News about IGZ

IGZ wins German Innovation Award in GOLD | Press release

18.05.2021 | Berlin

On 18 May 2021, the SAP engineers at IGZ were awarded the coveted German Innovation Award in Gold in the category "Logistics & Infrastructure". The patented pick-by-robot solution "LUKE2" was thus certified as having the potential to sustainably change the market for fully automated individual parts picking. LUKE2 is the only mobile pick robot to date that can be used alternately or as an alternative to a worker. Furthermore, the automation solution is directly integrated into the market-leading software SAP EWM/MFS as a complete solution. The robot has all the technology and sensors on board, is connected with just one cable and is ready for use within a few minutes. In contrast to conventional solutions, no cost-intensive robotic cells or conveyor superstructures are required. This means that the compact order-picking robot can be easily retrofitted at any time. Its space requirement corresponds to the action radius of a human.The…
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New bilstein group logistics centre in Gelsenkirchen | Press release

23.02.2021 | Gelsenkirchen

The bilstein group from Ennepetal is expanding and is building another highly automated logistics centre in Gelsenkirchen with an area of 45,000 m². The dimensions of the first section are equivalent to more than six football pitches and the assembly of the steel structure for the automatic high-bay warehouse (HBW) with more than 85,000 pallet spaces and the automatic small parts warehouse (ASPW) with around 230,000 container spaces has been completed or is currently running at full speed.

 

The huge facility is being built on the traditional site in the "Schalker Verein" industrial park acquired by the bilstein group in 2017. From here, the leading spare parts supplier for passenger cars and commercial vehicles will ship wearing parts all over the world in the future. "Continuous growth means that we have exhausted all capacities at our headquarters in Ennepetal. The location in Gelsenkirchen offers us ideal expansion opportunities to…

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Perfectly timed logistics processes thanks to standard software

12.01.2021 | Schwäbisch Hall

OPTIMA has invested around 20 million euros in the construction of a new hybrid central warehouse. Since March 2019, the packaging system specialist has been using the facility in Schwäbisch Hall to manage both the assembly supply across several business units and the global distribution of its range of spare parts. As a development and implementation partner, the SAP EWM general contractor IGZ was responsible not only for the entire plant technology but also for the implementation of SAP EWM (SAP Extended Warehouse Management) with the integrated SAP MFS (Material Flow Control), as well as direct ERP integration; furthermore, IGZ also implemented the entire control technology and plant visualisation.

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Alliance of two world market leaders: IGZ and HAMM cooperate

07.10.2020 | Tirschenreuth

The road roller manufacturer Hamm and the software company IGZ are practically neighbours – and both the number one in their respective industries. They are also both working together on a major project: IGZ has digitalised Hamm’s entire logistics. The Upper Palatinate is also set to also benefit from the cooperation.

Tirschenreuth/Falkenberg. What is usually a noisy place, where assembly, screwing and work is carried out, is very quiet today. The almost finished rollers remain untouched, as are those that are not even close to being finished. The production lines are at a standstill. A cleaning machine wipes through the corridors.

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Gruner – Operational excellence in assembly

24.07.2020 | Wehingen

In order to raise process reliability and thus product safety to a new level in the face of increasing variant diversity, Gruner AG has introduced the SAP Manufacturing Execution (SAP ME) production system in electronics manufacturing. The integrated Assembly-by-Motion add-on from IGZ guides workers through the assembly process by gesture and controls the steps seamlessly. Since its foundation in 1953, Gruner has succeeded in occupying a leading position in highly competitive markets with a finely tuned range of relays, solenoids and actuators.

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IGZ successfully completes 500th SAP EWM project | Press release

09.06.2020 | Falkenberg

IGZ - The SAP engineers can now look back on the 500th successful go-live of the SAP EWM extended warehouse management system. The go-live in Kozieglowy, Poland, took place in parallel to the ongoing main SAP EWM project for the Hawle Austria Group, which is headquartered in Vöcklabruck.

In reaching the 500 mark, IGZ, based in Falkenberg, Opf., is continuing to expand its position as a leading SAP EWM general contractor in the area of intralogistics, especially in connection with automated warehouse technology. This is because the lion's share of the 500 SAP EWM projects was also implemented with the SAP material flow component MFS (Material Flow System).

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dormakaba – Continuously networked production and logistics processes

18.05.2020 | Wetzikon (CH)

For dormakaba, a batch size of one is not a trend, but has long been a reality. By introducing the SAP Manufacturing Execution (SAP ME) and SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) standard software at its Wetzikon site, the provider of access and security solutions has taken an important step towards becoming a connected company. The ambitious project was implemented together with IGZ, the SAP project centre for production and logistics.

Today's dormakaba Holding AG, headquartered in Rümlang, Switzerland, was formed in 2015 from the merger of the Dorma and Kaba brands.

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Bauerfeind – Nowitzki & Co. – SAP EWM ensures movement

03.04.2020 | Zeulenroda-Triebes

Together with its brand ambassador Dirk Nowitzki, Bauerfeind AG has successfully replaced a complex warehouse management and control system at its central warehouse in Zeulenroda-Triebes and put it on a future-proof footing with SAP EWM including SAP MFS. Thanks to IGZ’s implementation, the manufacturer of bandages, orthoses, compression stockings and orthopaedic insoles now benefits from a high-performance overall solution in conjunction with SAP ERP. When Bruno Bauerfeind founded a company to produce rubber knitwear and bandages in 1929, he couldn’t have imagined the rapid development his company would undergo in the following decades. Today, 90 years later, Bauerfeind AG has a global presence with 20 subsidiaries and more than 70 affiliated distributors.

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Winkler – SAP EWM-supported high performance distribution hub

13.01.2020 | Himberg bei Wien (A)

Commercial vehicle parts wholesaler Winkler has invested around 45 million euros in the construction of a third central warehouse.

The new logistics property in Himberg near Vienna, the planning and implementation of which was handled by the SAP EWM general contractor IGZ from Falkenberg in the Upper Palatinate, is geared primarily to supplying the Eastern European markets and will relieve the burden on Winkler's Kassel and Ulm locations. The required system performance is ensured by the optimum interaction of mechanics, SPS and SAP EWM standard software.

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Ambitious migration in highly-automated logistics centre

16.02.2018 | Thansau

Convincing through performance – that is the motto of the Hamberger logistics company. To secure their performance for the coming years, Hamberger decided on a gradual replacement of their old warehouse management and material flow software, as well as a control level for commissioning robots in their Hamberger Logistics and Service Centre (HLSC). Hamberger decided on SAP EWM. In doing so, the interfaces were reduced. The aims and barometers by which the successes of this project were to be measured were the seamless integration of the control level into the new IT system and the integration of the intelligence of the old system, as well as getting those with responsibilities in logistics involved. To ensure the high availability of their logistics operations, Hamberger placed their trus

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