As BMW increased its market share with ever more hi-tech and sophisticated products so the requirement for a modern Automated Computer Controlled Storage and Distribution System for the United Kingdom became apparent.
BMW chose Industore to provide such a system with an initial installation of two machines, complemented by a bespoke software system. Since this initial installation, two more phases have been implemented consisting of four and a further six Lean-Lifts - creating a total of 12 Lean-lifts. This package was able to achieve the pick speeds, efficiency and reliability hoped for by BMW.
There can be no doubt that the Hänel Lean-Lift, with its superb engineering, controls, features and hardware, was the core element of the solution provided. Space saving was one of the first issues to be addressed.
Due to the Lean-Lift's intelligent height optimizing software near 100% storage density was achieved. With space at a premium each cubic metre that BMW could utilise successfully was of utmost importance.
Moreover, the configuration of 12 Lean-Lifts picking simultaneously allows an extremely high pick speed enhanced by Industore's latest bespoke software.
The Hänel Lean-Lift and Industore achieved every goal set by BMW for this project; BMW have also been able to use our highly qualified in-house programmers in order to achieve further solutions such as restricted access to high value products and increased levels of traceability.
Being a fast moving and highly successful company, BMW required a product and service that would be both dynamic and reliable.
BMW Bracknell are very proud of their installations; as such they are only too happy to receive visitors, arranged through Industore, in order to demonstrate and discuss the solutions we provided.