IGZ supports Aspöck in consistent customer orientation
Falkenberg (D)/Peuerbach (AT), 23.02.2023 // The Upper Austrian Aspöck Group is turning a proverbial "big wheel". Due to the very good sales forecasts, it will realign itself logistically for its automotive customers in less than two years. To this end, the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) for lighting systems of towed vehicles will transform the Peuerbach production site into a "manufactory" for sophisticated lighting systems in this short period of time - and increasingly manufacture standard products at its other three production sites. Aspöck is implementing this strategic project together with IGZ as SAP EWM general contractor.
Aspöck's range of products and services includes LED lighting, cable and connector systems that are prefabricated for the automotive industry. "We are rethinking Aspöck a bit. To this end, we are aligning our products and services even more consistently with the rapidly changing needs of our customers and their high, qualitative expectations," explains Rudolf Wimmesberger, authorized signatory at Aspöck. "In doing so, it is important for us to drive this change in strategy, which will also have a structural impact on our group organization, with reliable partners. This is the only way we can keep to the overall schedule, which is also ambitious for us." This is why Aspöck relies on its strategic partners, such as the SAP engineers from IGZ in Falkenberg, Bavaria. They have been supporting the OEM for more than ten years now: Whether in the seamless SAP integration of their manufacturing and assembly processes with SAP MES (Manufacturing Execution System) or the mapping of intralogistic processes with SAP EWM (Extended Warehouse Management).
"We are proud that Aspöck perceives us as a strategic partner and that we can contribute further competences as logistics planner and intralogistics general contractor to this project," IGZ Managing Director Alfred Meyer is pleased to say. "Making the Peuerbach site fit for the future means not only upgrading the IT, but also adapting processes, plant and control technology." The Bavarian intralogistics specialists are also responsible for this as a one-stop supplier. In concrete terms, this means that the existing automated warehouse logistics in order picking will be expanded to include the handling of palletized goods, and this HU type will be integrated into the internal materials handling network.
In addition, a further automated small parts warehouse (KTL) will be set up for storing and picking small items in order to be able to cover additional volumes. "In parallel to these physical expansions, we are upgrading the SAP EWM landscape introduced by IGZ to the latest release status. This means that Aspöck is logistically active on the current SAP S/4HANA platform," emphasizes Alfred Meyer. The implementation of the project is progressing according to plan. For example, the two storage and retrieval machines were brought into the KTL at the end of January. The completion of this major transformation project for the Peuerbach site is planned for the first quarter of 2024.
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