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Elmia Subcontractor takes place on November 13 - 16 and Weland Solutions AB will of course be there. Visit us in booth D01:62 and meet our Swedish sales team and get an overview or a detailed look at our product range. Everything from vertical storage lifts to warehouse inventory.
Find out about our latest projects, how we work with customer-tailored solutions and hear more details about how we can improve your logistics and warehouse management.
Elmia Subcontractor is Northern Europe's leading trade show for subcontractors and brings together 1,200 exhibitors and up to 15,000 visitors from 30 countries.
On November 5 - 7, we are exhibiting at Logistik & Transport in Gothenburg. A trade fair providing the opportunity to discover tomorrow's solutions for logistics and transport. Naturally, Weland Solutions will be there and you will find us in booth A02:02.
Weland Solutions has supplied Swedish-made vertical storage lifts for over 17 years. We work closely with our customers and always try to meet their needs, and we strive to deliver the most effective solutions possible. At the fair you can learn more about our earlier projects, how we work with customised solutions and why you should choose Swedish made machines.
Logistik & Transport is the Nordic region's leading exhibition and conference, for the entire transport and logistics community. At the fair, which brings together more than 140 exhibitors, leading suppliers will show the latest logistics, warehouse, and transport solutions. You will find Weland Solutions AB in booth A02:02.
Weland Lagersystem, with their space saving warehouse- and effective logistics solutions, is expanding and now sell more on the export market than in Sweden. – Today we are a global company with an international target. We are now strengthening our organisation and expanding our offer in order to grow along with our customers. At the same time we are changing our name to Weland Solutions AB, says Björn Karlsson, CEO.
From Småland out into the world
The company was started in Smålandsstenar in 1999 and has grown steadily ever since. Today the company's products and solutions can be found in installations in 28 countries. – Our largest single market is still Sweden, but export sales are since long larger and continue to grow. We are now adjusting our sales organisation to keep growing, but we are also strengthening our service and support division. To us it's a big difference between simply selling and being able to fully work together with our customers.
Expanded export offerings
The business concept has been the same since the beginning. The company develops and manufactures vertical storage lifts and storage equipment to achieve the best possible storage capacity for the available footprint. – To us, flexibility and quality will always come before standard. Customers get complete, customised warehouse management systems that optimize logistics in an optimal way. That is one of the reasons we gained the trust to follow our customers throughout the world. Small and medium sized companies, but also large global brands like Procter & Gamble, Jaguar and Landrover, Scania and Volkswagen. Nevertheless, all our development, construction and manufacturing still take place in Gislaved.
Kickoff at Elmia Subcontractor
For a closer look at Weland Solutions and a chance to talk more about customised vertical storage lifts, innovative warehouse management systems and cost-effective logistics, we'll be exhibiting at Elmia Subcontractor on November 13-16. – We look forward to the trade fair. It's always good to meet customers and colleagues in the business. For us, the trade fair will also be a clear start to our global venture, with a sharpened organization and a new name, says Björn Karlsson, CEO of Weland Solutions AB.
Rimaster is a leading company in the development and manufacture of cable harnesses, electrical cabinets, electronics, cabs and mechanical systems for special vehicles and industrial systems. Rimaster never compromises on the quality of its products and, when it decided to invest in a more efficient storage system, it got in touch with another supplier that puts quality first: Weland Solutions.
Weland Solutions calculated how much space, time and labour Rimaster would save by choosing the right products. The figures spoke for themselves. Rimaster ordered an end-to-end system comprising three Compact Twin 3660 vertical storage lifts, extra load trays, the WMS system Compact Store including Compact Talk, Picking Display and LED Strip. Weland Solutions recommended combining this with a Put to Light system, which has become an increasingly popular solution for further improving picking operations and storage management.
Rimaster had its new storage system installed in September 2017. It is too early yet to talk about results, but there is a huge difference. Rimaster is more than satisfied with its new automated storage management system.
Compact vertical storage lifts mean faster and easier handling on a significantly smaller storage area. Now, the efficiency has been upgraded again. – The news is that you can now control Compact vertical storage lifts via mobile devices instead of via a computer, which means you save time on every order. A small investment that gives large gains, especially for pick intensive businesses in e-commerce and the retail trade.
The person at the warehouse starts the order directly from his or her mobile phone or tablet computer and only sees his/her order on the screen. This saves a great deal of time and walking along aisles, while the risk for making picking mistakes is reduced. This new and modern way of working improves the work situation and the efficiency of the storage management for each employee.
Compact vertical storage lifts are controlled by our own WMS system, Compact Store, which has been delivered to more than 200 companies. Including Rolls Royce, TetraPak and Ur&Penn. The system includes support for all of the work steps that are included in normal storage management. All of this is now available on a mobile phone or tablet computer via good WiFi.
Volkswagen Parts Logistics in Nykvarn supplies authorised workshops with spare parts for the Volkswagen Group's makes of cars in the Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish markets. Compact vertical storage lifts have increased the picking rate. – Every day, more than 14,500 rows a day are picked for 240 dealers. The spare parts warehouse has 54 vertical storage lifts, which probably makes it the largest vertical storage lift system in Scandinavia, says Peter Johansson at Weland Solutions.
