16 juil 19

Seat uses drones to deliver parts

In its Martorell factory, Seat is using drones to ship parts to the other side of the premises. The project is a collaboration with Grupo Sesé.

The drones will be used to guarantee just in time deliveries of steering wheels and airbags to the Seat assembly lines. The pilot project is being carried out under the supervision of the Spanish Aviation Safety and Security Agency and will go forward in an experimental phase with several flights per day.

The addition of drones will improve flexibility on the production lines by connecting the just over two kilometre distance that separates both facilities for just in time fast deliveries in only 15 minutes, a process which is currently done by truck and takes 90 minutes. With this move, every time a part is needed on the production line, delivery will be made quickly, thus improving efficiency.

It is the first time drones have been used to deliver parts in Spain. In Germany, ZF started using drones for parts delivery at the end of 2018.

Authored by: Benjamin Uyttebroeck