In January 2013, Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. awarded Fives Cinetic with a contract for the design and implementation of a new Body store in the old Paintshop Building at its Solihull plant, in United Kingdom, with a total capacity of 1,000 bodies on Skids (Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Discovery, Defender and further derivatives).
The project consists of the supply of a store with a volume and capability of 500, 000 units on three shifts of 8 hours. This new multilane store operation includes conveyance, stock manipulation and FIFO management from the Body in White shop to the paint building.
The solution is based on a chain conveyance, rollerbed, drop section & cross transfer, using SEW drive technology integrated speed inverters & managed via Rockwell PLC’s.
Fives Cinetic will be also in charge of all the platforms/mezzanines within the building.
The installation should start in April 2013 and be completed at the end of January 2014.
In the beginning of 2015, all the Jaguar Land Rover bodies produced at the Solihull plant will be stored at one point in this new facility.