Midwestern U.S. retailer adds Egemin hybrid & tugger vehicles to AGV fleet

Midwest retail company to increase total hybrid AGV count from 27 to 40, with a total vehicle count across the midwest facilities increasing to 56.

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

The discount retail giant based in the midwest currently uses several types of Egemin AGVs throughout its 8 facilities. Joining the existing hybrids, fork, and tugger AGVs are 13 new hybrid AGVs in a similar design to the current hybrids in the fleet and 4 new 35k tuggers. The retailer’s AGVs perform a variety of functions such as cross-docking, cement transport, and goods transport. These new vehicles will support a new facility currently being completed. The tuggers will eventually replace older tugger AGVs.
The Hybrids boast a 4050 lbs load capacity with a maxiumum lift height of 172”. They also have tilting and side-shifting masts with a total tilt range of 8° and a total side shift range of 200mm. The Tuggers have a maximum tow capacity of 35,000 pounds, putting them at the middle of the range of Egemin’s tugger offerings. The vehicles will be integrated into existing systems in 2016.
Egemin Automation Inc. (http://www.egeminusa.com) is the leading manufacturer of AGVs, Warehouse Management Systems, and Integrated Material Handling Systems since 1976.
Egemin Automation designs, integrates and maintains automated material handling solutions to improve the intralogistics processes in warehouses, production, and distribution. Egemin Automation offers standard and tailor-made automation solutions that enable its customers to remain one step ahead of the competition. Egemin’s target markets are distribution and logistics, pharmaceuticals, the food & beverage industry, and production. We offer advanced solutions including automated warehouse and distribution systems, automated guided vehicles and in-floor chain conveyors. Our core activities include logistics advice, turnkey project execution, and life cycle services through the entire life cycle of installations. Egemin Group Inc., a subsidiary of Egemin NV, is based in Holland, MI, and covers all of North America with its offices throughout the continent. Egemin Group Inc. comprises Egemin Automation Inc. in Michigan and Retrotech, Inc. in New York, Michigan, and Illinois. Egemin Automation is headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium and also has offices located throughout Europe and Asia, along with partners in other areas, and employs approximately 500 people worldwide.
Since August 2015, Egemin Automation has been part of the KION Group, one of the leading global players in intralogistics. The KION Group—comprising the seven brands of Linde, STILL, Fenwick, OM STILL, Baoli, Voltas, and Egemin Automation—is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Western and Eastern Europe, the global number two in the industry, and the leading domestic supplier in China. The KION Group is headquartered in Wiesbaden, Germany, and is present in more than 100 countries. In 2014, it employed almost 23,000 people and generated revenue of around €4.7 billion. In 2016, Egemin Group Inc. acquired Retrotech, Inc., a system integrator and AS/RS specialist based in Rochester, NY.
Contact Egemin Automation Inc. Jess Schmidt, Marketing Communications Specialist 11818 James St. Holland, MI 49424 616 393 0101 pr@egeminusa.com www.egeminusa.com