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A Corporate Profile

Godrej Efacec Automation & Robotics Ltd. is a 50:50 joint venture set up between Godrej &
Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd and Efacec Automacao e Robotica of Portugal in February 1999.
 

About our JV Partners - M/s Efacec:

The Efacec group was set up approximately 60 years ago and is based in the city of Oporto, which is the commercial capital of Portugal. They are leaders in various fields such as:

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Automation and Robotics – Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) and Airport Baggage Handling Systems.
Energy – Transformers, etc.
Engineering – Motors, etc.
Electronic Systems – Railway Signalling.
Environment Control.
Information Systems, etc.

Their manpower strength is approximately 2,500, and their group turnover is approximately 240 million Euros (i.e. approximately Rs. 1,350 crores).

The ratio of sales is: 70 per cent domestic and 30 per cent export (largely to Europe and Asia).

Godrej Efacec
Godrej Efacec’s AS/RS at CAMP (of Benckiser Group), Barcelona.

The business we are in:

Godrej Efacec is in the business of Automated Warehousing Solutions.

This range of solutions are commonly called Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems, which broadly consist of three components.

a) Fixed Path Material Handling Equipment (as mentioned below).
b) High Bay Storage System.
c) Warehouse Management Software.

We design, fabricate, install and commission various types of “Fixed Path” Material Handling Equipment such as:

l Automated Stackers
Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) High Bay Order Picking Cranes, Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs)
AGV Stackers
Miniload Systems, etc.,
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and “integrate” them with a High Bay Storage System and comprehensive Warehouse Management Software (WMS).

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The industry need that we address:

The challenge faced by most organisations in today’s competitive environment calls for optimization and re-engineering of their entire operations, including Operational Efficiency and Cost Optimization.

Improving efficiency, enhancing agility and flexibility of “internal logistics” have assumed paramount importance. Throughput or the speed with which one can meet customers’ orders has become one of the most important differentiators.

AS/RS play a very important role in achieving this need/objective with minimal manual intervention.

Benefits to the customer:

It improves the organisation’s competitive advantage and profitability by ensuring:

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Increased storage density.
l Increased speed/throughput.
l Reduction in labour.
l Reduction in inventory and accurate real-time inventory control.
l Safety of operations.
l Improved quality of customer delivery service.
l Reduction in damage of material.

Our strengths:
Godrej Efacec – The Perfect Solutions Provider

Realisation of the benefits of a warehousing solution depends on how well it is implemented. This is where our customers derive maximum benefit from our expertise.

Customised solutions:

Our Design team, with its functional and technical knowledge and competence, develops solutions that are tailored to meet specific customer requirements. The focus of these solutions is always on economic viability and faster return on investments.

Track record of Godrej Efacec so far:

Customer Name
& Location
 

 
ITC–BPLBhadra- A’Bad

Arvind Mills A’Bad

RBI-Mysore

RBI- Salboni

Navneet, A’Bad

Indian Navy Visag

 SP. Apparels Avinash

Year of      installation

1997

1998

2000

2000

2001

2003

2003

Payload (Kgs)

1000

50

600

600

1500

600

600

Items Handled

Paper Boards

Dyed Yarn

Currency Paper

Currency Paper

 

Text Books, Guides,  Note Books

Engineering Components

Garments, Semi Finished Material &
Yarn

Approx. Length (mtrs)

78

24

100

100

100

50

80

Approx. Width (mtrs)

14

19

27

27

20

13

18

Approx. Height (mtrs)

18.5

5.5

11.5

11.5

14.5

14.5

15

Loading levels

7

9

7

7

7

17

11

Pallet/bin locations

3560

5400

12000

12000

9750

5500

2000

Automated MHE

2 Stacker Cranes

2 AGV  –Stackers

4 Stacker Cranes

4 Stacker  Cranes

1 Stacker Crane

4 Stacker Cranes

1 Stacker Crane

Cycles / hr

72

84

80

80

20

20

20

Single window solutions provider:

We are a trusted partner of our customer at every stage, i.e. from consultation, conceptualisation and planning, through implementation, to servicing.

AS/RS
Features of the AS/RS supplied to the Indian Navy for components storage are explained to Vice Admiral Kalra and Vice Admiral Telang.

Local presence backed by international experience:

Godrej Efacec offers the best of both worlds, i.e. technology from Efacec, which is one of the best in the world, as well as tropicalisation to suit the Indian working environment. Further, with more than 90 per cent indigenisation, this world-class technology is made available at a much reduced price as compared to the imported options.

Continuous development:

Our R&D effort, coupled with support from our European partners, gives our customers the leading edge technology to enhance their competitiveness and profits.

Support and service:

Our customers recognise and appreciate the speed and quality of our service and have opted for our Annual Maintenance contracts to ensure smooth and breakdown-free operations.

Thus, our team of specially trained engineers while sitting in Vikhroli, through modem connection coupled with the capability of “remote diagnostics” for Warehouse Management Software, can read log files, diagnose errors and even control the movements of the Automated Stacker Crane operating in, say, Bhadrachalam, which is a seven-hour drive from Hyderabad!

Experience:

As the only Indian company with the domain knowledge, experience and track record of commercially implementing world-class, intelligent and fully Automated Warehousing Systems, Godrej Efacec has proved to be an ideal partner and solutions provider to Indian industry.

Manoj Ganjawalla