Linglong partners with Cimcorp for plant automation
Manufacturer and integrator of turnkey robotic tyre-handling and order fulfilment solutions Cimcorp has been selected as the strategic partner by Shandong Linglong Tyre Company for its tyre plant automation projects. Cimcorp will supply automated intralogistics systems at Linglong’s tyre plants in Zhaoyuan in China and Chonburi in Thailand.
The first collaboration between Linglong and Cimcorp was in Zhaoyuan plant, China, which produces TBR (truck & bus radial) tyres. With its modular design, Cimcorp’s Dream Factory solution is ideal for this brownfield project. The turnkey material handling solution will be installed in stages to ensure minimum disruption to production.
“We are delighted to begin working with Linglong and Cimcorp will continue in its efforts to deliver the most advanced automation technology to leading Chinese tyre manufacturers in order to help them achieve process optimization, quality improvement, maximum productivity and increased profitability,” said Kai Tuomisaari, Vice President of Sales at Cimcorp.
During spring 2018, Linglong placed another order with Cimcorp for automation of the high-bay warehouse, palletizing and shipping areas for its PCR tyre plant in Chonburi, Thailand, which was opened in 2014. Besides, Linglong is building a fourth plant in China at a 223-acre site in the city of Jingmen in Hubei province. Linglong held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new facility recently at Jingmen and in which Cimcorp has been awarded Outstanding Partner by Linglong.
The new plant in Jingmen forms part of Linglong Tyre’s ‘5 + 3’ manufacturing strategy for five production facilities in China and three in other countries. The company is striving to become a top 10 global tire manufacturer in revenue and achieve an annual capacity of 90 million units by 2020.