“Smart Packaging” producer chooses Egemin’s E’gv® Compact Counterbalance Fork

Smart packing manufacturer will utilize E’gv®s for finished goods material handling.

Thursday, May 19, 2016


HOLLAND, MI—A plastic packaging manufacturer of “Smart Packaging” for healthcare and food products in operation since 1955 has elected to utlize Egemin’s E’gv® Compact Counterbalance Fork vehicles and E’wms® for finished goods material handling.

Egemin Automation was chosen by the Smart Packaging manufacturer because of the labor savings they can attain using E’gv® Compact vehicles, as well as for increased safety in the facility due to using E’gv® Compact vehicles instead of manually driven trucks. Since the complexity of the moves the vehicles will be completing is very low, personnel can complete value-added tasks instead of simple and repetitive material handling moves.

Smart Packaging extends shelf life, can monitor product freshness, and improve product safety, amongst other capabilities—and Egemin’s E’wms® is a perfect match because of the tracking & tracing module. Tracking & Tracing will allow the system to always chose the FIFO product, which reduces waste for the Smart Packaging company and ensures their customers always have the best quality product possible. E’wms®, Egemin’s warehouse mangement system, is customized for storage and location optimization, allowing for the best work flows possible from the E’gv®s. The vehicles will shuttle finished materials from packaging to storage. The vehicles will handle two different pallet types & sizes and move materials in three product areas in the facility. E’wms® will interface with the facility’s SAP system and control storage locations, quality status, vehicle systems, and transports in the facility. Installation of the system will occur in Q3 2016.


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.

Egemin Automation is part of the KION Group, a leading global player in intralogistics solutions. 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 non-domestic supplier in China. The KION Group is headquartered in Wiesbaden, Germany, and is present in more than 100 countries. In 2015, it employed 23,500 people and generated revenue of around €5.1 billion.


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