Westfalia does not just limit itself to the design and implementation of new logistics systems. We offer special expertise when it comes to modernising and extending existing systems, whatever the make.
In this respect, the customer benefits from our many years of experience in the fields of mechanical engineering, control and software. With specialists from all three sectors to be found under our roof, we ensure a holistic approach right from the word go.
Each of our projects is preceded by an intensive phase of evaluation and analysis. Working in close cooperation with everyone involved in the project, we review current situations, formulate objectives and targets and agree implementation with our customer's managers at every step of the way.
Systems forming part of a functional and cost-efficient, holistic concept
Westfalia's engineers and technicians decide individually for each project whether the customer's needs would be best served in terms of cost by a new concept or modernisation.
At the start of each project the options and limits for modernisation are analysed, taking current and future market requirements into consideration as well as the needs of the plant operator.
Analysis focuses on the options and limits for modernisation, paying special attention to current market requirements and the needs of the plant operator.
In discussion with the customer, the technical shortcomings and bottlenecks of the system are examined during a system check. The impact of modernisation to be expected on productivity and economical efficiency are planned jointly. Our specialists use this as their basis for the preparation of a concept and project planning for the work.
The customer learns what services we will provide according to a specific detailed concept. The performance parameters achievable through modernisation are compared with the cost of new investment and analysed.
It goes without saying that this mathematical comparison is presented to the customer in a highly graphic and transparent form, ready for a decision to be taken. Given the in-depth analytical procedure used, it is is irrelevant which company originally designed and built the plant.
When the project involves modernisation, we always guarantee maximum flexibility in relation to process organisation and scheduling. After all, the aim is not to disrupt the customer's ongoing operations, but to work in parallel as far as possible and adapt to specific operational cycles.
A new concept and the revision of existing technical structures basically involves five points. The individual modules interact with each other perfectly in the framework of global optimisation – but may also be enabled singly or staggered (step-by-step).