Project development on Catia V 4.0 / V 5.0

AUTOMOTIVE LOGISTICAL PACKAGING
PROJECT
MANAGEMENT


Ergonomics, simulation, development, environment, optimisation

EXTENSIVE EXPERTISE IN PACKAGING FROM THE DESIGN TO THE MANUFACTURING STAGES


The Maillard Industrie Group research centres are organised to respond to three types of customer request:

Execution
Development of packaging based on a plan provided by a constructor or OEM.

Design
Creation of a technical solution based on the specifications drawn up and issued by a constructor or OEM.

Simultaneous engineering: The answer to the reduction in the time for designing vehicles.
Development of a technical solution in parallel with the industrialisation of the component.

GMI’s research departments represent a strong source of proposals and their engineers and technicians are developers of solutions. The organisation is structured to analyse logistical problems in terms of packaging for car parts in accordance with criteria relating to ergonomics, traceability, transportation, storage, repairs, recycling, etc.

The company becomes an integral part of the vehicle development cycle right from the outset. The multidisciplinary research departments design and validate the packaging using the most appropriate software packages, in compliance with the project’s technical and economic constraints.
The installations in the design centres mean that digital files can be exchanged over secure lines.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A High-Speed Machining Centre (HSMC) connected to the research department enables scale 1 validation models to be created.

Remaining in full control of the parameters associated with the logistical packaging function is the permanent objective under the responsibility of the project managers, engineers and technicians.

GMI - the intelligence behind the function

Every day, the group’s research departments have to satisfy a large number of requirements for adapting the packaging to the manufacturers’ and OEM’s transport, workstations and automated production lines.

Transport, ergonomics, automation, goods handling, traceability, reuse, storage, maintenance, recycling…

Given its status as a specialist, the group is also required to provide practical solutions for several constraints associated with protecting packaged parts against the risks that are likely to be encountered during the transportation and storage phases.

Physical-chemical
Rain and dripping, dust, cold, heat, corrosion, solar radiation, electromagnetic fields, fungi, insects, rodents, fog with a high salt content, electrostatic shocks…

Mechanical
SStability, vibration, stackability, collapsibility, capacity, impacts, overturning…

Physical
Dispersion of packaging, loss, theft…