15/04/2024 | Press release

Rheinmetall’s subsidiary company MS Motorservice International builds new modern high-bay storage at its plant in Neuenstadt

Key facts
  • Rheinmetall builds new high-bay storage at MS Motorservice in Neuenstadt
  • Material-flow will be optimized
  • Transport of pallets between high-bay storage and existing building bridges a road
  • Storage of 300-400 pallets per day, six days a week

MS Motorservice International GmbH, subsidiary of Technology Company Rheinmetall, will build a new and highly modern high-bay storage at its plant in Neuenstadt for the automated storage of Euro-pallets. Equipped with an automated conveyor technology, this is connected to shipment, incoming goods and to an existing narrow-aisles warehouse as well as to a pick-and-test station. In a later phase of the project, the existing narrow-aisles warehouse shall also be modernized.

The investment serves as storage location for shipping. Through this, especially the material flow is to be optimized. The four-aisle high-bay storage area shall be operated in three shifts and it is envisaged to store 300 to 400 pallets per day in the high-bay storage. Concerning the connection to the incoming goods and the shipment, it is foreseen to install an extensive conveying system and six remotely controlled transportation systems (FTS). The transportation of the pallets between the high-bay storage and the existing building will be done over a bridge in the direction of the new building.

The complete material flow will be controlled via the modular based warehouse management system Kardex Control Center. Prior before incoming goods entering the high-bay storage, all pallets will be clearly labelled with an identification number. Subsequently, the further-on warehouse management can be planned and centrally organized. The operational phase is foreseen to start in the first quarter of 2025. The project is mutually conducted by Kardex MLog and project partner Safelog.

The Motorservice Group, being a distribution organization for worldwide After-Market-Activities, is a leading supplier of engine components for the free spare-parts market. With the premium brands Kolbenschmidt, Pierburg, TRW Engine Components as well as the brands BF and Turbo by Intec, Motorservice offers its customers in trade and repair shops a variety and large product range in outstanding quality. Further information available at www.ms-motorservice.com.

Kardex Mlog, based at Neuenstadt am Kocher, is part of the Kardex-Group and one of the leading providers for integrated material-flow and high-bay storage systems. The company can look back on more than 50 years of experience in planning, realization and maintenance of fully automatic logistics solutions. The three branches, new systems, modernization and customer service rely on its on manufacturing in Neuenstadt.


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