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f+h Intralogistics 4/2016

f+h Intralogistics 4/2016

Transnorm and Sovex –

Transnorm and Sovex – working together to achieve high levels of logistic efficiency RUBRIK CEMAT ASIA PREVIEW China is still one of the most important user markets for the intralogistics sector. A good reason for Transnorm System GmbH, based in Germany, and its subsidiary Sovex, based in England, to further strengthen its activities in the Chinese market. Transnorm and Sovex are thus presenting a wide range of products, modules and solutions at CeMAT Asia, that can be used to load and unload trucks right through to solutions for internal transport, as well as sorting and distributing fragile goods in complex and automated distribution centers while achieving high efficiency levels. China has once again recorded high levels of economic growth for the current year, making it one of the most important national economies. The logistics sector is really benefitting from this thanks to China’s high export rates and the government’s initiative to strengthen the local economy by increasingly investing in the construction of new distribution and parcel sorting centers. This is the only way the requirements of customers and suppliers for timely and correct deliveries in the desired quality can be met. This particularly applies to the booming online trade in China that has an extremely high parcel volume. Intralogistics ensures that processes within the relevant distribution centers are implemented efficiently and plays a crucial role in fulfilling the requirements along the supply chain. This process starts with loading and unloading trucks or containers using telescopic conveyors from Sovex and progresses through to conveying modules and solutions from Transnorm to manage complex and highly automated processes within the logistics center. At CeMAT Asia in Shanghai, both companies from the Transnorm Group will be presenting products and solutions that can be used to efficiently meet the logistic requirements of Chinese and Asian customers from all industrial and commercial sectors. To be able meet We will continue to expand our activities that we launched in China in 2014 and will increase our market share Nathan Niu, Sales Director, China, Transnorm Group customer requirements at all times and further expand its business within Asia, the Transnorm Group has had its own company in Shanghai for several years. Nathan Niu has been appointed the new Sales Director, China. “By further expanding our activities, we are even closer to our customers and are significantly better placed to meet their requirements with our range of technical solutions. In addition, our customers benefit from shorter delivery times, fast spare part supplies as well as an extensive range of service and maintenance options,” explains Niu. f+h Intralogistics 4/2016

Transnorm and Sovex work well together With the increasing automation of distribution and parcel sorting centers, the demand for customer-orientated solutions, that must meet the highest performance and quality requirements, is also rising. The technical solutions provided by the Transnorm Group seamlessly meet the increasingly digitalized requirements of Industry 4.0. Integrators and end customers know Transnorm for its distribution and transportation modules and solutions (Image 01) that meet these exact requirements. Particular highlights include the tried and tested Transnorm belt curves, SmartSort sorter and inclined conveyor belts. The focus is often placed on solutions that are developed in conjunction with customers. Telescopic conveyors from Sovex are a perfect addition to this product range in the loading and unloading sector. An example is the Bendy Boom telescopic conveyor that is setting standards when it comes to ergonomics and flexibility. This product was developed in close collaboration with important customers in the parcel sector and illustrates just how well the corporate philosophies of Sovex and Transnorm work together. Shared customers in the telescopic conveyor sector now also benefit from the global distribution and service network of the Transnorm Group. Niu is convinced that this will have a positive effect on business activities in China. High intralogistics performance standard around the world With its range of services tailored to intralogistic applications, the company is meeting the high requirements relating to quality, reliability and maintainability. This ensures that the increased automation and current trend towards optimally designed and networked supply chains is being taken into account. The innovation of the company is, amongst other things, being driven by the requirements of the continuously growing e-commerce sector, the need for error-free picking and fast preparation of consignments, as well as ensuring energy-efficient plant operation. The special characteristics of Transnorm products include excellent durability and performance, as well as the highly reliable transportation of fragile conveyed goods, containers and cartons. The simple integration of modules and sub-systems ensures plants can be implemented quickly. The product range is perfectly supplemented with loading and unloading modules from Sovex Ltd. that is part of the Transnorm Group. The telescopic conveyors from Sovex are particularly used in parcel sorting and distribution centers and can be extended to a 01 The transport and distribution technology from Transnorm is a key part of sorter supply systems at parcel sorting centers length of up to 15 m to load and unload transporters, trucks, swap trailers and containers. In contrast to purely manual unloading, the conveyors also increase productivity by up to thirty percent. The product portfolio of stationary telescopic conveyors is supplemented by mobile telescopic conveyors that can be combined with mobile roller conveyors and configured as temporary conveyor lines that are quick to install (Image 02). Photographs: Transnorm www.transnorm.com About Transnorm Transnorm is a leading, international manufacturer of high-performance modules for package freight, container and carton conveyor systems, as well as parcel and airport baggage flow systems. According to Transnorm’s own information, the company is a world market leader in the area of belt curve conveyors, with a market share of more than 50 percent. With approximately 550 employees worldwide, Transnorm currently generates sales totaling around 110 million Euro. Since 2015, Sovex is a Transnorm company. 02 Combining mobile roller and telescopic conveyors provides distribution centers with a high level of flexibility f+h Intralogistics 4/2016