viastore Selected to Provide Automated Conveyor Solution for Global Manufacturer of Aluminum Alloy Wheels

viastore systems, a leading material handling automation systems and software company, was selected by Dicastal North America, the North American division of CiTic Dicastal Co. Ltd. of Qinhuangdao, China to supply and install an automated conveyor solution for the company’s new manufacturing facility in Greenville, MI (near Grand Rapids).

Dicastal selected viastore after reviewing several companies. While being a Michigan-based company played a role in the selection, Dicastal also selected viastore because of an innovative design solution that reduced Dicastal’s upfront capital costs. “viastore was able to design a system for us that made sense and was economical to your needs to today, yet allowed for growth for tomorrow,” said Bernie Polzin, GM/VP, Dicastal. “We’re eager to get the project underway.” 

For viastore, the selection also made sense. “Dicastal is a good fit for viastore as we are both global companies and both manufacturers,” said Tom Tobin, CEO of viastore. “The company is making an investment in the West Michigan region by expanding manufacturing into the US market, and viastore’s global presence and experience with work in progress manufacturing automation made viastore an ideal partner for this project.”

Bringing manufacturing from China to the West Michigan region, once a powerhouse for manufacturing, resonates with Birgit Klohs, President and CEO, The Right Place, Inc. “The attraction of Dicastal North America to West Michigan not only brings new jobs to the region, but also new opportunities for our local supply chain manufacturers,” said Klohs. “We are pleased that viastore was able to capitalize on Dicastal’s investment in the region and bring new business to West Michigan.” 

MODEX 2016 

viastore systems, Inc. will be exhibiting at the 2016 MODEX event April 4-7, 2016 at the Georgia World Congress Center at Booth #1439. At MODEX, solutions needed to solve tough manufacturing and supply chain challenges, identify best practices, exceed customer demands and gain competitive edge are available. viastore, a proud member of MHI, will be presenting a special session titled, “An Incremental Approach to Automation and ROI” on April 5, 2016 from 12:45-1:30 in Theater H.? 

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About viastore systems, Inc.

For over 40 years,?viastore systems, Inc. has been a leading international provider of automated material handling solutions including AS/RS (automated storage and retrieval systems) and conveyor systems, warehouse management systems software, material flow and process controls, and integrated SAP logistics solutions. The company employs over 470 people worldwide and has annual sales of over $140 Million. viastore’s focus is on consulting and planning, together with the implementation and constant improvement of intralogistics solutions with locations in Germany, USA, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Russia, China, Croatia, Turkey, Poland, Israel, Ukraine, Sweden, and Brazil. viastore, headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, is an integrated and certified partner for all major ERP system database and operating system suppliers such as SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft. viastore earned a return spot on Food Logistics’ 2015 FL100+ list of software and technology providers whose products and solutions are key to the global food supply chain. viastore is a proud member of MHI. ?

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