September 16, 2019
DMG MORI established a global parts center (PC) in Iga campus, the company’s main manufacturing base on July 9, 2019. President Dr. Masahiko Mori said at the opening ceremony, “the sales will reach nearly 1 trillion yen by 2030.” The latest model of machine tools and cutting-edge technologies were showcased at the open house held for 5 days from July 9, 2019.
Reasons for reaching 1 trillion yen
DMG MORI established the global PC on July 9, 2019 with a floor area of 12,810 square meters in Iga campus, one of its most important manufacturing bases in Iga City, Mie Prefecture.
Dr. Mori said at the opening ceremony, “the sales in 2018 reached 500 billion yen for the first time, but if orders continue to decline, the sale in 2020 will decline 10% to 15%. However, in the long term, we expect sales to be close to 1 trillion yen by 2030.”
The basis for 1 trillion yen is an increase in the average unit price of machine tool. The unit price of machine tool was around 25 million yen ten years ago. It is now approaching 40 million yen due to the influence of 5-axis, compounding, automation and systemization of machine tools. If unit price of machine tool is expected to increase to 50 million yen around 2030, the company has production capacity with 15,000 units, so it will rise to 750 billion yen. 1 trillion yen is within the range when combined with various incidental businesses such as spare parts and other services. “The current shipping rate of machine tools with automation system is in the 20%, but it is expected to rise to 80% by around 2030. The reason is that there will be no countries where people work with low-wage” Dr. Mori said.
Accommodating 100,000 spare parts
Iga global PC can accommodate 100,000 spare parts, equivalent to a total of 6 to 7 billion yen. The floor space is about the same as that of Nara Campus PC, but the capacity is 1.5 times larger. The shipment rate of spare parts within 24 hours is 95%, which is ordered from domestic and overseas customers. The bucket warehouse accommodating small parts has nine automatic warehouses with 26,000 buckets. The pallet warehouse accommodates four automatic warehouses with 6,000 pallets and can load the largest 1t of parts. Services representatives in the machine tool industry are usually distressed by the storage of long sized parts. The large-sized automatic warehouse for exclusive use enables long parts to store up to 7m length. A gantry loader is attached to the top of the warehouse, allowing parts to be moved in and out over the warehouse.
Other major facilities are as follows. The global PC has an automatic warehouse for small parts with 604 shelves, medium-volume rack for small parts, a case conveyor line, and a movable rack. 55 employees will work. The operator uses a portable scanner called a “handy terminal”, and sorts and manages the parts by scanning a QR code unique to the parts. This huge warehouse system is integrated and controlled by a management system made by Toyota Industries. Kazue Sasaki, executive vice president of Toyota Industries, said, “we are proud of making THIS front-runner system although we have delivered a lot of automatic warehouses in Japan and overseas so far.”
Source: SEISANZAI MARKETING Magazine August 2019 issue
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