Cimcorp has secured a significant order from Chinese tire manufacturer Qingdao Sentury Tire for a turnkey material handling solution at its new facility located in Thailand.
Worth nearly €30 million, this is the largest order in the history of the Finnish intralogistics automation specialist.
Based on Cimcorp’s advanced Dream Factory concept, the fully automated handling system will cover the handling of PCR green tires from the tire-building machines to the curing presses, as well as finished tire sorting, palletizing, warehousing, and shipping.
Sentury Tire chose Cimcorp as partner based on earlier, successful cooperation between the two companies: Cimcorp recently supplied the automated handling systems for Sentury Tire’s Qingdao plant in China.
”We want to build a modern tire plant with the latest automation technologies to ensure high product quality and productivity,” said Qin Long, President and CEO of Qingdao Sentury Tire. ”Our experiences from the first project with Cimcorp convinced us that they can be a competent and reliable partner for us in the Thailand project as well.”
The system will become operational in stages during 2015 and 2016.
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