Virtually silently, the vehicle rolls through the workshop, with not a driver in sight, or even any kind of remote control. It knows what it has to do and steers itself. Atop the flat transporter sits a pallet of preassembled and wrapped components for a compact enclosure – the new AX. The driverless workhorse carries its load to a roller conveyor leading into the warehouse. Workers repeatedly cross its path and can’t resist gazing at the sight – after all, this is new territory for everyone.
The Rittal plant in Haiger was planned from the ground up on a greenfield site. Completed within just under two-and-a-half years, it is packed full of cutting-edge technology and linked up to the massive Rittal data network. Spring 2019 is ramp-up time for the world’s most advanced plant for compact enclosures.