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FlexQube and Proterra Together Design Material Handling Carts



FlexQube Tyre Rack at Proterra

Windshield cart

FlexQube flow rack

FlexQube shelf at Proterra

FlexQube carts at Proterra Bus 1

FlexQube carts at Proterra Bus 2

FlexQube and Proterra, together during 2017, have designed and implemented more than 25 different designs of material handling carts for Proterra's electric bus plants in Greenville, SC, and Los Angeles, CA.

The two companies have during the spring/summer worked together in a project with the following objectives:

  • Create a more efficient material flow including tugger carts, kit-carts and racks
  • Come up with new innovative ideas for parts presentation
  • Achieve best possible ergonomics for operators
  • Standardize design of intralogistics equipment such as racks and carts
  • Create a neat and futuristic looking production plant that is future proof.

"By working with our unique process tool DesignOnDemand, where we design the solutions together with the customer, we have been able to quickly design and deliver many applications to support the fast ramp up plans at Proterra," said a company spokesperson. The interest for electric buses is growing rapidly in North America because many cities want to reduce air pollution in city environments.

Lalit Savalia, Manufacturing Engineering Manager at Proterra, said, "The process for me has been very seamless and transparent from design to implementation of the different applications. All solutions work great and they are very unique, which differentiates FlexQube from other competitors. The concept is very modular and you can build many different solutions with the same parts."

Anders Fogelberg, CEO of FlexQube, said, "We are extremely happy that Proterra believed in our ability to help out with state-of-the-art material handling carts for its ramp up. I am especially thankful to have us working with companies that deliver this environmental friendly product that will make our cities cleaner and less noisy. We look forward to be part of the continued growth for Proterra."

For more information contact:

FlexQube

720 Empire Expressway

P.O. Box 1327

Swainsboro, GA 30401

www.flexqube.com

Proterra, Inc.

1815 Rollins Road

Burlingame, CA 94010

www.proterra.com

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