400 square meters of new storage space
de Man expands headquarters in Borgholzhausen: Growth needs space - this also applies to automation specialist de Man Automation + Service GmbH & Co. KG. The general contractor recently acquired a plot of land and an existing hall directly adjacent to his company headquarters in Borgholzhausen in North Rhine-Westphalia. After a few renovations and refurbishments, the building now offers space for the newly structured de Man warehouse on around 400 square meters. And the customers also benefit: Thanks to the additional space, even more spare parts can be stored and can therefore be delivered to the place of use faster if necessary.
Steel profiles and rollers, motors, cables, sensors, light barriers and other safety technology, countless screws and other small parts - in plant engineering, not only is sufficient material required for the current projects, at the same time, sufficient spare parts for systems that have already been delivered must always be kept in stock. de Man's new robot systems, all of which are pre-assembled in Borgholzhausen, also take up a large footprint. As the order volume increased, the existing production hall became too small. For this reason, de Man built an additional level as a storage area in the hall some time ago. But this too soon reached its limits. It is therefore no wonder that the company agreed directly when the property, including the commercial building, next to the company headquarters was for sale. Together with the administrative wing, de Man's premises now include three buildings plus outdoor facilities such as employee parking spaces etc.
New structure for more efficiency
The move of the warehouse was the reason for de Man to rethink the entire warehouse concept, to inventory and reorganize the stock. The new warehouse now not only offers more space for consumables and spare parts, but also more overview and structure. The delivery of goods was also moved to the new building. These are ideal conditions to be able to produce even more robot systems, conveyor systems and automatic storage systems in the future. The high space requirement also results from the fact that at de Man all work steps are carried out on-site in Borgholzhausen - from consulting and planning a new automation project to the mechanical and electrical engineering construction, the pre-assembly and the wiring of the respective system to the control cabinet construction and the software development. The advantage: All responsible employees are in constant communication with each other, small changes can be implemented directly and tested live on the system. This results in lower error rates, optimized performance, greater flexibility and quicker responsiveness to customer requests.