BSS is Building a Further Special Warehouse for Plating Racks

The first warehouse system allows storage of up to 396 load carriers, specially conceived for the storage of the plating racks.

In the course of the expansion of its production, BIA Kunststoff- und Galvanotechnik, based in Solingen, has contracted the main contractor BSS Bohnenberg with the construction of a further fully automated warehouse for plating racks.

BSS built the first system of its kind in 2007 for BIA. In this fully automated, single-deep warehouse, the storage and retrieval device is handling the sensitive and customized goods using special load carriers for hanging storage, which are conceived and built by BSS.  This solution allows a compact and protected storage of the racks and a direct access in a very short space of time. The handover of the racks to the operator is made using a special extension device.

For the new project, BSS has optimized this proven technology. This second construction stage includes also a migration of the whole warehouse to the new generation of warehouse management system (WMS) BSS-L and a conversion of all racks to the newest UHF-RFID.

The new warehouse will go into operation in 2017.

BIA was founded in 1996 and is one of the leading producers of galvanized plastic components. The customer list includes many renowned manufacturers of automotive parts and OEM. BIA offers everything from a single source: from the design and construction, the tool manufacturing, the injection moulding up to the plated product.


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