Van den Ban group is prepared for the future together with state-of-the-art tire handling system
Van den Ban car tires B.V (Hellevoetsluis, NL), built a new automated distribution center in order to be prepared for the future. Van den Ban group has a broad assortment of summer and winter tires for cars, vans, 4X4, SUV and trucks.
Facts & figures tire handling system
The new distribution center has an area of 44.000 m2 of which 20.000 m2 is used as a container terminal and 24.000 m2 for the tire handling system. Total storage capacity of 1,5 to 2 million tires. Van den Ban selected Vanderlande Industries to design and implement the tire handling system. The system was taken into full operation in March 2010.
Tire handling process
Car tires are picked in 18 picking aisles (batch picking), merged and transported to the consolidation area. They are stored in an QUICKSTORE.HDS shuttle system. This order consolidation buffer realizes the exact sequence for the loading of the trucks. Van den Ban saves approximately 50% on labor costs with the new system and drastically improves the quality of delivery and the service level.
The VISION logistics software suite takes care of the logistic control of the activities in and around the distribution centre. VISION is responsible for location management, order picking and loading of the trucks in the right sequence.