liaison 

  • Delivery systems for Chassis, Power Train, Glass, Hard and Soft trim components 

  • Contechs Single Point of Contact for whole project 

  • Pre-selected project partners in The UK and Mainland Europe 

  • CAD interaction with Plant layout 

  • Design and manufacture of assembly fixtures and loading tools

Contechs Deliverables: Project Management & Planning, CAD Design, Ergo Studies, Certification, Plant Liaison, Maintenance Schedules

Project duration: 12 months - Project Cost: £600,000

 

SHIPPING SYSTEMS

CASE STUDY: SHIPPING STILLAGE PROGRAMME

  • Pack Density, truck utilisation and folding racks for return as priorities 

  • Shipping racks for Chassis, Power Train, Trim and Body panels 

  • Components to loaded/unloaded in an Ergonomic fashion 

  • Bespoke design to suit specific requirements 

  • On Site reviews and liaison 

  • Contechs Single Point of Contact for the whole project 

  • Pre-selected project partners in The UK, Mainland Europe and Eastern Europe 

  • CAD interaction with Plant and Supplier 

  • Design and manufacture of Manufacturing fixtures

Contechs Deliverables: Project Management & Planning, CAD Design, Ergo Studies, Certification, Plant Liaison, Maintenance Schedules

Project duration: 9 months - Project Cost: £700,000

 

FACTORY LAYOUT

Contechs utilise factory CAD software & extensive experience in plant layout to provide a complete factory design service. 

Contechs knowledge of factory flow, market place picking areas, sequencing and kitting areas all combined with experience in calculating all plant movements, manpower and required equipment to achieve a lean production facility

 

KITTING

To meet the challenges of increasing numbers of vehicle variants being produced on a single production line, Contechs can design and manufacture bespoke kitting systems that carry components specific to each vehicle as they move through the assembly process.

 

Contechs have experience in designing kitting boxes in EPP, Polypropylene, Correx and steel, And kitting bags in PVC & Leather to suit customer requirements.

 

BESPOKE DESIGN & MANUFACTURE

Contechs can provide an unlimited selection of bespoke products to suit your requirements. These include design and manufacture of: 

Steel Fabrication, Powder Coating, Plastic Forming, Plastic injection moulded parts, EPP, Fabrics, Moulded foam, Water cut foam, Timber construction, Polypropylene formed & welded units.

POLYURETHANE MOULDING

VAC FORMED TRAY

PLYWOOD PIGEON HOLE SYSTEM

CYCLE RACKING

SPECIALIST MACHINING

 

EPP TRAY WITH VAC FORMED PLASTIC BASE

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