Productivity increasedInvestment in logistics at Windor Fensterwerk GmbH also reduces strain on staff members
Windor Fensterwerk GmbH based in Bleicheröde (Thuringia) is glad about their 15% increase in productivity. Managing director Wolfgang Trinczek invested in the last few months one million Euros in a hall extension and in logistics optimization.
“It was of utmost importance for us to optimize the element handling and to reduce at the same time the physical strain on our staff members. Both tasks had been perfectly accomplished” comments Trinczek.
Special feature: For optimizing their frame destacking, Trinczek made his choice for a partly automated solution with hydraulic and lifting devices.
Frame buffer, destacking shelf ASR as well as glass shelf GLR for a perfect window pane logistics were supplied by Urban again. Already in 2011, Windor in Bleicherode had restored their complete manufacture which was upgraded with Urban equipment.
The production hall had to be extended to optimize thelogistics processes. This was materialized by means of an extension of around 500 m².
“With the new logistics concept we succeeded in optimizing the processes ensuring that each staff member can do his/her job independently in the field of frame and sash machining without having to wait for the colleague’s transfer. That’s the way how the manufacturing process was speeded-up considerably” says Trinczek.
Windor Fensterwerk GmbH produces more than 100.000 window units and front doors made of PVC and aluminium per year. The company serves around 350 active customers and distributes their products exclusively via specialized trade firms.