Topper Industrial Addresses Automotive Challenges: Specialized Equipment Needed Racks and Carts

July 27, 2018 Fork Truck Free Info 4291 Views


The racking and manufacturing specialized equipment for automotive manufacturing cannot be over-estimated. Topper Industrial has developed a series of patented carts and tube & joint racks to used for a variety of custom automotive components for material handling including engine racks/carts, front assembly racks/carts, kitting racks/carts, and automotive shipping racks/carts.

Returnable/reusable steel containers are used as industrial packaging, in material handling and logistics that are specialized. Automotive industrial racking carts deliver packaging and transportation cost savings. The best industrial racking solution in package transportation and material handling impacts automotive Tier 1 companies.

A Tier 1 is a company that supplies components, or services directly to the assembly plant like General Motors, Toyota, Ford, Chrysler, Hyundai, Volkswagen, Honda, Nissan, and BMW. A Tier 1 automotive supplier would be a company like Delphi, Dana, or Johnson Controls which manufacturers products specifically for one of the OEMs. Tier 2 supplies Tier 1 and so on.

What they all have in common is that they all use automotive racks and require carts to move product efficiently through the plant floor with a minimal use of fork trucks. Automotive manufacturers and Tier 1 & Tier 2 automotive suppliers require a variety of industrial racking and carts that can maximize the number of parts per automotive rack.

Topper Industrial recognizes the importance of organization when dealing with automotive parts. Automotive material handling carts delivered as part of material flow helps to organize parts and increase operational efficiency. These automotive racks and cart\ delivery are custom designed and manufactured to fit the precise application and improve the storage and transportation of automotive component parts.

By wisely planning the use of automotive shipping racks and delivery carts, Topper Industrial has designed material handling equipment that compliments the managed flow of auto part components and sub-assemblies from Tier 1 and Tier 2 automotive suppliers for JIT (just-in-time) delivery to OEM assembly plants. ETO Material Handling Equipment, such as  Component racks and carts allow suppliers to safely and efficiently store parts like driveline and chassis components, suspension parts, subassemblies, brakes, clutches, body panels, bumpers, hitches, wheels, doors, and windows & mirrors.

Graphic of Material Flow

The automotive rack or cart is a space saver by getting parts off the floor, to clear up plant floor space. Automotive racks and carts with safety patented improvements help utilize space and ergonomics while, keeping parts out of walkways and prevent injuries.

Racking and industrial cart are designed to consider the types of commodities that it carries. It protects the part inventory. Avoiding damage from improper storage becomes critical because material flow is stopped if line-side automotive parts are damaged.


About Topper Industrial

For more than twenty years, Topper Industrial, ( based just outside of Milwaukee, WI, has been a leader in the material handling equipment industry. The company’s product roster features industrial carts, conveyors, lifts, lifts & tilts, shipping racks, containers, casters, and cart components. From mother-daughter carts to quad steer carts to tilt carts and rotate carts, Topper’s material handling solutions make delivering material line side more effective through more efficient practices. Topper Industrial has a team of experienced professional experts able to assess and provide the right product for all material handling equipment requirements.

Topper Industrial is a proud member of MHI. Follow on Twitter @TopperInd or on LinkedIn.

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