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MATERIALS HANDLING

BESPOKE AUTOMOTIVE MATERIALS HANDLING BY INDUSTRY EXPERTS

Contechs are skilled and experienced in all aspects of materials handling design and provide the manufacturing of high and low volume solutions.

 

Contechs Materials Handling provides innovative designs and low cost manufacture to provide a complete, cost effective solution for your logistical requirements. 

Contechs  calculates logistic parameters and provides management of the total project by producing CAD designs from component data. Contechs also manufactures and tests prototypes as well as volume parts. Rack fleets can be provided on a lease or rental option and can include full maintenance for the life of the product. 

Contechs have experience in producing shipping racks and in plant handling solutions for Body panels, Trim panels, Power train and Chassis components. All aspects of the logistical route are simulated including rack utilisation, loading and unloading feasibility, in plant parameters, safety and ergonomics.

DESIGN & MANUFACTURE

FULL SERVICE DELIVERY

Contechs Materials Handling provides high-end, solution-based managed services to its clients. With the benefit of extensive experience in system design and manufacturing, working with clients from the earliest planning stage. Making full use of CAD, Contechs produces bespoke products tailored to the components and assemblies being transported, with matched logistics requirements.

 

The service extends to the development of prototype racks for design verification, testing and client approval prior to the start of volume manufacture.

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

Contechs assures efficient, co-ordinated program management using the OEM development systems used by the industry to deliver vehicle programs. 

The company is also experienced in supporting vehicle production launches and will undertake regular plant visits to discuss issues with clients and ensure rack fleets are successfully introduced and operated.

DESIGN & ENGINEERING

Contechs Design team utilise Catia, Process Simulate, Autocad & Factory Cad to provide a complete Design service.


Contechs use of CAD data on the components and assemblies to be transported in its handling systems, ensuring part quality throughout the process.

 

This includes optimising the number of parts that can be carried and incorporating ergonomic operations and flat-folding of empty racks for easier storage and transportation when empty

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MANUFACTURING & SUPPLY

Contechs have experience in producing shipping racks and in plant handling solutions for body panels, Trim panels, Power train and Chassis components. All aspects of the logistical route are studied including rack utilisation, Truck utilisation, Loading and unloading feasibility, in plant parameters, safety and ergonomics. 

Contechs supplies the right solution for the component and its logistical requirements by providing special steel racks or standard plastic containers which can include polyurethane mouldings, vacuum formed trays, textile or profiled foam internal dunnage to ensure that your product arrives at its destination in an unmarked condition. 

Contechs offers a range of special and standard pallets at competitive rates via our manufacturing partners in Eastern Europe and Asia.

Standard Containers

In-Plant Solutions

Shipping Containers

 
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IN-PLANT SOLUTIONS

CASE STUDY: LINE-SIDE DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR FORD

  • Provide Sequence Line-side delivery system for Ford Craiova Plant PTA 

  • PTA to be a Fork Lift Free operation 

  • Components to loaded/unloaded in an Ergonomic fashion. 

  • Bespoke design to suit specific requirements 

  • On Site reviews and liaison 

  • Delivery systems for Chassis, Power Train, Glass, Hard and Soft trim components 

  • Contechs Single Point of Contact for whole project 

  • Pre-selected project partners in The UK and Mainland Europe 

  • CAD interaction with Plant layout 

  • Design and manufacture of assembly fixtures and loading tools

Contechs Deliverables: Project Management & Planning, CAD Design, Ergo Studies, Certification, Plant Liaison, Maintenance Schedules

Project duration: 12 months - Project Cost: £600,000

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SHIPPING SYSTEMS

CASE STUDY: SHIPPING STILLAGE PROGRAMME

  • ​Pack Density, truck utilisation and folding racks for return as priorities 

  • Shipping racks for Chassis, Power Train, Trim and Body panels 

  • Components to loaded/unloaded in an Ergonomic fashion 

  • Bespoke design to suit specific requirements 

  • On Site reviews and liaison 

  • Contechs Single Point of Contact for the whole project 

  • Pre-selected project partners in The UK, Mainland Europe and Eastern Europe 

  • CAD interaction with Plant and Supplier 

  • Design and manufacture of Manufacturing fixtures

Contechs Deliverables: Project Management & Planning, CAD Design, Ergo Studies, Certification, Plant Liaison, Maintenance Schedules

Project duration: 9 months - Project Cost: £700,000

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FACTORY LAYOUT

Contechs utilise factory CAD software & extensive experience in plant layout to provide a complete factory design service. 

 

Contechs knowledge of factory flow, market place picking areas, sequencing and kitting areas all combined with experience in calculating all plant movements, manpower and required equipment to achieve a lean production facility

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KITTING

To meet the challenges of increasing numbers of vehicle variants being produced on a single production line, Contechs designs and manufactures bespoke kitting systems that carry components specific to each vehicle as they move through the assembly process.

 

Contechs have experience in designing kitting boxes in EPP, Polypropylene, Correx and steel, And kitting bags in PVC & Leather to suit customer requirements.

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BESPOKE DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING 

Contechs provides an unlimited selection of bespoke products to suit your requirements. These include design and manufacture of: 

Steel Fabrication, Powder Coating, Plastic Forming, Plastic injection moulded parts, EPP, Fabrics, Moulded foam, Water cut foam, Timber construction, Polypropylene formed & welded units.

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POLYURETHANE MOULDING

VAC FORMED TRAY

PLYWOOD PIGEON HOLE SYSTEM

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CYCLE RACKING

SPECIALIST MACHINING

EPP TRAY WITH VAC FORMED PLASTIC BASE