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Contechs

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MATERIALSHANDLING

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THROUGHOUT THE MATERIALS HANDLING PROCESS
Contechs Materials Handling designs and manufactures a wide range of bespoke racking & component shipping systems and in-plant handling equipment.

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.

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.

PROGRAMMANAGEMENT

Contechs can assure efficient, co-ordinated program delivery using the Global Product Development System (GPDS) that is used as the industry standard by OEMs 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
& ENGINEERING

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 features which, for example, can enable flat-folding of empty racks for easier storage and transportation when empty.

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.

MANUFACTURING&SUPPLY

Contechs has an established network of suppliers in the UK, Europe, Turkey and China for volume rack manufacturing and has identified those which are best suited to producing different types of rack fleets and handling systems. This helps secure high quality standards and prompt lead times for delivery to clients.

Throughout the production process, Contechs remains the single point of contacts for customers, managing all issues concerning production, quality and delivery.

PLANT LAYOUT &
KITTING

Contechs Materials Handling can help customers develop more efficient and flexible production lines by designing systems that take into account the space available line-side and parts sequencing processes.

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.