Zimbrick European - Automotive Dealer Reduces Floor Space by 84% & Increases Productivity 70%

Zimbrick European - Automotive Dealer Reduces Floor Space by 84% & Increases Productivity 70%

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The existing 2,300 square foot parts department that was currently located on the first floor was allotted a 400 square footprint on the first floor in the new building design.



Zimbrick European services Mercedes-Benz, Porche and Audi but in the parts department the main focus is on the service they provide their customers. In the parts department customers come in three forms: service technicians, local body shops and retail customers. Providing superior service to all three types of customers simultaneously can be quite a challenge, but not for Zimbrick European.
 
When Zimbrick European expanded and moved their facility into a new building there was little room in the blueprint for the parts department. The existing 2,300 square foot parts department that was currently located on the first floor was allotted a 400 square footprint on the first floor in the new building design. In the new building design the majority of the parts storage was upstairs on a second floor mezzanine area. 

"We needed to have a means to move parts between the first floor and the second floor short of running up and down the stairs every time we needed to store a part or remove a part from inventory in order to sell it," said Steve Stepnock, Parts and Service Director. 

  
Project Requirements:

  • Reduce Footprint
  • Increase Capacity
  • Increase Productivity

 
Solution:

  • One Dual Access Shuttle XP Vertical Lift Module
  • Inventory Management Software Linked to Reynolds and Reynolds 

 
Benefits:

  • Increased Productivity by 70%
  • Recovered 84% Floor Space
  • Improved Worker Ergonomics


"The KardexRemstar Shuttle VLM allows my parts people to devote their time primarily to looking up parts instead of running all over looking for a part. It frees up an incredible amount of time," says Swoboda. "They can spend their days looking up parts and getting them billed out and delivered to the technicians."