Saturday 22nd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Going live at Toyota

Welconstruct has won two contracts with Toyota Manufacturing UK to install carton live storage and heavy duty pallet storage systems.

The systems, for the manufacturer’s Auris assembly line and its press and weld facility respectively, will improve space utilisation and aid First In, First Out stock rotation, in line with Toyota’s JIT production method.

Live storage uses live storage beds which are installed within pallet racking frames supported by a universal bracket. Each storage lane ideally contains one product line which is placed on the conveyor and travels by gravity to the picking face and main assembly line.

Heavy duty pallet storage systems meet automotive manufacturer’s requirements for the safe storage of larger car parts including body shapes and bumpers, and complement small parts storage systems.