Erbe Elektromedizin GmbH
Sustainably into the future
with io-consultants as lead consultant
Erbe Elektromedizin GmbH is planning a new a new 24,000 m² building providing an atrium, office and social areas, as well as ample space for product development, production, and logistics. The new structure is expected to provide 400 new jobs.
As Erbe’s key project partner, we are responsible for HOAI phases 1-8, providing all services from concept planning through to implementing the new manufacturing facility.
Erbe Elektromedizin GmbH develops, manufactures and markets surgical instruments and devices worldwide and offers professional services in a range of medical fields.
The international Erbe network comprises 15 subsidiaries in Europe, America, and Asia, with offices and activities in 100 country markets. Erbe has 1,026 employees, about 600 of whom are based at its headquarters in Tübingen and 100 in Rangendingen.
Our longstanding expertise and comprehensive experience in factory planning, architecture, clean room and kitchen technology, logistics, and project management was a key factor for Erbe Elektromedizin in selecting us as their lead consultant.
Sustainable state-of-the-art building design – from CO2-reduced construction with recyclable materials to solar-powered operation with the building’s own 1 MW high-performance photovoltaic roof.
New Logistics and Distribution Center
AutoStore® small parts warehouse becomes centerpiece of Erbe’s new site
The project comprises a new logistics and distribution center of 5,500 m² with an AutoStore® small parts warehouse as its centerpiece. The warehouse will handle the majority of all customer orders as well as internal production supply.
Expansion Made Simple
The plans for the new site foresee a gradual expansion of the AutoStore® warehouse.
Starting with 13,500 containers, the warehouse’s capacity can easily be extended by 9,000 more containers and additional robots at a later point in time, without requiring any structural changes.
Innovative Small Parts Storage System
AutoStore® strives for an optimal volume utilization rate by significantly eliminating movements and shelves while simply storing boxes in 5 m high stacks.
In order to meet all applicable fire protection requirements, the warehouse will be equipped with ceiling sprinkler system, fire protection plates and enhanced accessibility for the fire department.
AutoStore® uses the ABC method to store frequently requested products further up in the stack while less requested articles are step by step shifted down further down step by step and stored in lower positions.
Robots move on an aluminum rail system above the stacks to reach individual containers.
The robots are equipped with a gripper system that can pick up and add containers to the stacks. This rearrangement of containers makes it possible to reach all containers – even those that are located “further down” in a stack.