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.


BSS is building a fully automatic high-bay storage system for pet food

The Ospelt Group with registered office in the Principality of Liechtenstein is a steadily growing family business. Over five decades, the Ospelt Group has transformed itself from a small butcher’s shop to an international group producing meat and sausage products on a larger scale.

The “Ospelt Petfood Anstalt”, a subsidiary company of the Ospelt Group, is producing high-quality animal nutrition for cats and dogs. The state-of-the-art plant has been founded 2012 and is manufacturing high-grade premium pet food made of fine ingredients and using balanced receipts.

Due to the success of the company and its rising turnover, the need for storage space and for optimized warehouse logistics was increasing. At the end of the year 2015, BSS Bohnenberg GmbH with headquarter in Solingen convinced with its logistics concept and has been awarded with the construction of a fully automated warehouse system.

BSS delivers a two-aisle automated warehouse in silo-construction for double deep storage of euro pallets and industrial pallets with finished products, the steel stairs and platforms, two stacker cranes for pallet handling and a complex conveyor technology with connection to the production area. BSS as general contractor also delivers the complete automation technology including visualization and the interface between PLC and SAP.

A part of the euro pallets is used as a load carrier for pairs of half- pallets. After leaving the high-bay warehouse, the half-pallets will be forwarded to a separation station where they will be taken off from the slave-pallet and then transported to the shipping area in pairs with all other pallets via transfer car. The empty slave-pallets will be collected separately and manually transported back to the production area.

The high-bay warehouse and the conveyor technology are designed to enable an extension of the warehouse (up to three aisles more) at any time without a loss of performance or an interruption of the production during the implementation period.

The logistics center will starts operation in the fourth quarter of 2016.


BSS provides a complete picking system for the new logistics center of a major automotive manufacturer in Kleinaitingen (Germany)

A new regional distribution center will be built for BMW at the Lechfeld near Kleinaitingen for the storage of vehicle and motorcycle spare parts on approximately 70 000 m². In future, around 240 people will be employed at this plant.

The BSS Bohnenberg GmbH has been contracted with realization of the conveyor system of the picking area. In an extremely short period BSS will deliver, install and startup more than 1 000 meters conveyor technology connecting the manual racking system, the goods delivery area and the shipping department.

The system runs on three floors and consists of two parallel conveying lines and eight picking stations. The delivery scope of BSS also includes the stage steel construction for the conveyor system and the whole automation technology.

From the middle of the year 2016, the new plant will supply the dealer in southern Germany with spare parts.


BSS is building a new warehouse system for automatic production supply for Ford in Saarlouis

The BSS Bohnenberg GmbH from Solingen is building a new logistics system at the Ford factory in Saarlouis. The Rofa AG has been awarded the contract by Ford and assigned BSS as a member of the ROFA group to plan and build this warehouse.

The  new storage system must achieve the highest availability and redundancy figures possible and have to ensure one hundred percent security of supply reliability. A special feature of the system concept consists in the absence of some conventional sequencer (for example in the form of a lifting beam) for the sequence-specific provision of outgoing goods. The sequencing is performed in the BSS concept on only one level directly on the conveying system. Even in case of a standstill at any time a manually access is possible.

The automated small part storage system including 6 aisles, stacker cranes, steel and stage construction, bin conveyor system and a fire protection system will be handed over this year to Ford. The scope of supply also includes the complete automation technology, and a BSS-L-warehouse management and material flow system with visualization.

The Ford-Werke GmbH is a German automotive company headquartered in Cologne. The company currently has more than 24,000 employees in Cologne and Saarlouis. The Ford location is now the european parent plant for the series Ford Focus and C-MAX / Grand C-MAX. Every day more than 1,700 cars are accomplished. On site around 6,200 employees are working for the plant.


Strong partnership - MLR is new member of the ROFA GROUP

ROFA INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION AG, with its headquarters in Kolbermoor (Germany), has acquired the business shares of MRT Soft GmbH and their subsidiaries MLR System GmbH and MLR Australia Pty Ltd. by November 11, 2015.

MLR is an internationally leading supplier of automated guided vehicle systems (AGV) for material flow systems and intralogistics. The organization with German locations in Ludwigsburg, Alsdorf and Hamburg designs, builds, installs and supports AGV systems as new facilities and also modernize and expands existing systems.

The strength of MLR is based on the development of customized solutions, as well as specialized vehicles such as vehicles with scanning, weighing, or metering functions, outdoor vehicles, four-way or double forklifts. Here, vehicle development, guidance control and software come from a single source. The customer benefits from fast and direct coordination paths, quick reaction times and a maximum flexibility regarding modification requests.

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