ThyssenKrupp AG is a German multinational corporation made up of 670 companies worldwide and is one of the largest steel producers on the planet.
The company also produces components and systems for the automotive industry, for elevators, escalators and other industrial services.
The ThyssenKrupp production unit located in Campo Limpo Paulista, São Paulo, is one of the largest factories of molded and forged parts for the automotive market. Here we manufacture crankshafts, connecting rods and other components that meet almost all the needs of the Brazilian industry and are also exported to other countries.
Production continues 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and the Warehouse Department must provide all spare parts. The ThyssenKrupp spare parts warehouse occupied an area of 350 m2 with traditional shelves and plastic crates to contain the spare parts, which caused rather long order preparation times and largely underutilized the space.
With the use of 2 Modula vertical warehouses, it was possible to concentrate the same material in a 60m2 space, optimizing the response times of the warehouse's internal users, with a significant reduction in picking times and with a clear improvement in the control of inventory.
Thanks to the excellent performance of Modula Lift in the Brazilian branch, Thyssen also wanted a similar solution for the new plants at the Nanjing headquarters in China.
The main function required of Modula Lift was the storage of spare parts in a clean and protected way so that it was possible to continue to meet the high standards of quality and safety.
Modula Lift made it possible to store electrical components, screws and bolts, inserts, joints, ball bearings and valves, in a closed and compact vertical warehouse controlled by the company's ERP system.
With the addition of separators and dividers, the drawers were easily divided into numerous small, clean and tidy compartments and the goal achieved!