Lödige Industries is providing automated storage and buffer systems for BMW Group’s new automobile manufacturing plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The project is designed to be a turnkey solution including all relevant systems like racking, stacker cranes, automation and building services such as ventilation, lighting and firefighting.
Lödige’s solutions are necessary as body shop, paint shop and final assembly are located in separate buildings, all being fed from a central high-bay storage facility. Buildings and storage are connected by two bridges, equipped with conveyors from Lödige. This allows for accurate in-sequence and in-time delivery of car bodies for painting and assembly despite differences in throughput rates. The fully automated central car body storage facility equipped with three stacker cranes can store and retrieve 180 cars an hour with overall space for close to 500 cars.
The use of its versatile intralogistics technology at BMW Group’s latest factory underlines the significance of material-handling solutions by Lödige Industries for modern production processes in the automotive industry. The storage and buffer systems support the automation solutions that the BMW Group facility uses to set new standards in vehicle manufacturing. Furthermore, the automated storage and buffer technologies by Lödige Industries are part of a genuinely sustainable production at the Mexican factory.
Lödige Industries has been delivering material handling solutions to the BMW Group for over 30 years.