Growth-oriented logistics for steel tubes and profiles

The steel service provider Kindlimann has merged its two sites in Wil and Schwarzenbach in a new logistics center in Tobel-Tägerschen, Canton Thurgau. Stoecklin AG organized the move and planned and set up the new warehouse.

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Kindlimann AG, Tobel-Tägerschen, CH

Project focus

The focus was on two single-aisle automated high-bay warehouses (HBW) for accessories and automotive components.


Single-aisle automated high-bay warehouse with 2,028 pallet spaces (automotive warehouse) and 1,950 spaces in the accessories warehouse. Two automatic storage and retrieval machines (SRM) type MASTer 24. Pallet conveyor technology in the pre-zone. Installation of Stöcklin logOS WMS.


The system is operated regularly for 16 hours on six days per week. The efficiency of internal processes has been increased and the lead time from order receipt to dispatch has been minimized while making the best possible use of resources.


Stoecklin logOS WMS manages the containers and storage locations, processes the storage and retrieval transport orders and directs the material flow including the underlying control technology.

Efficient - Stable process - Future-proof

Two high-bay warehouses under one roof

In order to be even more efficient and effective in the future, Kindlimann has merged the existing Wil and Schwarzenbach sites in Tobel-Tägerschen, Canton Thurgau, and built four industrial halls and an administration building on a total area of 44,000 square meters. The new high-bay warehouse comprises separate sections for stocking automotive components and accessories. The automotive warehouse is designed to hold 2,028 pallets, while the accessories warehouse has a capacity of 1,950 storage spaces. In the area of intralogistics, the project managers relied on the experience and expertise of Stoecklin Logistik AG.


The solution from Stoecklin

An automatic MASTer 24 high-bay storage system solution equipped with a telescopic fork is used in both sectors. In the automotive sector, type 1 Euro pallets with special attachments are used. These load carriers are primarily used for loose containers. The storage and retrieval machine there can handle 60 storage and 60 retrieval operations per hour. Only regular Euro type 1 pallets are in circulation in the accessories warehouse. The cycle time of the device of the accessories warehouse is 32 double cycles per hour, as required.

In the automotive area, a carrier pallet is provided for each load carrier during storage. These are kept in stacks of up to twelve pallets in the warehouse and are separated and dispensed or picked up by a dispenser. They are fed into the high-bay warehouse via a transfer carriage. Similarly, pallets for the accessories warehouse are stored and handled in another dispenser. In addition to the storage and retrieval machines and the "pallet dispensers", Stöcklin's scope of supply also included the entire area-separated pallet conveyor technology in the pre-zone, including the fire protection and high-speed doors.

In accordance with Kindlimann's wishes, both warehouses are controlled by Stoecklin logOS WMS.


Benefits for the customer

"High availability in conjunction with further improved delivery quality is an important prerequisite for being able to survive in volatile markets in the future and gain market share." Roger Gähler, Co-Managing Director of Kindlimann


In the course of rescheduling, we were able to combine both the accessories and automotive warehouses in one hall to save space.

Tommy Dückmann, Project Manager at Stöcklin Logistik AG

Good reasons for using Stöcklin hardware and software

Experienced general contractor with experienced large-scale project management

High flexibility and scalability thanks to plug & play-capable MASTer system solutions

Stöcklin logOS WMS ensures a consistent IT landscape, reduces interface problems and support costs

Real-time monitoring of goods flows and vehicle movements with Stöcklin logOS WMS

In-house production, workshop and service management by experienced employees at the Laufen Technology Center (Switzerland)

Certifications (ATEX, IEBEx, KOSHA) for special applications

Stöcklin employees' high level of consulting expertise

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