Machine manufacturer ENGEL has centralised its spare parts logistics with cargo-partner at its iLogistics Center near Vienna Airport.
The Schwertberg, Austria-headquartered manufacturer of injection moulding machines and parts handling automation has had rapid business growth over the past year, and storage space at its three production facilities in Austria were no longer sufficient to accommodate the high production volumes.
The parts that had previously been stored at ENGEL’s own facilities were moved to the iLogistics Center, and customers will now be supplied with spare parts from this distribution centre, either directly or via intermediary hubs operated by ENGEL.
By transferring its spare parts logistics to a central location in immediate proximity to the airport, ENGEL enables later pick-up by transport providers as well as later order placement by clients.
Shipments arriving from different production facilities can now be consolidated more efficiently, resulting in a more competitive cost structure.
ENGEL Austria vice president customer service division, Harald Wegerer says: “The cargo-partner iLogistics Center came at the right time in exactly the right place for us. In addition to the fortunate location near Vienna Airport, the comprehensive technical equipment and fine-tuned processes were decisive factors for our choice. cargo-partner has fully convinced us with its competence in warehouse logistics and its flexibility in cooperation.”
The machine manufacturer’s main requirements included the storage of small parts, pallets as well as long and heavy goods in a UV-, dust- and dirt-protected environment with constant air humidity.
The requirements for processes and process areas were assessed over the scope of several planning workshops as procedures require separate areas for goods receipt and acceptance, picking and packing, outgoing goods and dispatch as well as quality control by ENGEL engineers.
cargo-partner adapted the warehouse layout based on these standards and provided the required technical equipment, while a specially assembled team of cargo-partner employees was specifically trained by ENGEL for the required processes.