Cover Story | November 2019
A.T.E. offers Godrej material handling solutions
A.T.E., a leader in textile engineering with 80 years’ experience in the textile industry, has tied-up with Godrej & Boyce Mfg (Material Handling Division) to provide effective solutions for material handling and warehouse management.
The operation of a textile mill invariably involves the complex flow of materials in and out of the mill. This flow could be of fibre, yarn and fabrics and their intermediates within a department, or from one department to another, or from one floor to another. Some typical material movements occurring in a textile mill are:
In spinning units:
In weaving units:
- Bale of raw material to mixing section
- Internal material movement for various spinning processes
In processing units:
- Warping beams to sizing
- Sizing to beaming
- Beaming to loom shed
- Loom shed to grey inspection
Not only does material transportation consume time and resources, but there are also challenges in ensuring that material is handled safely, efficiently, and economically and without hampering production targets.
Recognising this need, A.T.E., a leader in textile engineering with 80 years’ experience in the textile industry, has tied-up with Godrej & Boyce Mfg (Material Handling Division) to provide effective solutions for material handling and warehouse management. This will help textile mills:
- Grey inspection to various process machines
- Internal fabric movement (trolleys) for various process applications
- Finish fabric to packing
- From packing to warehouse
Godrej Material Handling (GMH) has tremendous expertise in material handling and warehouse management. GMH is one of India’s largest lift truck manufacturers. Established in 1963, the business provides mobile path material handling solutions to virtually all industries in manufacturing, infrastructure, services, aviation, logistics, defence, ports, railways, and power.
GMH leads the pack not only in terms of market share, but also in the way it pioneers new technological frontiers by offering the most advanced products at affordable prices. In the last ten years, there has been a massive transformation in the technology used in industrial trucks and GMH has been at the forefront in adopting and offering the latest technologies.
The company has a range of traditional counterbalance trucks, warehouse trucks, and even more advanced machines like side loaders. Each of these categories has several types, models and capacities. The main equipment is supported by a wide range of accessories and attachments that make the lift truck more versatile and capable of addressing almost any handling need of a user.
Products offered are: electric stackers, hand pallet trucks, electric counterbalance trucks, diesel counterbalance trucks, special trucks, tow trucks, scissor pallet trucks (powered and manual), drum handlers, reach trucks, power pallet trucks, electric stackers (manual and semi electric model), turret stock pickers, articulated trucks, counterbalance stackers, industrial cleaning equipment, access equipment, and rough terrain trucks.
A.T.E. can guide customers with the appropriate selection of material handling equipment, considering the existing building and plant layout, production processes, nature of materials, products to be handled, and the installed base of the existing material handling equipment.
In addition to material handling solutions, Godrej also provides offerings for aerial work platforms and floor cleaning equipment, which can help to make any workplace safer and efficient.
- reduce manual labour
- increase the speed of material movement
- improve productivity
- minimise production cost
- increase handling capacity
- ensure safety
- improve space utilisation by going vertical