Egemin News: Hoisting at Crop's | Kubota orders E'tow® system | 44-metre-high warehouse for Agristo | KION acquires Egemin | Continental optimizes logistics with Egemin AGVs | KXTX opens new distribution hub
 

 
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Hoisting of 39-metre-high cranes at Crop’s

Thu 04 Jun 2015

Egemin Automation has hoisted the five automated stacker cranes in the new deepfreeze warehouse of frozen foods producer Crop’s in Ooigem, West Flanders. The new high-bay warehouse is being built next to the existing freezer warehouse and production plant. The investment in the expansion of the site must support Crop’s growth plans in the coming years. Crop's new warehouse will become operational early 2016.

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Kubota Europe orders E’tow® system for tractor assembly

Mon 01 Jun 2015

Kubota Europe, subsidiary of Kubota Europe, the Japanese manufacturer of tractors, mini-excavators, riding mowers and motors, has placed an order with Egemin for an E’tow® chain conveyor system. Kubota operates a 18,000 m² production hub in Cavaillon to assemble the tractors included options for all Kubota tractors, which are distributed in France and Italy. Until now it has been using a assembly line with fixed assembly areas.

The E’tow® transport system, which is a driven chain embedded via a rail into the floor, will automatically transport Kubota tractors at constant speed through the 9 workstations on specially designed carriers.

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44-metre-high deep-freeze warehouse for Agristo

Tue 26 May 2015

Egemin Automation will build a new automated deep-freeze warehouse for Belgian producer of frozen French fries Agristo on its production site in Nazareth in East Flanders. The investment needs to support Agristo’s projected growth. The new high-bay warehouse will be 44 metres high and eight AS/RS stacker cranes will be deployed to store frozen French fries.

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KION Group acquires Handling Automation division of automation specialist Egemin Group

Thu 07 May 2015

The KION Group has signed an agreement with the Belgian automation specialist Egemin Group to purchase its Handling Automation division for an enterprise value of approximately € 72 million. Egemin’s Handling Automation division will be managed as an independent company and as the KION Group’s seventh brand under the name Egemin Automation. Egemin's remaining divisions continue together under the name Agidens.

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Integrated transport system with AGVs for Continental

Thu 09 Apr 2015

Continental Automotive in Mechelen was recently awarded the first Factory of the Future Award by Agoria. The manufacturer of electronic braking systems (ABS - ESC) won this prize because of, among other things, the extensive innovative automation of its production plant. Egemin Automation supported Continental in this with an innovative transport system with pallet and tote conveyor systems and AGVs (automated guided vehicles). The system handles the transportation of parts and finished goods between the warehouse and production zone and takes over tasks that otherwise need to be done manually.

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KXTX celebrates official opening of new distribution hub

Fri 20 Mar 2015

Chinese leading logistics provider KXTX has officially opened its new distribution hub in Wuhan. Egemin delivered a high-capacity E’tow® in-floor chain conveyor system for the Wuhan hub, the first in-floor chain conveyor system for a 3PL provider in China. The opening started with a ceremony full of music and speeches. Over 200 people attended the ceremony, among whom also a delegation from Egemin. Congratulations to KXTX for the professional organization of the opening ceremony and good luck with using the E’tow® system.

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