Efficient material flow with the load train

Pilatus Flugzeugwerke AG, Switzerland

Pilatus Flugzeugwerke AG have converted their internal logistics processes at the headquarters in Stans, Switzerland. Until recently, most of the materials were delivered to the production sites with forklifts or electric vehicles. Because of the steady growth of Pilatus and the resulting increase in the internal transport of goods, the capacities were limited by the previous resources. A more productive and cost-effective solution was therefore sought. The accident risk was also to be minimised. Because of the increase in traffic on the company premises (i.e. more forklifts and other material handling vehicles), the risk of accidents also increased.

Factory Train FT10 load train at Pilatus Flugzeugwerke AG
Factory Train FT10 load train at Pilatus Flugzeugwerke AG
Factory Train FT10 load train at Pilatus Flugzeugwerke AG

The internationally active Swiss company group therefore decided to use a Factory Train FT10 load train at its headquarters in Stans. In-house material transport is now clearly structured and regulated in terms of time and cost. With fixed routes, the materials are delivered precisely when and where they are required. The materials are transported with three EV2 goods carriers (with adjustable forks) and different trolleys specially tailored to the transport goods of Pilatus. The FT10 load train travels both indoors and outdoors. Thanks to the suspension chassis, the SE tyres, and the wind and rain protection, the Factory Train is ideally suited for this purpose. “Thanks to its compact construction, the high directional stability, and a narrow radius, the load train ‘meanders’ through the factors buildings at Pilatus headquarters”, reports the Pilatus employee magazine, the Pilatus Post.

Read more in the report of the Pilatus employee magazine, the Pilatus Post.

The Swiss company, Pilatus Flugzeugwerke AG, which is headquartered in Stans, was founded in 1939 and develops, produces, and distributes aeroplanes worldwide. www.pilatus-aircraft.com


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