FlexQube, a Swedish manufacturer of modular and flexible carts and racks, announced it has received two orders worth of US$ 360,000 to supply products for two Tier 1 automotive suppliers planning to start up production facilities in Queretaro during 2018.
The customers are German auto supplier Brose, which placed an order worth US$ 220,000, and another German automotive company that remained unidentified and ordered more than 100 carts at a value of US$ 140,000.
“The order for Brose Fahrzeugteile is the first order for carts, to be used in their new plant, that will open during 2018 in Queretaro in central Mexico,” said FlexQube in a statement.
The order will be delivered during first half of 2018 and consists of tugger carts for 48 x 45-inch standard North American containers, shelf carts for totes and boxes as well as a mother frame and 200 dollies used in a new concept to transport smaller dollies in size 600 x 400 mm. This new solution called 8 in 1 was developed by FlexQube in the last few months.
The other order for another German automotive supplier is also for a new plant that will open during 2018 in Queretaro. The order is for three different variants of FlexQube carts that will be used in this brand-new plant.
The carts will be used for material handling and a variety of tugger operations to bring parts and components from the warehouse to different production cells. The order also includes the mother cart concept mentioned above that carries 8 smaller dollies in one cart. This order was partially invoiced and delivered in the last quarter of 2017 and the rest will be delivered during the first quarter of 2018.
Igor Rod, Director of Logistics at Brose Queretaro comments: “We have been convinced by the flexibility of FlexQube concept, their single solutions and moreover with the vision of FlexQube that reflects our strategy in the internal logistics.”
“Mexico continues to be a market with strong underlying growth and new plants are being established consistently,” Anders Fogelberg, CEO of FlexQube was quoted saying. “It is important for FlexQube to continue to establish itself as a trusted leader of material handling equipment within the Mexico region. Therefore, we are very happy to deliver this volume of carts to such great and prominent German automotive suppliers,” he continued.