FlexQube and Proterra has together during 2017 designed and implemented more than 25 different designs of material handling carts for Proterra’s electric bus plants in Greenville, SC and Los Angeles, CA. The total value of the delivered solutions exceeds $150 000.
The two companies have during the spring/summer worked together in a project with the following objectives:
- create a more efficient material flow including tugger carts, kit-carts and racks
- come up with new innovative ideas for parts presentation
- achieve best possible ergonomics for operators
- standardize design of intralogistics equipment such as racks and carts
- create a neat and futuristic looking production plant that is future proof
By working with our unique process tool DesignOnDemand™, where we design the solutions together with the customer, we have been able to quickly design and deliver many applications to support the fast ramp up plans at Proterra. The interest for electric buses is growing rapidly in North America as many cities wants to reduce air pollution in city environments.
Lalit Savalia, Manufacturing Engineering Manager at Proterra, comments: "The process for me has been very seamless and transparent from design to implementation of the different applications. All solutions work great and everyone appreciates it and they are very unique and that differentiate FlexQube from other competitors. The concept is very modular and you can build many different solutions with the same parts."
Anders Fogelberg, CEO of FlexQube, comments: "We are extremely happy that Proterra believed in our ability to help out with state of the art material handling carts for their ramp up. I am especially thankful to have us working with companies that deliver this environmental friendly product that will make our cities cleaner and less noisy. We look forward to be part of the continued growth for Proterra."
Proterra, Inc. is an American manufacturing company focusing on the design and manufacture of all-electric zero-emissions vehicles, and on-route, fast-charge and in-depot charging systems.
The company’s mission is to deliver clean, quiet transportation to all, by replacing heavy-duty, fossil-fueled transit buses with zero-emission, electric vehicles that reduce greenhouse gas and diesel particulate matter emissions without sacrificing vehicle, performance or uptime.
FlexQube is the world’s largest supplier of a modular concept to make industrial material handling carts that can replace welded solutions. The company has manufacturing facilities in Sweden and the USA and distribution in North America and Europe. FlexQube has some of the world's largest and most prominent manufacturers in the automotive, energy, aerospace, appliance, and engineering industries as clients. Some examples include Autoliv, Dräxlmaier, Kuehne-Nagel, Scania, Whirlpool, Eberspächer, Oshkosh and Cummins.