Baustoffwerke Havelland: Berlin, Germany
Backbone of production
12 solid hours of operation every day, 230 days per year, up to 5 tonnes per cycle and incredibly important for production: Baustoffwerke Havelland is a producer of building materials and, since March 2017, dependent on the Yale GDP120DC Heavy Duty Forklift Truck supplied by Yale dealership MF Gabelstapler Service GmbH. Baustoffwerke Havelland is located north-west of Berlin where it produces bricks for the building industry.
The company supplies a modular kit for the building industry. Architects send CAD data directly to the sand-lime brick manufacturer, who then produces the precision “plane-elements” ready to be assembled at the building site. Although this makes things much easier for the builder, it is a tough challenge for the producer: the plane-elements come in various sizes and widths of up to one metre. Because they are sold by the piece, palletising makes no sense: a forklift truck is required at the end of the plane-element production line. The truck grabs up to 20 elements with a total weight of up to 5 tonnes and transports the package to the company’s outdoor storage area. When it’s time for delivery to the site, the forklift picks up the specified items and places them on a lorry – round the clock, 230 days a year.
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