The partnership with Volkswagen began back in 2004. – The spare parts warehouse was located in Södertälje in those days. However, the expansion of the business drove the need to increase storage capacity and a brand new spare parts facility was built in Nykvarn. This would serve as a hub for the whole of Scandinavia. Weland was entrusted with supplying space-efficient vertical storage lifts with a high picking speed because the client wanted the maximum storage capacity possible in the least possible amount of space.
Ten years on, Volkswagen Parts Logistics is now one of Scandinavia's largest vertical storage lift facilities. – This massive facility houses 54 Compact Twin automated pickers and three Compact Lifts, which are high-grade, customised, fully-automated buffer systems that are designed for unmanned operation. The buffer systems make it possible to keep an order open all day and fill it as needed, and still have it delivered the next day.
Weland Solutions streamline even further and take your warehouse management to the next level with our first fully automated solution. With the brand new Compact Dynamic and our innovation in warehouse management and automation we are enabling you to meet the future needs of e-commerce.
Rollco specialize in components for linear movements and automated solutions for industry. To attain a more efficient and structured way of working with their warehouse management they contacted Weland Solutions. The foundation in the new system are three vertical storage lifts of the type Compact Twin Heavy 2440 which are supplemented with additional load trays, different picking aids, and the WMS system Compact Store (Warehouse Management System).
With the Compact Twin Rollco could save floor space, increase the picking rate and ensure that the storage space was utilised in the best manner. Compact Twin is a unique vertical storage lift and the only one on the market that can handle two load trays simultaneously.
To further streamline the picking process Rollco chose to supplement the vertical storage lift with four different picking aids: LED strip, Put to Light, Picking display, and Foot pedal. The LED strip helps the operator by indicating where on the load tray an item should be picked. Put to Light, which allows Rollco to pick up to 20 orders simultaneously, then indicates the customer order in which the goods should be placed. The picking display shows an overview of the load tray and using the foot pedal the operator can acknowledge the picking hands-free.
In the middle of their store, Göhlins has placed a Compact Double. The vertical storage lift can store up to 100 tonnes, which is a lot for a store, and perfect for an actor like Göhlins who deliver heavier products. The machine is also directly connected to the business system which means that as soon as a customer has placed an order, it's ready for pickup or delivery.
Compact Double is a solid machine and the only vertical storage lift with this much storage space on such a small area. The principle is based on Weland Solutions' somewhat more common vertical storage lift Compact Twin, where the machine can fetch two trays at the same time. This means that one tray can move out ordered products while the other is working inside the machine.
- When you place an order the vertical storage lift moves up to fetch the product, regardless of if it's placed online or in-store. The vertical storage lift will then serve the product on a tray for pickup. Customers can as such feel confident that no-one else can pickup their order, says Björn Karlsson, CEO at Weland Solutions.
The vertical storage lift resembles a tall tower in which Göhlins stock their products. This safe system means security even for Göhlins as nobody can steal anything from the store, plus it saves a lot of time for personnel with automatic picking.
To connect vertical storage lifts to business systems is becoming more and more common, Björn explains, but for custmers to get their orders directly in the store is something unique. With this investment Göhlins show that they are in the forefront of inventory management. Björn develops further:
- Imagine if we down the road could place vertical storage lifts at delivery points. Then you need to stand in line to pickup a package and stores don't need to have personnel available. The end customer would just need to enter an order number to pickup his goods himself.
Get in touch with us if you have any doubt or are uncertain about our support, service or spare parts. We will gladly lend you a hand. If you, on the other hand, have localised the fault in the vertical storage lift and know what you need, you can quickly and simply order spare parts by email.
Just send an email with your order to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will get in touch with you once we receive the order and have shipped the spare parts to you.
The staff at the warehouse of Ur&Penn used to handle their goods manually with trolleys. By switching to storage lifts and a new pick-up solution they went from picking 250 orders to 1500 orders an hour.
From their main warehouse in Stockholm, Ur&Penn distributes products all over Sweden and Finland. With a daily delivery to 100 stores, they had to increase their capacity and needed assistance from Weland Solutions.
Today, Ur&Penn has achieved a unique pick-up rate. According to Björn Karlsson, CEO at Weland Solutions, this is due to the smart combination of the storage lift Compact Twin, the WMS-system Compact Store and the pick-up tool Put to Light.
Ur&Penn chose to invest in the storage Compact Twin, as they could save up to 70 percent more floor space compared to traditional shelving systems. The Compact Twin also has a load capacity of 50 tons and horizontal photocells that controls the height of the goods. By handling two load trays in the same sequence, with one tray in standby and one in position, the picking speed can be more than doubled.
- We are developing Compact Twin all the time and have developed several new machines that can handle longer goods and heavier weight per load tray. We also work with automation were we connect the machines with a robot, CNC machine or a process line, says Björn.
