Daifuku North America's Automotive Systems have kept the automotive industry moving for nearly a century. Our history is our foundation. Our technology is the future.

When it comes to material handling systems, there's only one company that can say it changed the face of automobile manufacturing - Daifuku North America. In 1919, Jervis B. Webb (subsidiary of Daifuku North America) adapted a rivetless chain conveyor used in the mining business to the rugged needs of the automotive industry. It wasn't long before Henry Ford installed 30 miles of Webb conveyor in his plants around the country - increasing productivity, lowering costs and revolutionizing the way cars were built. Across the world, Daifuku installed the first chain conveyor system to Toyota in 1957.

But our expertise extends far beyond conveyors. Our equipment is used in pressing, welding, painting, assembly, parts storage and supply.

Solutions for Automotive Manufacturing

Engine Test Bench

Engine Test Bench

Daifuku North America offers various options of engine test bench equipment. "Warming" benches are utilized to heat the engine and visually check for fluid leads and emissions checking before installation of the engine in the assembly process. Other options include detail checking of Noise, Vibration & Harmonics at different RPM. A "Motoring" version, or "Cold Test" version is also available. This type of test bench enables testing to be performed without starting the engine. Custom benches can also be made to meet provided specifications. Configuration of engine test cells can be inline or by turntable.

Conveyors

Conveyors

Today, our automotive team uses that same ingenuity to design the most durable conveyor systems including friction drive system, power & free, skid, skillet, slat and electrified monorail systems. And when time is money, you need a system that never stops.

Software & Control

Software & Control

Daifuku North America offers a variety of software & control systems that are effective for warehouses, manufacturing facilities, airports and cleanrooms. Our comprehensive systems supports high-volume throughput, while assuring complete accuracy.

Automatic Guided Vehicles/Carts

Automatic Guided Vehicles/Carts

Our SmartCart Automatic Guided Carts have become the vehicle of choice in many of the world's largest and most prestigious assembly lines and for Just-In-Time delivery. Additionally, our Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems (AS/RS), Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs), engine test benches, and Environmentally Friendly Paint Systems (E-DIP) can increase efficiency throughout your entire plant.

Case Studies

  • Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

    Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

    AS/RS introduced as a painted vehicle body buffer system to improve productivity.
    Automotive India
  • Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

    Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

    HATC resumes production with astounding speed in the aftermath of flooding in Thailand and fills the ongoing demand of the Asian automotive industry.
    Automotive Thailand

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