Keeping the Automotive supply chain flowing and feeding the lines

The automotive industry is at the forefront of innovation. Is your operation equipped to manage relentless change?

Automotive Industry Insights

Over 95%

Of new car sales are expected
to be electric by 2030

37.5 %

Reduction of CO2 emission for cars in 2030

80 million

Reduction of European vehicle
inventory in 2030

Turn Your Biggest Headaches Into Opportunities

Your operation faces major hurdles with one of the most complex supply chains in the world.

Increasing importance on health & safety and quality

Safe operations is paramount across all stages of the automotive industry supply chain.

How can you help increase safety and reduce incidents?

  • Delivering kits just in time & just in sequence to reduce line side operator errors.

  • Adopt the ‘Milk Run’ concept and deliver kits faster.

  • Reduce unnecessary stock build up at assembly lines.

Driverless tow tractor & tugger train systems for production lines secure faster, flexible, precision-timed deliveries and contributes to improving quality.


Push for greater sustainability efforts

Automotive manufacturers are early adopters of technology, and more efficient, greener power options are always on the top of their innovation list.

The need for reliable cost efficient clean energy is of top priority

  • Maximize sustainability through alternative power sources in your lift trucks

  • Enhance useful battery life with less recharging time

  • Eliminate robust and costly battery change infrastructures

Lithium ion batteries have longer useful life, reduced recharging time, energy consumption, and recycling waste.

Lithium-ion trucks

Fleet optimisation & operational efficiency

Ensuring the fleet is right for the operation is of great importance across the automotive supply chain.     

The right truck type, size and mix optimise operation efficiency and minimise TCO

  • Reduce maintenance disruptions and operational downtime
  • Establish appropriate maintenance plan and reduce unnecessary costs
  • Extend useful life of your equipment and optimise productivity

Fleet management program can help right-size lift truck fleet, establish appropriate maintenance plan and help extend useful life of equipment.


Just-In-Time and Just-In-Sequence operations

Smooth flow of production in automotive industry requires precise handling of materials at the right time and in sequence.

Optimise your workflow through a reliable and independent means of materials handling.

  • Manage long run times to retrieve and deliver parts   . 
  • Overcome potential downtime & quality issues.
  • Meeting time pressured supply of demand.

Seated tow tractor is ideal for indoor/outdoor applications where long travel distances are needed.


Space utilisation

Space saving and increased shop floor utilisation are common themes in automotive manufacturing environments.

How can you move faster in limited space while reducing storage footprint?  

  • Compact turning radius trucks ideal for confined areas
  • Reduce inventory of parts and semi-finished products
  • Optimal stock at assembly lines

Agile electric trucks ,tow tractors and tugger train systems deliver high productivity in constrained areas.



Excel with game changing solutions

Maximise production capabilities with tough solutions that deliver.

Proven Approaches

Demonstrated to achieve results

Innovations designed to help increase operational efficiency and achieve next level performance.

Alternative fuel: which is right for you?

By understanding the various new technologies and their strengths and weaknesses, you can analyse your operations and the best potential solutions for your material handling needs.

There are a number of alternate power solutions to address the needs for greater fuel efficiency and increased environmental stewardship. In some cases, technology is needed to meet governmental regulations on emissions

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Logistics Trains Supporting Just-In-Time Manufacturing

To help support Just-in-Time manufacturing applications, Hyster® has launched a flexible, modular Tugger Train system. 

Towed by the tough Hyster® LO5.0T & LO7.0T Tow Tractors, this enables loads to be transported efficiently to and from the manufacturing line using a choice of different trollies.

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Offering variety of solutions to support the increase in capacity

Agility is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics. It is a publicly traded company with more than $4.3 billion in revenue and more than 22,000 employees in over 500 offices across 100 countries. 

In Germany, the company organises the collection of auto parts from suppliers across Europe before consolidating deliveries at its modern logistics facility in Stuttgart. From here, goods are shipped overseas on-demand. 

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Specially engineered solutions to reach to the full height of warehouse

Brock produces, distributes and transports automotive wheel rims. It operates 4 shifts per day, 7 days a week for 50 weeks of the year, and produces 750,000 wheel rims annually.

The Weilerswist operation houses the management, sales and shipping departments, the development centre and the new logistic centre and warehouse, which has the capacity to stock 700,000 wheel rims.

Brock also manages the logistics for a number of other companies.

Brock Alloy Wheels Case Study

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