HOUSTON (June 23, 2020) – Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), the provider of Jungheinrich® lift trucks and narrow-aisle products in the United States, Canada and Mexico, announced today its Jungheinrich Automation Center at MCFA’s Houston headquarters. Featuring more than 40,000 square-feet of dedicated space, the Automation Center provides customers with the ability to experience and see Jungheinrich’s Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) technology firsthand.
According to a report by LogisticsIQ, the global warehouse automation market will more than double by 2025. The high demand is driven by the need to lower increasing labor costs, while meeting the growing needs of the ecommerce sector.
“The Jungheinrich Automation Center further demonstrates our total commitment to addressing today’s intralogistics challenges and the ever-changing needs of the North American market,” said Kai Beckhaus, president of Jungheinrich’s and MCFA’s automation joint venture, MCJ Supply Chain Solutions LLC. “The firsthand visualization enables customers to see and determine the various ways that automation can positively impact their business. “
The Automation Center is used to help customers plan out their future automation needs and features live demonstrations of the Jungheinrich EZS 350a NA automated guided electric tow tractor and the EKS 215a automated guided medium-to-high-level stacker, both working independently to stack and transport materials, as well as working in concert to move loads onto carts for horizontal transportation.
“Through the Automation Center, visitors also gain a deeper understanding of Jungheinrich’s award-winning Logistics Interface,” continues Beckhaus. “The Jungheinrich Logistics Interface is revolutionizing integration by seamlessly connecting AGVs to a warehouse management system to control, monitor and manage processes.”
Jungheinrich’s Automation Center is also staffed with a dedicated technical team of engineers, who are responsible for designing and implementing projects from beginning to installation.
Access to the Automation Center is available upon request and can be made by contacting a Jungheinrich representative. To learn more about Jungheinrich AGV solutions, visit: https://www.mcfa.com/en/jungheinrich/customer-focused-solutions/agvs-solutions
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About Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA)
Manufacturer of High-Quality Material Handling Equipment
Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA) is a leading manufacturer of high-quality forklifts and warehouse products in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Based in Houston, Texas, the company distributes three distinct brands – Mitsubishi forklift trucks, Cat® lift trucks and Jungheinrich® warehouse products – through its extensive dealer network. All products are backed by industry-leading customer service and superior product support. For more information about MCFA or any of its brands, visit Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc., Cat Lift Trucks, Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks or Jungheinrich Forklifts.
Leading provider of warehouse products for more than 65 years
Jungheinrich ranks among the world’s leading brands of material handling equipment and warehousing technology, offering a broad range of technologically-advanced forklifts and very narrow aisle lift trucks. With more than 65 years of electric lift truck design and manufacturing expertise, Jungheinrich is known for developing energy-efficient warehouse products – many of which operate up to two shifts on one charge in various applications.
In North America, Jungheinrich forklifts are distributed through Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc.’s (MCFA’s) extensive dealer network located throughout North America and a number of these trucks are manufactured by MCFA. Based in Houston, MCFA has more than 340 dealer locations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico and is backed by five local parts distribution centers in Texas, California, Indiana, Michigan and Pennsylvania and a 24-hour parts delivery guarantee. For more information on Jungheinrich, please visit Jungheinrich Forklift Trucks, Jungheinrich Forklifts on YouTube and Jungheinrich Forklifts on LinkedIn.https://www.mcfa.com/en/jungheinrich/customer-focused-solutions/agvs-solutions