INDONESIA – Mosca GmbH and Fuji Yusoki Kogyo Ltd have partnered in their efforts to grow market demand for fully automated processes in Indonesia.
Mosca, a German strapping machinery manufacturer, and Japanese robotics systems manufacturer Fuji Yusoki are working to introduce to Indonesian corrugated cardboard producers the benefits of a fully automated end-of-line logistics chain solution (from bundle to pallet).
“The Indonesian market is undergoing constant development in the area of corrugated cardboard,” says Timo Mosca, Managing Director and CEO of Mosca GmbH. “A few years ago, demand for more automation initially grew in the area of bundle strapping, and ultimately more and more of our Indonesian customers demanded solutions for fully automated strapping of bundles.”
The two strategic partners - who have various joint installations in countries such as Taiwan, China, and South Korea - recently held two one-day workshops in Indonesia to demonstrate how financial benefits can be drawn from fully automated logistics even in areas with a low wage structure.
Investing to reduce costs over the long term
Mosca evaluated internal processing data of a pallet strapping project which was put into operation in early 2013 at an Indonesian customer’s site. This, Mosca says, provided evidence that automation of pallet strapping together with restructuring of downstream logistics processes already pays for itself after only two years and five months.
If a fully automated strapping line has a service life of up to 20 years, this means that it is not just the investment costs that are paid off after a very short time. The system also saves ongoing costs over several years, which ultimately amounts to a multiple of the original investment.
Additional use of a robotic palletiser of Fuji Yusoki automates the entire process one step further, making it even more efficient.
There is high potential for fully automated processes despite low wage structures in Asia, says Timo Mosca, “We know that interest in fully automated palletising and pallet strapping is growing in all Asian markets. That is why we want to show our customers solutions that enable them to automate their production processes, allowing them to be more streamlined, efficient and sustainable.
"As part of our workshops, we not only show our Indonesian clients where savings are possible within their production,” he adds. “For us, direct contact was also important. In numerous conversations we were able to develop a better sense of the needs of our customers. And we want to meet these needs as a reliable partner on site.”