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A new, four compartment deep tyre store from SSI Schaefer, Austria, provides Mercedes Harb, Weiz (A), with the ideal tyre service. The new, space-saving warehouse has been developed as a silo construction in the company’s corporate design in line with the car dealer’s requirements.

In 1987, engineer Josef Harb took the leap into entrepreneurship. Today the Harb car centre, in addition to brands such as Mercedes, KIA, SEAT and Ssang Yong and more, also offers spare parts and accessories, repair services and car servicing. The company’s aim is to achieve the highest levels of customer service with an approach based on quality. This also includes a professional wheel management service. SSI Schaefer was appointed to install an appropriate logistics solution.

The task was clearly formulated: customer wheels and rims require storage in sets and come in different wheel sizes. As there was no building available for storing the tyres, a new building needed to be integrated into the existing line of buildings and the space available proved to be quite limited. SSI Schaefer planned to complete the project in just four months.

SSI Schaefer decided in favour of a 22m long, 7.5m wide and 6m high rack supported building matching the existing architecture. The new integrated wheel store permits space-saving storage – four compartments deep and in sets. There are currently 900 tyre fittings in a wide variety of widths and diameters in the Wheel Store – 4 Dynamic. The storage system on rollers turns storage and retrieval operations into a piece of cake.

"The new wheel store meets our expectations on every level. The space utilisation is ideal and operation is exceptionally easy. This forms the basis for future-oriented wheel management", according to Josef and Manfred Harb, Managing Directors of Mercedes Harb.

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