KB Components develops its logistics with automation specialist Swisslog
KB Components, one of Scandinavia's leading manufacturers of plastic components, has chosen Swisslog as its partner for automation and logistics development. The two companies started collaborating back in 1986 with the installation of automated pallet cranes and now, more than 30 years later, they have chosen Swisslog as their partner again for the replacement of this market leading technology.
March 29, 2019
“Over the years, we have had a great cooperation with Swisslog for the service and system support of our pallet cranes at our facility in Örkelljunga, Sweden. This latest project is the result of an ambitious review of our logistics process. A natural first step is to replace the cranes, upgrade our WMS and modernize our conveyor systems in our warehouse for finished goods,” says Kent Brickling, logistics manager at KB Components.
Three week installation for crane replacement project
The project consists of three new Vectura S22 cranes, extended racking with 720 pallet locations and upgrades of the WMS system. All of this will be installed in three weeks at KB Components’ production facility in Örkelljunga, during the summer of 2019.
“Our strong cooperation with Swisslog spans more than thirty years. This, together with Swisslog’s ability to provide a rapid installation schedule, were the factors that became crucial for our choice of partner,” concludes Kent.
About KB Components
KB Components, with approximately 860 employees and a turnover of EUR 120 million, manufactures systems and components based on polymers (plastics) and composites. Some of the company's main segments are the automotive industry, medical technology and furniture industry. High quality, cost efficiency and production and logistics of the highest class are central parts of the company's operations and strategy. The company has its own production in Örkelljunga, Anderstorp, Lithuania, Mexico, China, Canada and Slovakia.
About Swisslog Logistics Automation
We shape the future of intralogistics with robotic, data-driven and flexible automated solutions that achieve exceptional value for our customers. Swisslog helps forward-thinking companies optimize the performance of their warehouses and distribution centers with future-ready automation systems and software. Our integrated offering includes consulting, system design and implementation, and lifetime customer support in more than 50 countries.
Swisslog is a member of the KUKA Group, a leading global supplier of intelligent automation solutions with more than 14.000 employees worldwide.