HELUKABEL has recently brought their expanded global logistics center in Hemmingen near Stuttgart, Germany online. The $50 million project allowed the company to more than double its warehousing capacity providing a foundation for further growth in the future.
The goal of the expansion is to allow HELUKABEL to continue to provide rapid order delivery and maintain its role as a valued supplier in the global market. The heart of the approximately 1.85 million sq. foot complex is the fully-automated, high-bay storage and retrieval warehouse. The logistics expansion adds 23,900 pallet locations to the existing 16,600 stock locations in the high-bay racks. Using state-of-the-art conveyor and control systems, the high-bay warehouse offers a high degree of automation that speeds up material flow and guarantees on-time deliveries.
“This new building is a milestone in the history of our company,” said Helmut Luksch, managing director of HELUKABEL GmbH. “What this means for our U.S. and Canadian customers is that our Chicago and Toronto-based warehouses are constantly supported by our just-in-time warehouse, which stores our 33,000-plus line items, to greatly enhance their stock availability. With the logistics network that we have in place, items can arrive from Germany in a time frame comparable to shipments from Chicago or Toronto.”
The new automated small parts stocking area offers 33,400 locations for HELUKABEL®’s cable accessory business as well as a staging area for pre-packed order items. Heavy cable drums with a weight of up to four tons can be found in the heavy load storage area, with 670 bays built in a silo configuration. Order picking and packing stations have also been enhanced with anatomically designed handling equipment for improved efficiency.
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