Hamburg-based Jungheinrich have been delivering products and services in the in-houselogistics sector since 1953. From its beginnings, with fewer than ten employees, the company now has a workforce of around 10,000 at locations all around the world, and is the third largest intralogistics solutions provider in the world. Quite an achievement! Jungheinrich chose to deploy 3D technologies in product developmentvery early on. This includes 3D mice, with 3Dconnexion SpacePilot Pro's being used by the design engineering teams.
Jungheinrich provides custom, all-round solutions for stacking, transporting, storage and picking. From forklifts, through storage systems to entire logistical systems, customers can select the solution that suits them from a very wide range. But times change, so from the very beginning Jungheinrich took a particular interest in customers’ ever more demanding, changing needs. As a result, product development has become a key element in the company’s success. In this respect, one major step was the introduction of 3D into design engineering. Jungheinrich recognised very early how this technology could be beneficial in product development and brought in its first 3D system, CADDS from Computervision,in 1994. At the same time, the company procured SpaceBall 3D mice so that it could fully exploit the functionality of the CAD software.