Egemin to provide chain conveyor in China

  • December 08, 2014
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December 8, 2014 - Egemin Automation will automate the logistics process of Chinese firm KXTX in Wuhan with an E'tow installation. This Chinese logistics player will become the first Chinese company in the industry with an automated in-floor chain conveyor system. Egemin Automation is responsible at KXTX for both the pre-engineering and the installation and final commissioning on site. The project will be completed in the spring of next year. The chain conveyor system has a total length of 235 metres. It will take care of the automated transport of goods that arrive by truck in KXTX’s new distribution centre in Wuhan. The goods are redistributed from this DC in Wuhan to KXTX’s other DCs all across China. This cross-docking application is new to the Chinese market and with that Egemin takes a further step in its international expansion. With the automation, KXTX wants to respond to the growing demand for just-in-time delivery which they cannot handle with conventional internal transport. The E'tow system allows them to process up to 410 pallets per hour at peak times, a significant increase in the current capacity while maintaining the number of employees.  Moreover, the error margin decreases and the automated transport of goods on the chain conveyor provides a structured overview and a reduced duration of the logistics process. Finally, KXTX expects an overall increase in efficiency and productivity. KXTX placed the order with Belgian company Egemin after they saw the E'tow system in operation at two well-known 3PL providers in Germany. "By choosing a European partner, KXTX expects a higher quality of the system, reliability and professional service," says Dirk Dewulf, General Manager of Egemin Automation Shanghai. "Moreover, we are one of the few companies in the industry that are locally present with our branch in Shanghai. Together with our well-trained Chinese employees, we are confident that we can provide the necessary advice and that we will deliver a successful system to KXTX in Wuhan." About Egemin Automation Egemin Automation supplies automation projects to improve logistics and production processes for industrial companies and public infrastructure. Egemin offers tailor-made solutions so that its customers remain one step ahead of the competition. The target markets for Egemin are distribution and logistics, life sciences, the food industry, oil and gas, paper and print and infrastructure. Egemin approaches the market through its four automation divisions: The Handling Automation division deliver internal logistics and materials handling systems for factories and warehouses. The Life Sciences division is responsible for validation, compliance and automation in the healthcare, pharmaceutical and related industries. Process Automation operates in the food, oil and gas, utility and chemical sectors. The Infra Automation division supplies automation services for the likes of bridges, locks, tunnels, weirs and pumping stations. Consulting & Services provides management advice from well-grounded expertise based on industrial practice. Egemin also provides professional advice, all-in project management and technical support throughout the life of the installations. Egemin operates on a world-wide scale from its headquarters in Antwerp and has offices located in Europe, North America and Asia, along with partners in other areas. The company employs 770 people.

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