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Seamless shift changes for fresh goods

Many bakeries already offer freshly baked bread rolls at 6 o’clock in the morning. Frequently, ingredients have to be delivered during the night to achieve that. That’s the responsibility of wholesalers like Gusto AG in Hohenpolding near Munich. Recently, Linde order pickers with lithium-ion batteries were deployed at the firm to perform the logistics work involved.

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Individualised solutions for the paper industry

The standard medication boxes available on the market often have quite a story behind them. For example, they may have once been a drinks carton and therefore more or less come straight from your rubbish bin. Transforming them into something valuable and appealing, doesn’t take much at Barcelona Cartonboard: a separating facility, a paper machine – and a dozen high-performance forklift trucks.

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Safety first

The numbers are impressive: Over a surface area of 126 football fields in Wismar, Egger processes in the region of million cubic metres of wood each year for HDF, MDF and OSB boards as well as laminate flooring. Since February, the wood-based materials specialist has relied on forklift trucks with Linde Safety Pilot for its logistics needs.

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New intralogistics concept for better processes

Exact material flow processes for a highly standardised forklift truck and warehouse truck fleet: Sika Deutschland GmbH achieves this with an overall logistics concept which, despite customer-specific solutions, relies on standardisation, focuses on a forklift brand, and leases equipment on the basis of full-service leases.

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The most natural thing in the world

The main factory of the French metal packaging manufacturer Massilly in Cluny relies on extensive automation in the production process. Until recently the final process step, transporting the pallets to the warehouse, was conducted manually. This task is now also being performed by automated industrial trucks, with great success. Representatives of the company are now travelling to Cluny to see for themselves the benefits of Linde robotics equipment.

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Feature

From Güldner to the Linde MH headquarters: An industry with a rich history

The year is 1956. American actress Grace Kelly has just married Prince Rainier of Monaco, women are wearing petticoats and men are slicking back their hair, and Brigitte Bardot is celebrating her international success following the release of 'And God Created Woman'. Whilst all this is going on, in Aschaffenburg the company Güldner Motorenwerke is adding an administration building to its foundry on Schweinheimer Strasse. The rich industrial history of Linde Material Handling.

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Employee portraits

Head of Truck Assembly

“Working at Linde means working with a highly motivated team, which fully identifies with the product as well as the company.”

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Head of Project Management

"Anyone who has been a part of Linde is assured long-term prospects with a wide range of career opportunities."

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Trainer at Linde Sales Academy

"As a global player in the premium segment, Linde also offers non-engineers challenging roles and extensive development opportunities."

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Production Mechanic

"Anyone looking for a stable environment and responsible employer has come to the right place at Linde."

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FMEA Moderator

"I help to ensure that our products and processes are continuously improved – an exciting and varied challenge."

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Interviews

We are the systems integrator for internal material flow

Automation is one of the trending topics in intralogistics. In this interview, Tobias Zierhut, Head of Product Management Warehouse Trucks, explains why data will play a key role in the future of warehouse technology, and why Linde Material Handling sees itself as the market leader in robotics.

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Customer case studies

The most natural thing in the world

The main factory of the French metal packaging manufacturer Massilly in Cluny relies on extensive automation in the production process. Until recently the final process step, transporting the pallets to the warehouse, was conducted manually. This task is now also being performed by automated industrial trucks, with great success. Representatives of the company are now travelling to Cluny to see for themselves the benefits of Linde robotics equipment.

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Optimization is a question of chemistry

Simple does not always mean trivial: proof of this is the automation project of Linde Material Handling for BASF Italia. In order to optimize efficiency and safety, a flexible, secure and fast-to-implement solution for Logistics 4.0 was integrated on the basis of an automated guided vehicle (AGV).

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Almost as fast as Formula 1

For four years now, the Renault Sport Formula 1 team has been using Linde forklift trucks to load all of the equipment, and to assist with construction at the racetrack, right across Europe. So far, the partnership with the rental truck team - Short Term Rental - at Linde UK has proved to be both reliable and flexible for Renault.

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A breath of fresh air in logistics at Heidelberg

In times of increasingly individualised customer requirements, intralogistics must also gradually adapt to the changed production conditions. How this can be achieved by a global industrial company is shown by the example of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) in Wiesloch/Walldorf.

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In use on the race track

The Linde Rental Solutions has been ensuring fast and professional set-up and dismantling as well as performing other logistics tasks at the Formula Student Germany for many years. This requires a number of challenges to be overcome.

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Goods transport with automated fleet

Every year, the Marketing Department and Management Board of Wolf GmbH, a systems supplier for heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and solar technology based in Mainburg, Lower Bavaria, develop a motto that aims to give employees orientation and motivation. “Courage to embrace change”, the message for 2016, could not be more appropriate with regard to the purchase of the company’s first robot industrial truck.

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