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Matsuura Machinery Corporation was founded in Japan in 1935. Today the family business is managed by the third generation. The Matsuura name stands for fast and precise machining of
various kinds of work pieces.
The parts and service center for North America is located in Minnesota. This facility ships the parts needed for the maintenance and repair of Matsuura machines in operation throughout the USA.
Matsuura Machinery relies on Hänel Lean-Lift® systems for the compact storage of small parts.
Some 1,398 various parts are stored in just one Hänel lift system – that’s almost 25 percent of the company’s parts inventory!
Hänel multifunction containers for perfect organization
The parts are compactly stored on the well-organized Hänel multifunction containers.
Thanks to the “goods to man” principle, there is no need for employees to stoop and lift heavy items, nor is there any ladder climbing when retrieving parts. The items requested are picked from the storage system and placed on carts where they are packed for shipping.
Right now Matsuura employees are only using the basic functions of the Hänel MP 12 N multifunction controller. However, Matsuura Machinery plans to connect the lift system with its IT system software in the near future in order to boost picking time.
Company: Matsuura Machinery Location: 325 Randolph Avenue St. Paul, MN 55102 Employees: 27 Storage systems: 1 Hänel Lean-Lift® Items stored: Spare parts for CNC machines
Order picking using a cart to support fast shipping
Requesting the container using the Hänel controller MP 12 N with touch screen
Compact and well-organized storage of diverse small parts
25 percent of all parts stored in the Hänel Lean-Lift® within a minimum of floor space