A global player in the high quality designer sanitaryware field, Duravit continues to take its investment in China in the direction of total automation at every level, from handling to glazing. Now, a further two ultra-modern LGV vehicles built by SACMI-Nuova have been supplied and are already fully operational at the cutting-edge Chongqing plant.
This order brings the total number of latest-generation laser-guided SACMI vehicles - dedicated to piece handling and storage - at this Chinese plant to thirteen. More specifically, these two latest vehicles are part of a wider-reaching production expansion plan that will, by the end of the summer, also see the installation and start-up of a new SACMI robotized glazing line.
Inaugurated in 2017, the Chongqing plant remains one of the country's - indeed, the entire region's - biggest manufacturing facilities. Packed with SACMI technology, the plant is based on fully 4.0 sanitaryware production process management, especially as regards the smart management of manufacturing flows.
Continuous increases in production and the growing strategic importance of this Chinese plant have stimulated further investment in internal automation by Duravit, the goal being to boost plant productivity thanks to the quality and reliability of SACMI-supplied industrial automation solutions.