Continental Barum

YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION 2016 | OTROKOVICE/CZECH REPUBLIC

Today’s Continental subsidiary was founded in 1945 as the result of a merger of the Czechoslovakian shoe and tire manufacturers Bat’a, Rubena and Mitas. In 1972, Barum was relocated from Zlín to a newly established factory in close-by Otrokovice. In 1993, the company was taken over by Continental AG, today one of the largest automotive suppliers in the world with around 178,000 employees in 49 countries. Largest tire manufacturer in the German corporation measured on the production volume: Otrokovice. 4,771 employees manufacture more than 22 million tires annually. The largest share consists of tires for passenger cars for renowned brands such as Continental, Barum and Uniroyal.

PROJECT OUTLINE

HIGH-BAY WAREHOUSE

  • In-house construction
  • Galvanized steel rack
  • Single-deep single-lot storage for tires
  • Temperature range: +5°C to + 40°C

STACKER CRANES

  • Aisle-bound design, two-mast structure
  • Driving speed: 240 m/min
  • Driving acceleration: 1.75 m/s²
  • Lifting speed: 60 m/min
  • Lifting acceleration: 1.0 m/s²

CONVEYOR SYSTEM

  • Production-site storage conveyor
  • Discharge conveyor for manual respectively for automatic palletizing
  • Scanner for tire identification
  • Palletizing robots for tire sizes from 16” to 24”

SOFTWARE

  • Warehouse control and management system
  • Visualization via WinCC
  • Interface to MCAT (Continental’s production planning system)
  • Special storage and retrieval strategies for optimization of the storage performance

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