THROUGHOUT THE MATERIALS HANDLING PROCESS
The range of products includes pallets, racks and trailers. All are designed to customer requirements for secure and efficient handling of components, all the way from the point of manufacture to the point of fit.
Component shipping systems include steel racks that can be folded for easy return and standard containers. Both can be equipped with internal fittings designed to support and protect the specific parts being carried, using injection moulded plastics, polyurethane mouldings, fabric dunnage or laser-cut foams as appropriate.
Contechs Materials Handling also offers a comprehensive range of in-plant handling services. These include component sequencing delivery systems, interfaces with production line mechanical and robotic handling systems, plant layout design and line-side kitting of components to meet the complex production line demands of multiple vehicle variants.
Clients benefit from a complete, fully managed service from initial design through to manufacture and installation.
The quality of service and products is supported by Contechs’ extensive CAD facilities and its secure, direct data links with its clients. This enables completely bespoke solutions to be developed, working closely with the customer to create the best possible system to meet their requirements.
The service extends to the development of prototype racks for design verification, testing and client approval prior to the start of volume manufacture.
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.
With an in-depth understanding of automotive supply chain management and logistics, Contechs can provide accurate advice on optimum rack fleet size and ensure that systems conform to standard sizes and configurations for movement to and within the customer’s production facilities.
Throughout the production process, Contechs remains the single point of contacts for customers, managing all issues concerning production, quality and delivery.
To meet the challenge 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.