Intralogistics automation specialist, Cimcorp, has secured the biggest order in its history from Chinese tire manufacturer, Qingdao Sentury Tire Co Ltd, for a turnkey material handling solution at its new factory in Thailand.
The order, worth nearly 30 million euros, is for a fully automated handling system based on Cimcorp’s Dream Factory solution and will cover the handling of PCR (passenger car radial) green tires from the tire-building machines to the curing presses, as well as finished tire sorting, palletizing, warehousing and shipping. The system will become operational in stages during 2015 and 2016.
About Qingdao Sentury Tire Co Ltd
Sentury Tire is ranked among the top 75 tire companies in the world. Sentury’s two consumer brands, Landsail and Delinte, include a full range of summer and winter tires for passenger cars, ultra high performance vehicles, SUVs, CUVs, light trucks and off-road vehicles. In addition to PCR tires, Sentury also manufactures aircraft tires. The company’s global sales network extends to more than 150 countries across North America, South and Central America, Europe, Africa, Oceania and Asia.
Cimcorp Group – part of Murata Machinery, Ltd. (Muratec) – is a leading global supplier of turnkey automation for intralogistics, using advanced robotics and software technologies. As well as being a manufacturer and integrator of pioneering material handling systems for the tire industry, Cimcorp has developed unique robotic solutions for order fulfillment and storage that are being used in the food & beverage, retail, e-commerce, FMCG and postal services sectors. With locations in Finland and Canada, the group has around 300 employees and has delivered over 2000 logistics automation solutions. Designed to reduce operating costs, ensure traceability and improve efficiency, these systems are used within manufacturing and distribution centers in 40 countries across five continents.
Read press release from Cimcorp here