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[post_content] => Germany's Schütz reports that it has fully upgraded its injection moulding facilities at its headquarters in Selters while also investing in a new logistics centre at the site. "In the newly created injection moulding centre, we can now manufacture the full range of plastics components with exceptional efficiency: screw caps in different colours, with and without bungs, for DN150 and DN225 filling openings; ball or butterfly valves, integrated or screwable, with diameters of 50, 80 or even 150 mm, earthed for Ex zones or suitable for camlock couplings," it states. "All types of plug systems are made here, with and without aeration or ventilation; sealing caps; seals of different materials; and various adapters for different connection types. Additional capacities were also installed for the production of our plastics pallets."
"As part of the expansion of our injection moulding capacities, investments were made in additional fully automatic assembly lines," it continues. "Individual injection moulded components are assembled fully automatically to produce complete components – with the highest precision and, in the case of the outlet valves, including integrated quality inspection of the finished component. After assembly, the finished components are collected in transport containers with a sequential identification number and transported automatically on conveyor systems to the newly opened high-bay warehouse."
Boasting 2,400 m² of floor space, a ceiling height of 20 m and 6,000 storage spaces, this new warehouse facility is fully controlled by an intelligent warehouse management system, with "sophisticated conveyor technology" installed to ensure the smooth and fast flow of materials. "Thanks to these new state-of-the-art systems and advanced control technology," Schütz states, "accessing products in our warehouse has become even more efficient. With additional capacities and higher material stocks, we have further increased supply reliability for our customers as part of our global contingency programme and have expanded our backup capacities. As an additional benefit, these optimisation measures also ensure that all components are fully traceable."
BETTER IN BRAZIL
Further afield, Schütz reports that its Brazilian joint venture, Schütz Vasitex, has opened a new reconditioning plant that "sets new technology standards" within Latin America. "In addition to producing new IBCs, PE drums and jerrycans, the company has an extensive portfolio of logistics, reconditioning and recycling services," Schütz says. "Now a modern, highly automated plant for [the] cleaning, decontamination and reprocessing of used containers has been added for IBC reconditioning. The new equipment enables [the] highest productivity and efficiency with top-quality reconditioned packaging and a further reduction in the use of natural resources."
Meanwhile, Schütz Vasitex has received a 2018 Supplier Excellence Award from BASF in Brazil for the Schütz Ticket Service. "In January 2018, CEO Luiz Francisco presented this globally proven Schütz collection system to the jury of the BASF Prize. He highlighted the central points of the scheme, which was launched around three decades ago and has been continuously updated since: comprehensive tracking of all IBCs sent out and individual monitoring of each IBC throughout its entire service life," Schütz says.
"Services include the continuous follow-up of all BASF customers with the aim of boosting the number of IBCs returned," it continues. "Fixed contracts for the return transport of used IBCs are signed with forwarding agents who meet the legal requirements for the transport of hazardous goods. The central aspect is the environmentally friendly recycling of used IBCs and contaminated parts as well as the reuse of metal grids, while at the same time retaining the original UN and INMETRO certificates."
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Schütz: Investing in Selters
Schütz has expanded and automated its home plant in Germany and has also opened a new reconditioning facility in Brazil