DRÄXLMAIER successfully opened a new plant with automated storage solutions designed by 4flow and DRÄXLMAIER in Shenyang, China – launching DRÄXLMAIER into the future of digital warehousing.
Flexible automation solutions for improved efficiency and lower costs
DRÄXLMAIER is a leading automotive supplier that provides complex wiring harness systems, central electrical and electronic components, and premium interiors, as well as battery systems for electromobility. The combination of the core competences in interiors, electrical and battery systems makes DRÄXLMAIER unique in the industry – a niche that has brought the business considerable success.
To meet growing customer demand and continue growing its business, DRÄXLMAIER sought automation solutions for its new plant in Shenyang, China. Specifically, DRÄXLMAIER aimed to improve storage density, reduce operational error rates and achieve cost savings while maintaining its existing production team. The automotive supplier chose 4flow as its automation partner based on 4flow’s end-to-end approach to optimization projects and years of digitization and warehouse automation expertise.
Implementing automation for digital warehousing
The project introduced a flexible automation solution that can handle fluctuating demand – including future demand increases – and improved space utilization by 30%, so DRÄXLMAIER is set up for future growth. These automation solutions reduced operational expenditures and provided an ROI of less than 3 years. As an additional benefit, automated warehousing reduces carbon emissions, helping DRÄXLMAIER reduce its overall carbon footprint.