Jan 16, 2015

SmartCart® Automatic Guided Cart Featured in Modern Material Handling Cover Story

Farmington Hills, Mich.  (January 16, 2015)

— Jervis B. Webb Company – a subsidiary of Daifuku North America Holding Company and a leading provider of material handling solutions – announces that its SmartCart® Automatic Guided Cart system is featured in Modern Material Handling’s cover story about Magna, a global automotive supplier.

The January article highlights the operation of Magna’s T.E.A.M. Systems plant in Toledo, Ohio, and the recent addition of Webb’s SmartCart Automatic Guided Carts (AGCs).  SmartCart AGCs are used as a mobile assembly line for building front-end modules for Jeep’s Wrangler and Cherokee vehicles and fascias for Jeep’s Cherokee.  Parts are placed on SmartCart AGCs throughout the operation and transported to multiple subassembly stations.

The AGC technology provides Magna with the flexibility to scale up or down to accommodate the volume of production and product changes that take place.  The SmartCart AGCs are guided by magnetic tape and can easily be reconfigured to create new routes for the vehicles.  This also helps reduce floor space and minimizes downtime.

A video of Magna’s assembly operation is available here.  This dynamic footage shows how SmartCart AGCs are helping drive continuous improvement at Magna.

About Jervis B. Webb Company

Jervis B. Webb Company is a subsidiary of Daifuku North America Holding Company , a leading developer of innovative material handling technology such as Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs), Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS), conveyors , baggage handling systems , bulk handling systems , cleanroom systems and airport maintenance services. Daifuku North America consists of Daifuku America Corporation , Jervis B. Webb Company , Elite Line Services , Logan Teleflex, Inc., and Wynright Corporation.   Daifuku North America specializes in the design, engineering, manufacturing, installation and service of integrated systems used in the automotive, airport, semiconductor, LCD equipment, food/beverage, bulk, warehousing and manufacturing industries. Daifuku North America is headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mich., with manufacturing locations throughout North America.

SmartCart® is a registered trademark of the Jervis B. Webb Company.