Case study overview
Name: Andritz Hydro AS
Location: Jevnaker, Norway
Products: Pull-out unit (POU) storage solutions
Andritz Hydro supplies, inspects and maintains hydroelectric and power plant equipment for power generation projects across Norway and beyond.
As a fast-growing business, Andritz Hydro has a continuously expanding inventory of components and products at its Jenvaker site – and in recent times this has created space shortages and issues with inventory management.
With pallets stored in several locations, and not necessarily to a logical system, locating and accessing products and parts quickly and efficiently was becoming problematic.
Constructor’s masterful solution was to provide two new installations using pull-out units (POUs) – one for project-specific storage and one for the bespoke mounting tools that installation teams require swift access to.
The rationale for this is that components are purchased based on a project number that’s already registered when products and components arrive at Jenvaker.
Now, all products and components for the same project number are stored systematically in Constructor’s POUs, and Andritz Hydro installers can locate and access whatever they need, quickly and efficiently.
Mounting tools, for example, are stored in POUs with specially designed pallet collars to optimise the space, while higher pallet racks are used as buffer storage and for less frequently used items.
''With these fantastic new Constructor pull-out units, we now have a much-improved overview of our inventory, and we can now store, locate and access items with a much more workable and efficient system.” - Bjørn Inge Hoem, Andritz Hydro.
ANDRITZ HYDRO AS employs over 160 people in Jevnaker, where it has a workshop area of 5,000 m2 and stores a vast inventory of products and parts for distribution to hydroelectric projects all over Norway, Europe and further afield. www.andritz.com