Significant investment in one of the world’s leading suppliers of automated storage and retrieval solutions is delivering multiple benefits to customers, staff and management at the Beckenham factory of European Springs & Pressings.
A newly installed, fully integrated mechanised storage system, supplied by Kardex Remster, working alongside the materials planning system, has delivered 60% more space and greatly improved stock accuracy and efficiencies that will benefit customers for years to come.
Stuart McSheehy, Managing Director of European Springs & Pressings says: “Financing five machines to take care of our 3,500 different line items has been a rewarding experience for many. Our 152 strong team are incredible but we are only human after all and the occasional human error does impact on efficiencies.
The automation of our inter-logistics has not only reduced our pick times by 90%, it’s eliminated all stock accuracy errors, provided an additional 20% capacity and further enhanced our competitive edge with long-term cost savings for our customers.”
A number of new machines including a new coiler, hydraulic press and a Bruderer power press have also been installed in the Beckenham factory with a new extension, offering 30% more capacity, planned for launch in the Summer.
McSheehy concludes: “2018 is an exciting year, not only do we celebrate our 70th anniversary, we’re expanding our premises, future-proofing our infrastructure, rewarding our customers with enhanced efficiencies and to date seeing a 14% increase in turnover in our London factory.”
Continual infrastructure improvements, keep propelling the spring and pressings manufacturer to the top slot within their industry.