Cimcorp, manufacturer and integrator of turnkey robotic handling solutions, has received a major order for supply of automated logistics systems in a brand-new tyre plant in Algeria.
The plant is being built by the Algerian consumer electronics and household appliances group, Saterex, which will be the first tyre factory in Algeria since Michelin Group closed its plant in the capital in 2013.
The new facility – which will be the largest tyre manufacturing plant in Africa – will be operational by Spring 2018 and production of 1 million passenger car radial (PCR) tyres is planned for the first year, followed by 2 million units of both PCR and truck and bus tyres in the second year.
Cimcorp will supply automated handling systems from its ‘Dream Factory’ solution for both upstream and downstream manufacturing processes at the plant.
This means automated handling from the raw materials and compound warehouse to the mixing and compounding areas, as well as handling automation for green tires from tire building to curing, and finished tire handling in the testing and palletizing areas.
Says Kai Tuomisaari, Vice President, Sales for Cimcorp Oy: “We are delighted to be helping Saterex to develop this new tyre plant in Algeria. The company’s track record of success in fast-changing sectors demonstrates that it is very forward-looking; this vision has helped Saterex to see the many benefits that flow from investment in Cimcorp’s Dream Factory solution.”