Vestas Wind Systems is the world’s largest manufacturer of Windpower. The company has production facilities worldwide and employs more than 20,000 employees. In Hammel, Denmark, control cabinets for wind turbines are manufactured. When Vestas in 2008 decided to automate storage and picking of components for production, they chose EWMS and AutoStore from Element Logic.
Demanding solutiuon requirements
There were strict requirements for the selection of system and supplier, and the tender process was led by one of the leading logistic consulting companies in Denmark. Functionality, capacity, price, performance, working environment, opportunities for expansion, serviceability and reliability were some of the assessment criteria. In competition with other Miniload and automated solutions, Vestas chose Element Logic as a solution with AutoStore and EWMS.
80% of picking on 8.5% of floor space
AutoStore occupies only a small portion of floor space, and allowed Vestas to retain a large amount of pallet racking. With EWMS, they are guaranteed an efficient and qualitative kanban-based supply from AutoStore to the production.