BIG DAISHOWA Constructs New Logistics Center to Maintain Efficiency as the World’s Largest Tool Holder Manufacturer
Hoffman Estates, IL – BIG KAISER’s parent company, BIG DAISHOWA Seiki Co. Ltd., has just announced the completion of a new logistics and distribution center, completed in late 2016.
As our product reach expands globally, so does the need for logistics improvements. This state-of-the-art facility joins five existing factories on the lush Japanese island of Awaji. The 130,000 sq. ft. building nestled on a 300,000 sq. ft. parcel cements the dedication to providing customers with correct products in a streamlined process.
Automation is prevalent throughout, such as an automatic material handling system run by un-manned forklifts, inspection systems, and robotic stacking of tooling on pallets for shipment – all operating under a unique barcode system that is the basis for all activities. A lift picking system makes use of vertical space, and a 2-dimensional hand controller and voice guidance system eliminates picking errors.
Although 15,000 unique part numbers totaling 1.5 million overall products are stocked here – the building also functions as an attraction to business partners to witness the full level of precision and sophistication BIG DAISHOWA maintains throughout all channels. A large, open concept, modern lobby welcomes guests where they can then tour offices, the warehouse, or even stay for a capabilities presentation in the large classroom-style room overlooking the action in the impressive distribution center.
BIG KAISER is a worldwide leader in high-precision tooling systems and solutions for the metalcutting industry that guarantee extreme accuracy and repeatability. Our products are of the utmost quality — manufactured with materials and craftsmanship that enable superior performance. As a member of the BIG DAISHOWA Group (Osaka, Japan), BIG KAISER has grown into a well-recognized global tooling provider, with manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia.