Packaging for Q. Glass
Packaging for sun roofs with rotomoulded mobile separators
Wallet type durable packaging
Rear window durable rack – Polyurethane separators and cushion bars
Bumpers packaging – loading/unloading from both sides
Reusable packaging for bumpers with walk-in opening on 2/3 of the length for better ergonomics
Trolleys for Bumpers sequence delivery
Hanging packaging (CRM) for sequence conveying and deliveries of bumpers
Battery rack with rotomoulded plastic cells
Rotary moulded packaging for Rear Axle
robot unloading Tyres packaging
Wallet type Rack for sequenced wheels
Two-level-packaging for HVACS
Trolley for seats sequence deliveries
Steel rack with Stacker –pillars for roofs in a 100% automatic facilities
Rack for Tail gates
Steel packaging for Door Frames
Rack for Bonnet/Hood Assembly in vertical position.
Air bag / Security
Non collapsible rack for air bags
Engines and transmissions
Single wall rotomouled rack for transmissions
Collapsible rack with PU Injected stands
Rotomoulded dunnage with a central locking system
Rack with rotomoulded “drawers”
Trolleys for Bumpers sequence deliveries
In a very competitive market, car manufacturers and tier 1 and tier 2 suppliers must be able to depend on reliable partners. For nearly 40 years, the GROUPE MAILLARD INDUSTRIE has been meeting the strictest requirements and supporting all its customers looking for performance, from consultancy through to serial production.
Thanks to its experience in the complementary professions of metallurgy and plastics processing and its extensive knowledge of automotive supply chain organisation, GMI provides specific and innovative solutions to meet every challenge: environmental impact, parts quality, personnel safety, ergonomics, fatigue, automation, synchronous supply… GMI designs and manufactures specific containers, sustainable packaging, logistics rolling stock and supply furniture that are cost-effective and adapted to the packaging of all the components of a vehicle.
GMI will meet your expectations whilst putting innovation and environmental protection at the heart of its solutions.
GMI provides support in the partial or complete management of all your projects in France or overseas for the ongoing optimisation of logistics flows, ranging from the layout of work stations to supply chain management.
Valued by key players in the automotive industry, the group’s multicultural teams are present in each country to support you in the management of your international projects.
Our skills at a
Consultancy and expertise
in France and internationally
development Delegated engineering
Extensive experience in
Plastics processing and metallurgy
From research to serial production
GMI designs and manufactures specific returnable packaging which adapts to the shape of the parts being transported and offers bespoke solutions to meet the Lean Manufacturing requirements and the needs of each customer’s industrial environment.
Examples of our work: Special containers, wire mesh containers, rolling bases, carts and trolleys, turners, tilters, dynamic furniture, kanban, AGV, Kitting, metal racks, cradles and slings, stacker columns, rotomoulded trays and pallets, thermoformed trays and separators, automatic feeding furniture, Lean Manufacturing solutions, CRM, Mother-Dolly…
We can oversee all of your project parameters and provide complete specific and innovative solutions.
Specifications, data approval
CAD Research and Development, Industrialisation
Prototyping, 3D Printing, Test & Simulation
Approval / Certification
Industrialisation, Tooling, Preseries / Series production
Quality control / Delivery
Delegated / simultaneous engineering
To meet a growing demand due to the reduction of design and marketing times for new vehicles, several years ago we introduced a structure that allows us to handle business using Delegated engineering services.
From analysis of your requirements to the implementation of complete solutions, our teams oversee the management of you project. We work closely with your teams to ensure the development, planning and validation of the selected solutions, by controlling quality and by optimising costs and deadlines.
Multidisciplinary design office
Our design office meets the multiple requirements for adapting packaging to transport, workstations and automated lines.
Every day our engineers and designers develop comprehensive optimised solutions to satisfy the technical, ergonomic, mechanical and environmental constraints and specificities of each project.
- Volume optimisation / Bulk / Mass / Foldability
- Hygiene and security legislation
- Aesthetic part Quantity
- per pack
- Recycling requirements
- Transport type / Logistics flow
- Carbon footprint reduction Manual
- robotised handling
Our R&D engineers constantly analyse new expectations and develop innovative solutions to tomorrow’s problems. They research and/or develop new materials and improve our production systems so that we are armed with the answers before you have asked the question.
Prototyping and tooling
Our factory has a dedicated workshop and the industrial equipment needed to create prototypes for the validation of technical solutions (geometry, dimensional, ergonomics, kinematic…) before launching serial production. 3D printing of the part to be packaged for physical validation of the prototype completes the service.
The design and creation of tools and templates is overseen by our team of specialists and are subject to geometric, dimensional and functional validation to ensure quality and repeatability of productions.
With our extensive experience of complementary technologies (welding / thermoforming / rotomoulding / polyurethane / wire forming) and our expertise in each field, we are able to optimise each stage of the production process in order to guarantee optimised technico-economic solutions.
Certified ISO 9001 compliant since 1996, our production patterns supported by our processes allow us to guarantee product quality at each stage of production.
Automotive logistics packaging is packaging specially designed to allow transport, storage and handling of automotive components between two workshops or two plants (car manufacturer, equipment manufacturer, subcontractor).
Adapted packaging makes it possible to rationalise production flows and the storage of components, to protect them effectively during transport, to optimise their handling, whether manual, automated or robotised, and to facilitate the work of the operators through ergonomics during the assembly of the parts.
Automotive manufacturers, who were the first to embark on productivity improvement programmes, quickly recognised the benefits of optimising the management and security of production flows through logistical packaging systems.
The automotive industry, at the forefront of this research, has developed the basis for these new issues:
Packaging is designed to adapt to each type of part.
Tailgate Cylinder / Wing Mirror / Rear View Mirror / Mudguard / Bumper Grill / Door Handle / Bumper / Radiator Grill / Bonnet Cylinder / Fender / Rear View Mirror Shell
Bumper Bracket / Door Components / Bonnet / Trailer Hitch / Protective Strip / Front End / Bumper Reinforcement / Rocker Panel / Central Locking / Tailgate Lock / Front Spoiler / Rear Spoiler / Engine Bonnet / Fender Extension /
Wheel Arch / Boot Tailgate / Window Seal / Door Seal / Emblems / Load Floor / Sills / Rear Quarter Window / Body Side / Tyre / Rim / Hub Cap / Door Pillar / Roof Pillar / Roof Trim / Headliner / Door Handle / Side Rail / Roof / Sun Roof
Alternator / Starter / Alternator Regulator / Light Range Corrector Adjuster / Horn / Starter Solenoid / Battery / Main Harness / Air Conditioning Harness / Engine Compartment Harness / Interior Harness / Floor Harness / Control Harness / Spark Plug / Voltage Regulator / Lighting and Signalling / Rear Light / Headlights / Indicator Light / Fog Light / Number Plate Light / Additional Brake Light / Rear Reflector / Rear Fog Light / Position Light / Daytime Running Lights / Headlight Glass / Reversing Light / Brake Light / Optics
Carpets / Central console / Seat / Headrest / Armrest / Dashboard / Glove box / Meter / Central facade / Control pod/ Steering wheel / Overhead trim / Door panels / Central console / Interior rear-view mirror / Sun visor / Pedal board / Window lift system / Seat rails / Seat belt / Airbags / Bezel frame
