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Case Study: Sumitomo Drive Technologies

Discover how a premier automotive component manufacturer transformed material handling to achieve a rapid ROI.

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In this case study, you’ll learn about:

  • The challenges Sumitomo Drive Technologies faced when they expanded their facility
  • The automation solutions that transformed their facilities to improve productivity and safety while reallocating non-value added activity
  • The impact of implementing a flexible, intuitive solution and working with a vendor that provides hands-on training and support

Sumitomo Drive Technologies expanded its operational footprint by building an additional 100,000 square foot warehouse onto their existing 250,000 square foot facility. With the addition of this distribution center, the company needed to haul parts and components from the new warehouse to assembly lines. The company turned to Seegrid to automate this highly repetitive workflow with goals to to propel their corporate initiatives, reduce lean waste, and build operational resiliency. 


Seegrid automation experts in material handling worked collaboratively with Sumitomo to design a solution to achieve their specific corporate goals. Providing hands-on support and training for the entire staff, Seegrid helped the Sumitomo team become confident and comfortable designing AMR routes, making changes, working alongside the AMR, and learning how to get maximum value out of their solution. Download this case study to learn more about Sumitomo’s challenges, solutions, and results.