Many facilities today struggle with the need to effectively store their growing inventory but lack the space to do so. These items are often very important to their production processes and needed to be easily accessible to staff.
How Hanel Can Help:
Hanel can offer a first-class, high-tech vertical storage system providing efficient storage organization and material handling that is cost effective, time saving, and a solution for maximizing floor space.
Hanel’s systems have made a great impact on many companies and their facilities. We worked with Hanel to provide some of these examples where vertical storage solutions assisted their processes!
DIRTT Environmental Solutions – Hanel Lean-Lift® Minimizes Errors and Mix Ups
DIRTT Environmental Solutions based out of Phoenix, Arizona is a company which specializes in prefab construction of interior spaces. They needed a solution to maximize their storage while also freeing up valuable floor-space.
The Ultra-compact storage in the Hanel Lean-Lift frees up this floor space for production processes. This is used for the height optimized storage of hardware, bolts, brackets, and other similar items in their facility.
Employees at DIRTT Environmental Solutions use a barcode scanner and the Hanel MP controller for the picking process. A Pick-o-Light then shines down on the requested item for easy identification.
This process helps with minimizing human error and issues involving mix-ups. DIRTT had been so satisfied with the system in their headquarters in Calgary, Canada, that they decided to put another system in their Phoenix facility!
Stiles Machinery, Inc. – Hanel Lean-Lifts Provide Much Needed Parts Storage
Stiles Machinery Inc. in Grand Rapids, Michigan is the distributor in North America for the HOMAG Group. The company provides spare parts for CNC systems used to process wood, plastic, non-ferrous metals and composites.
Stiles has a volume of more than 50,000 orders per year and a stock inventory valued at $40 million or more. Therefore, the company places a high demand on its warehousing and order picking operations.
Their demands were easily fulfilled by the company’s new Hanel Lean-Lifts, which store up to 75% of all spare parts required!
With the management software and synchronization with the ERP system, more than 300 orders can be processed for delivery every day!
#1 Cochran Automotive – Hanel Lean-Lift and Rotomat Offer Alternative to New Construction
#1 Cochran Automotive is the leading automotive retailer in Western Pennsylvania, and one of the top private dealer groups in the United States.
#1 Cochran’s Monroeville, PA Buick GMC dealership and their Robinson Township location needed even more service bays to support customer demand, along with wanting to add a premium customer service, such as an automated car wash. In order to not pay for new construction, but still make the necessary room, the company installed a Hanel Lean-Lift VLM and Rotomat vertical carousel.
Conveniently, there had been an unused corner where the machine was placed with easy access from all service bays. This allowed them to consolidate a large storage room full of shelves into just two storage units!
The Lean-Lift and Rotomat systems have provided faster and more convenient access to parts now that the items are brought directly to the user.
GEM Products – Hanel Lean-Lift Optimizes Shipping Process
For over 50 years GEM Products has been one of the leading providers of marine and boating equipment made of stainless steel. Located at their Jacksonville, FL facility the company ships products to customers throughout the USA.
One of Hanel’s high-speed Lean-Lifts was installed in their new complex to optimize the shipping process. This solution ensures maximum storage capacity is available within an efficiently small footprint of the facility.
With barrel bolts, steel latches and pipe brackets, the Lean-Lift is saving enormous amounts of floor space for GEM Products.
The Lean-Lift system works with the touch of a button that retrieves the item and brings it to the access point. It is easy to say, once again Hanel has proven modern and automated storage systems can effectively reduce costs and boost the customers satisfaction!