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) / Brake support plate / Brake cooling channel / Brake disc / Brake drum / Brake lining / Brake pad / Brake pedal / Brake piston / Brake pump / Brake roller / Brake servo / Brake shoe / Brake indicator / Calibrated friction brake / Calliper / Valve combination / Dual circuit brake system / Retaining springs / Hose / Hydraulic booster unit / Load sensing valve / Master cylinder / Metering valve / Parking brake lever / Hand brake handle / Differential pressure valve / Metering valve
/ Tank / Shoe return spring / Vacuum brake booster / Wheel cylinder (from slave cylinder) / Master Cylinder
Engine / Accessory belt / Air duct / Air intake housing / Air intake collector / Camshaft / Connecting rod / Crank load case / Crank pulley / Crankshaft
/ Cylinder head / Cylinder head cover / Other cylinder head cover parts / Cylinder head cylinder / Distributor / Transmission belt / Engine block / Engine cradle / Vibration damper / Engine valves
• Fan belt / Pin (crank pin) / Harmonic balancer / Assembly / Piston / Piston pin and crank pin / Piston pin bushing / Piston ring and circlip / Fan valve / Pulley / Rocker arm / Toggle cover / Turbocharger and supercharger / Pusher / Valve / Valve body / Valve spring / valve stem seal / water pump pulley / fuel rail / Engine cooling / turbine blower / coolant hose / fan / fan blades / fan clutch / radiator / radiator fairing (fan) / radiator pressure cap / Overflow tank / Thermostat / Water line / Water pump / Water pump gasket / Water tank / Hose / Fan motor unit
Catalytic converter / Exhaust collar / Exhaust bracket / Exhaust flange gasket / Exhaust gasket / Exhaust manifold / Exhaust manifold gasket / Exhaust pipe / Heat shield / Muffler
Spacer ring / Exhaust line / Particle filter
Fuel supply system
Air Filter / Carburettor / Choke Cable / EGR Valve / Fuel Tank Cap / Fuel Cell / Fuel Cooler / Fuel Distributor / Fuel Filter / Fuel Filter Gasket / Fuel Injector / Fuel Injector Nozzle / Fuel Line / Fuel Pump / Fuel Pump Gasket / Fuel Pressure Regulator / Fuel Rail / Fuel Tank / Fuel Water Separator
/ intake manifold / intake manifold gasket / LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) system assembly / throttle body / air filter
Suspension and steering system
Axle / Camber Arm / Control Arm / Beam Axle / Central Pivot / Side Link / Power Steering / Shock Absorber / Spindle / Stabilizer Bars and Linkage / Steering Arms / Steering Box / Steering Column Assembly / Rack & Pinion / Steering Shaft / Steering Wheel / Steering Wheel (Drive Wheel) / Rocket / Tie Rod / Tie Rod / Steering Ball / Track Bar / Swing Arm / Spring / EDR Wheel Assembly
Adjustable pedal / Axle shaft / Carrier assembly / Chain wheel and sprocket / Clutch assembly / Clutch cable / Clutch disc / Clutch fan / Clutch fork / Clutch hose / Clutch lever / Clutch lining / Clutch pedal / clutch pressure plate / flyweight / clutch spring / differential / differential case / bearing pinion / differential clutch / spider gears / differential housing / differential flange / differential / differential seal
Steering wheel sprocket / Equipment / Gear coupling / Gear pump / Gear ring / Gear stick
Freewheel / Articulation / Master cylinder / Output shaft / Pinion / Selection fork / Gear lever / Slave cylinder / Speed reducer / Torque converter / Trans-axle housing / transfer case / transmission gear / transmission joint and linked piston / transmission spring
Air conditioning system Various
HVAC / Condenser / Air Conditioning Package / Evaporator / Compressor / Cabin filter
The environment is a central concern for logisticians, worried about the impact of their activity on the planet. A number of solutions can be deployed in response to this concern:
1 – Reduced impact with sustainable packaging
The reusable packaging for automotive parts and components logistics pollute less as they are used several times before getting to end-of-life. So the more times reusable packaging is used, the lower its environmental impact. On average, a sustainable automotive container will be used for 5 to 7 years (about the average life span of a vehicle).
2- Reduced impact with optimised design
The technical solutions ensure trucks are filled optimally to help reduce our carbon footprint.
3- Reduced impact with the use of regenerated plastic materials