Gebr. Kemper GmbH + Co. KG, headquartered in Olpe, Germany, has awarded to AMOVA GmbH (www.amova.eu), a subsidiary of SMS group and located in Netphen, Germany, an order worth several million euros.
For the second construction stage of its new Works III, which will accommodate the finishing line, KEMPER selected AMOVA as supplier of the logistics systems including warehouse management system (WMS), driverless transport system with pre-storage area, turnstiles, intermediate storage area, binding and packaging system as well as high-bay store for pallets. With the aid of a logistics study, AMOVA could accompany already the first step of the implementation. The overall concept was developed by a project group from KEMPER in cooperation with AMOVA. The project focused on the material flow of starting and finished material, packaging tasks for a variety of final products as well as on the storage of starting, finished and packaging material.
Particular attention was paid to identifying optimization approaches taking into account economic aspects such as return on investment (ROI) and future-expected increases in production.
Gebr. Kemper GmbH + Co. KG is a more than 150-year-old, family-managed company domiciled in Olpe, Germany. 780 employees of totally almost 1,000 worldwide are working at the Olpe location. From the three product groups (gunmetal castings and building technology as well as copper and copper-alloy rolled products), it is the rolling mill that will be expanded by the so-called Works III. This is the place for tailoring copper strips with thicknesses between 0.1 and three millimeters to be used in many consumer goods, for instance in the automotive industry, the electronic entertainment sector or in household appliances.
AMOVA GmbH located in Netphen, Germany, also known under the names SMS Logistiksysteme or SIEMAG Transplan from history, has been a specialist in satisfying logistic demands in the metallurgical and rolling mill industry for more than 60 years. The portfolio further includes fully automated solutions meeting the most diverse requirements with respect to packaging for internal and external transportation.
AMOVA has been successful in translating the knowledge of these demands into other industrial sectors. In cooperation with its partner UNITECHNIK, located in Wiehl, Germany, AMOVA supplies fully automated air cargo terminals under the brand name ACUNIS. The rising freight volume worldwide calls for innovative solutions in the transport and storage of all kinds of goods. Last year, Africa‘s largest air cargo terminal was opened in Ethiopia. Erection and commissioning of the follow-up facility in Kenia started in May 2018.
Another field AMOVA has become a specialist in is high-bay stores for containers. Sea containers of different sizes are carried to fully automated high-bay stores where they are kept in space- and time-saving arrangement until repackaging or reloading (by ship, rail or road).
SMS group is a group of companies internationally active in plant construction and mechanical engineering for the steel and nonferrous metals industry. It has some 13,500 employees who generate worldwide sales of more than EUR 3 billion. The sole owner of the holding company SMS GmbH is the Familie Weiss Foundation.