Kindlimann invests in the future


Kindlimann AG is investing in a new location in the Canton of Thurgau. A new high-bay warehouse will be built in the Municipality of Tobel-Tägerschen and will commence operations in mid-2020. At the end of February 2019, Stöcklin Logistik AG won the bid to build the facility.

The two-aisle automatic high-bay warehouse is 20.5 meters (67.6 feet) high and has room for approx. 4,000 euro pallets. Separate areas are planned for the accessory and automotive warehouses. The automotive area is designed to fit 2,028 pallets, while the accessory warehouse has room for 1,950 pallets. Both storage areas will be operated with a MASTer 24 automatic aisle stacker. A telescopic fork is planned as the load handler to enable the double-depth storage of pallets. The scope of delivery includes a separate conveyor system for each area in the preliminary zone, including empty pallet stacks, to optimize admissions and extractions, as well as the material flow computer. This new building is part of Kindlimann’s continued effort to improve processing times in order to cope with increasing demands on product availability in future.

Kindlimann is Switzerland's leading steel service provider with locations in Wil (SG), Schwarzenbach (SG) and Renens (VD). Just under 200 employees process 30,000 tons of steel each year with a storage capacity for 12,000 tons. In addition to a full range of C steel and stainless steel pipes, profiles, accessories as well as bright steel and stainless steel bar stock, together with a 24-hour delivery service and its own fleet of vehicles, Kindlimann offers even more services. Furthermore, components are produced for international clients from the automotive supplier industry in the production department. This is done in modern facilities producing more than 30 million parts per year. Kindlimann was established in 1946 and is part of the internationally active BENTELER Group.