New home for the fastening elements of the EJOT GmbH & Co. KG

The order for the reorganization of the logistics processes in Bad Berleburg has gone to the general contractor BSS Bohnenberg GmbH. After the reconstruction of the logistic center in Bad Laasphe it is now the second system BSS realizes for EJOT. Constructed will be a fully automated small part warehouse with adjoining picking and shipping area.

"The concept and the execution of our first common project with BSS were so successful that we have decided that also the new project "logistics center industry” in Bad Berleburg goes to BSS,” says Markus Rathmann, Head of Supply Chain Management of the EJOT Group.

The previous internal material flow no longer corresponded to the best available technology and would not keep pace with the growing demands.

With technical and functional support from BSS it will be build a 54 m long, 13 m wide and 14 m high automatic storage system for containers and trays. For the storage with four lanes and about 69 000 locations BSS provides four double-deep automatic stacker cranes.

An extensive conveyor system connecting the storage with inbound, picking and shipping area.

The production startup is at the end of 2014.


BSS sponsors handball youth

The C1-handball-youth of HVE Villigst-Ergste.

The C1 handball youth Villigst-Ergste has a new sponsor. BSS and the Handball Association of Schwerte cooperate with immediate effect with each other. Under this partnership, the young players of the C1 youth bear the logo of the general contractor for automated logistics systems on their jerseys.

In the game against the JSG Eiserfeld-Dielfen from Siegen on 14.09.13 the new jerseys were used for the first time. Inspired by the new team clothing the players of the C1-handball youth were able to win the game 23:14.

The HVE Villigst-Ergste stands for team playing, dynamics and competition. It provides children, youth and seniors authentic sports, qualified coaches in all age ranges, training in halls with very good training facilities, professional organization and a family atmosphere.


Unilever expands logistic center with BSS

The existing Unilever logistic center in Buxtehude is extended until the end of 2013. BSS was awarded to implement the intended changes in to reality.

Already in the spring of 2007, Unilever decided to award the planning and implementation of the central warehouse for raw materials and finished goods in Buxtehude to the BSS Materialflussgruppe. The heart of the storage system is the 18 m high and 100 m long pallet high bay warehouse. With approximately 10 000 pallet locations it provides space for the storage of 3000 various raw and 500 packaging materials for the production of personal care products as well as finished goods.

After previous extensions BSS has now been commissioned to provide the complete logistics facility for the new central palletizing and the automatic supply of the production lines.

Although the existing pallet conveyor system and the material flow computer are extensively extended and BSS delivers a driverless transport system with 10 vehicles for the automatic supply and disposal of the entire production.

The use of the new logistic facility is planned for the end of 2013.


BSS realizes new GDC for Rittal

The Rittal GmbH & Co. KG has charged the BSS Materialflussgruppe as general contractor for the realization of the new Global Distribution Center (GDC) of Haiger.

Characteristic of the new GDC is the variety of the automation solutions. In addition to an automatic pallet high bay warehouse, it has room for a powerful electric pallet conveyor system, a bin shuttle system and an extensive pallet and bin conveyor system with a total of 18 integrated order picking places as well as  pallet strapper, winders and labeler.

Rittal with its headquarters in Herborn is a world leading system supplier for enclosures, power distribution, climate control, IT infrastructure as well as software & services. Founded in 1961, the company is now worldwide represent with 11 production sites, 64 subsidiaries and 40 agencies. Rittal has decided in favor for the new GDC to cope the growing grade of demands for availability, throughput and service.

In the future, the GDC make sure the supply of currently 64 subsidiaries, 7 sales and logistics center in Germany, more than 40 international representative offices and 10 production facilities.

BSS implemented in this project, a fully automated high bay warehouse with eight lanes. The 32 m high and 102 m long warehouse has a storage capacity of about 21 000 pallets. It is built as a silo and is directly adjacent to the existing building. The warehouse is operated by eight automated stacker cranes for the single-deep storage.

In the new shuttle system for containers approximately 24 000 parking spaces will be created. It is designed for maximum performance and high storage density in a confined space.

As a link between the goods receipt, picking and goods issue acts the powered pallet conveyor system with their 12 vehicles.

Construction of the logistics is at the end of october 2013, completion is planned for autumn 2014.

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