KINEXON Drives Operational Efficiency at Continental

How KINEXON AMR & AGV Fleet Management solution helped Continental achieve 250% ROI in Autonomous Mobile Robot Operations.

About Continental

Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2022, Continental generated sales of €39.4 billion and currently employs around 200,000 people in 57 countries and markets.

What You'll Learn From The Case Study

The Situation

Across Continental's manufacturing sites in Rheinböllen, Zvolen, and Changshu, the production of crucial automotive components like friction brake and electronic parking brake systems faced persistent challenges. Despite endeavors towards automation, reliance on manual forklift transport persisted, complicating processes amidst safety concerns over heavy loads. Each facility confronted unique hurdles.

The Solution

To address the Continental AMR rollout, KINEXON delivered its fleet management solution. Designed to streamline and enhance fleet management operations, its standout feature lies in its VDA 5050 compatibility, empowering customers to seamlessly operate their preferred robots from various manufacturers. This vendor-agnostic approach enables the integration of multiple vehicles and interfaces on a single shop floor, creating a unified and efficient automation environment.

The Benefits

1. Boosting Productivity and Extending Automation

2. Streamlining Material Flow and Enhancing Safety

3. Future-Proof and Scalability Assured Through VDA5050

By implementing the Continental Mobile Robots along with the KINEXON Fleet Manager, we were able to reliably automate important core processes to ensure long-time success in the highly competitive automotive business.

Andreas Kerkenhof
Head of Industrial Engineering AMR, Continental
Andreas Kerkenhof
Andreas Kerkenhof
Head of Industrial Engineering AMR, Continental