J. Schmalz GmbH
Newbuild warehouse and production facilities
The project / The customer requirement
The company J. Schmalz GmbH is known for innovative vacuum technology. With approximately 600 employees, Schmalz develops and manufactures components for vacuum technology and supplies various sectors of industry all over the world. In all its activities Schmalz combines economic success with taking environmental and social responsibility into account.
Increasing demands on production quantities and delivery capacity demanded a new solution for warehousing, shipping, and production supply. So a design was worked out for a system with automated miniload, manual pallet store and a sophisticated picking system for deliveries to clients and supply of its own production. As main contractor, Aberle realized the project taking the most modern ecological aspects into consideration. With approximately 20,000 different items, the assortment of goods stored ranges from minute millimetre-sized electrical parts and screws right up to large aluminium gantries several metres in length. With a total area of 13,770 square metres, the new warehouse and factory building is the largest construction project in the Schmalz company‘s history.