To control the storage lifts Ur&Penn installed the WMS-system Compact Store from Weland Solutions. The Compact Store allows the user to easily connect new features as they are needed. Which means it can cover the customer’s future needs if the size or the complexity of the warehouse is changing. The system supports normal operations such as deliveries, compilations, prioritizations, starting of new orders, filling articles and inventory.
On Weland Solutions' recommendation, Ur&Penn chose to complete the storage system with the pick-up tool Put to Light and a barcode reader to ensure that the correct item is picked. It helps the operator to handle batch picking/parallel picking and indicates which order an item should be placed with after it has been picked from the storage lift.
- Ur&Penn has used all the tools we recommended for picking and that is why they have achieved such high efficiency, concludes Björn.
Compact Store makes it easy to streamline the warehouse. The system is built to effectively manage Weland Solutions' vertical storage lift.
Weland Solutions and Kodverkstan have jointly developed the Warehouse Management System (WMS) Compact Store. The system creates order at the warehouse and streamlines the picking at the vertical storage lift.
The system provides support for all the tasks that are part of normal stock management such as delivery, compilation, prioritization and launching of picking orders, relocation and refilling of articles and inventory.
Compact Store can be used as an entirely independent system, but it is usually linked to an ERP-system (Enterprise Resource Planning). The business system manages the economy and Compact Store can be seen as the warehouse module. The Compact Store has been linked with most commercially available business systems.
Weland Solutions has several different models of vertical storage lifts in order to find the best solution to the customer. We customize all the vertical storage lifts and help you select the correct model based on storage conditions and your business.
Two of our most popular vertical storage lifts are Compact Lift and Compact Twin. Compact Lift is a space-saving vertical storage lift as it stores high. The vertical storage lift is also suitable to use for heavy and bulky goods.
Compact Lift is Weland Solutions' most basic vertical storage lift and provides much capacity for a relatively small investment. The vertical storage lift has one load tray that staff can pick from.
If it is important to increase the picking speed, then the Compact Twin model is the solution. This is a vertical storage lift with high picking speed that gives more orders per hour. By managing two load trays simultaneously, with one tray in waiting and one in picking position, the picking speed is increased as the stock does not need to wait for the goods in the service opening.
We at Weland Solutions puts the customer in focus and help you find the right vertical storage lift. We work according to our own project management methodology where we can quickly identify your needs, plan design, project installation and the estimated budget and schedule so you get a clear decision basis for your new investment.
Weland Solutions has developed a clever customization to store tyres. The storage means that the tyres are stored in a Compact Double vertical storage lift, which saves time and reduces staff costs. Traditionally, wholesales keep tyres on tyre racks similar to pallet racks. Weland Solutions' customization means that the tyres instead are stored in a vertical storage lift. According to Björn Karlsson, CEO at Weland Solutions, a large quantity of tyres can be stored. - With several vertical storage lifts next to each other it is easy to store up to 150,000 tyres, says Björn Karlsson.
Weland Solutions' vertical storage lifts makes you think smart and build effective. Vertical storage lifts help you reduce both the size and volume of the building. Weland Solutions has knowledgeable and experienced personnel who will assist you.
By placing the Compact vertical storage lifts in a tower outside the factory premises, larger floor areas are released and can be used for other than storage.
To build a tower outside the existing premises is easy and does not disturb ongoing activities inside the premises. Since the tower is built off the facade it can be made higher than the existing building, without having to open up the ceiling and avoiding sealing problems. Anything to get as much storage capacity as possible.
When the tower is completed, a service opening is made in the facade and the vertical storage lift installed - easily and smoothly.
Premould Huskvarna has chosen to place a Compact Lift in a "tower" outside the premises and thus increased storage capacity and freed surfaces inside the premises. In the tower there are additionally one frame for another vertical lift system in the future. The service opening in the wall is completed and temporary back-built to create minimal disturbance for future installation.
Premould manufactures tools and plastic parts in various series. The company stocks numerous tools and therefor it is important with an organised, clean and protected storage with rational management. The vertical storage lift stores about 500 different tools. Vertical storage lifts are equipped with 100% extension of the load trays so that the tools can be easily handled with a crane.
The course can be arranged at your company or at Weland Solutions AB in Gislaved. Choose whatever best suits you.
Contact Jan Thuresson soonest for more information. Places are limited, so contact us as quickly as possible!
We have reinforced our maintenance and support department in order to give an additional boost to safety for you as a customer.
Jan Thuresson has been appointed maintenance engineer and training manager. Jan has a solid experience in similar work tasks in different industries.
Hampus Delbert is also a maintenance engineer with great knowledge and experience.
Both Jan and Hampus have started work in their respective positions and are in full swing maintaining vertical storage lifts and providing support to our customers.Do you need maintenance or support? Contact us!
In some operations, there is a wish for the option to take a complete tray out and ”borrow” it from the vertical storage lift. For this reason, we have developed a customized Trolley.
Trolley can make the operator's job easier, when it is possible to borrow complete trays from the vertical storage lift.
In the following cases, Trolley can facilitate and rationalise the activities: