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30.07.19 - Headland Partners with STOPA Storage Solutions

With the rise of Industry 4.0, manufacturing technology is changing at a rapid pace, transforming all stages in the manufacturing process. Storage is one of the areas affected – no longer static and passively occupying space, it now plays a more active role in the manufacturing process thanks to automation.

Headland Machinery have historically offered a range of automated storage solutions for office, factory floor and warehouse functionality but have recognised the need for further niche solutions being made available for customers.

In keeping with this, Headland have announced their partnership with Stopa. Established in 1963, with its headquarters in Achern, Stopa is a leading German manufacturer of storage solutions for sheet metal and long-span goods, as well as automated parking systems in Europe.

Their storage solutions will be joining Headland’s storage division offerings, alongside renowned storage solutions partner Hanel.

George Yammouni, CEO Headland Machinery, finalised the deal this week with Michael Reichlin, Head of Sales and Marketing for STOPA.  More

15.07.19 - STOPA Anlagenbau GmbH hosts training course in storage technology for international partners in July 2019

Spreading knowledge and expertise is a win-win for all involved. Fostering a deeper understanding of technology and the ways in which it can be used leads to more effective communication between partners. It was this line of thought that led STOPA to invite its sales partners to attend a training course on the current state of technology in automated storage processes.

 

There were many different topics on the agenda, ranging from systems installation (tower and large-scale storage systems) to service. Great interest was shown in the event and partners came from far and wide to attend: from Italy, Belgium, Russia, USA, India, Australia and South Africa. The training course took place over four days, during which the participants visited reference plants in the area. This allowed them to observe the storage systems for long-span goods and sheet metal of customers in the region. They visited companies in Germany including Doll in Oppenau and Metallbau Früh in Freiburg as well as Lohr in Duppigheim, France. The training course also provided the participants with the opportunity to discuss continued collaboration and highlight the current requirements and special features of their respective markets. Such valuable information means STOPA can adapt its technology to specific market needs.

The participants were also able to enjoy some of the culinary delights on offer in the region. STOPA would like to thank all the partners who attended for their commitment and positive response and looks forward to holding further similar international events in the future.

28.06.19 - STOPA present for the first time at Parkopolis – the International Conference of Parking and Mobility

At the same time as the Mobility Orientation Law (LOM) was being passed, parking and mobility experts presented the parking solutions of the future at the 14th Parkopolis trade show. For two days, the focus was placed, in particular, on networked driving, autonomous vehicles and the significance of the public space for mobility. With 2,526 visitors, experts and local authority representatives, the conference was a complete success

At the same time as the Mobility Orientation Law (LOM) was being passed, parking and mobility experts presented the parking solutions of the future at the 14th Parkopolis trade show. For two days, the focus was placed, in particular, on networked driving, autonomous vehicles and the significance of the public space for mobility. With 2,526 visitors, experts and local authority representatives, the conference was a complete success. For STOPA, this was a first appearance which allowed it to make some extremely promising contacts. There was a genuine interest on the part of visitors in automatic parking solutions from a German manufacturer. In particular, the many project-related inquiries from major French cities and the Côte d’Azur revealed the increasing need for automatic parking solutions. There was a lively discussion about how investments in fully automatic parking systems can be made profitable. STOPA is convinced that the quality of the products is always the key factor. This opinion is backed up by the installed systems, which have been operating smoothly and without problems for twenty years.

At the same time, Parkopolis was the first joint event attended in tandem with the French partner company LIFTSYSTEME. In the future, the company will represent STOPA in France in the area of fully automatic car park systems. 

24.06.19 - STOPA Tower Storage System at the centre of sheet metal processing

By investing in a STOPA TOWER Eco Tower Storage System, Winkhaus, a German company which makes building fittings, has improved reliability when handling metal sheets, and so increased its efficiency. Other advantages include, for example, space-saving storage options, the ability to access blank sheets quickly, reduced material damage and a more orderly system.

Uwe Birwe, a qualified engineer who heads Industrial Engineering at Aug. Winkhaus GmbH & Co. KG in Telgte, Germany, is standing in front of a tower storage system that’s six and a half metres tall, four metres long and three metres wide: “We process only metal panels of medium format to cover our product range. So we don’t need a storage system for large-format sheets, and we wouldn’t have considered it anyway in view of our tight space situation.” Just the installation of the compact tower, which had to fit into the available space with millimetre accuracy, was a challenge in itself. The STOPA TOWER Eco, designed by STOPA Anlagenbau GmbH in Achern-Gamshurst, meets all the expectations that Winkhaus, as a leading supplier of top-quality window technology, door locking systems and access management, had placed in its investment.

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