Client: Gi.Di. Meccanica
Sector: Mechanics - Manufacturer of high precision mechanical components and mechanisms
Location: Vazzola (Treviso) - Italy
A leader in the production of mechanical components
The history of Gi.Di. Meccanica began in Vazzola - province of Treviso - in the 1980s. In the heart of the footwear industrial district, the company produced mechanical components for sports shoes and quickly became a leader in the supply of hooks for ski boots. The range of products has been expanded over the years and today, with a turnover of €45 million and 240 employees, Gi.Di Meccanica produces complex mechanisms for many product sectors such as the automotive, hydraulic and oil-pressure sectors, and sells its mechanical components in many of the most important markets in Europe, South America, and Asia.
A growing company focused on automation
Aware of the vital importance of innovating both products and processes, Gi.Di. Meccanica has always invested in new technologies. This inclination has led the company to transform its entire logistics system, switching from traditional static racking to an automated solution for the management of its warehouse. The goal was to improve and modernize both order management and the entire production process.
The automatic storage system: A strategic factor for production and shipments
The Ferretto Group understood and met Gi.Di. Meccanica's needs in full. Thus, the Treviso-based company asked the Group to design and build an automatic self-supporting system suited to store both the raw materials for the production department and the finished products ready for shipment. Both flows - raw materials and finished products - are managed through independent inputs and outputs. Process automation has significantly improved inventory management and order preparation. The picking and placing activities, conducted with the support of 3 stacker cranes, have also optimized space management: Gi.Di. Meccanica has been able to reorganize the materials in an orderly and traceable way, making handling faster and safer for both operators and goods.