Business Solutions & Consultants helps United Launch Alliance become more organized, save space, and be more productive when processing larger orders.


Formed in 2006, United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a 50-50 joint venture by Lockheed Martin and The Boeing Company. ULA brings together two of the launch industry’s most experienced and successful teams – Atlas and Delta – to provide reliable, cost-efficient space launch services for the U.S. government.

Manufacturing, assembly & integration operations are carried out at their state-of-the-art production facility. In addition, ULA has nearby warehouse facilities that feed parts and supplies to the assembly process.

ULA was storing all of their inventory on standard pallet racks. This was not an ideal storing process for the amount kept in inventory. ULA contacted their local Business Systems and Consultants (BSC) of Birmingham, Alabama to help them become more organized, save space and be more productive when processing larger orders.

BSC Solves the Problem

BSC recommended the Rotomat® Vertical Storage Carousel from Hänel Storage Systems. This is because, The Rotomat® would allow ULA to take advantage of their full ceiling height. It would also allow storing more inventory in a much smaller footprint. Since the inventory was consistent over time and most items were of a uniform size and shape, it was an ideal application for a vertical carousel.

Rotomats can have a variety of shelves, drawers, bins and dividers to hold many inventory items. United Launch Alliance began with a bank of 4 Rotomat Vertical Storage Carousels.

Hänel’s advanced, microprocessor-based controllers is allowing the units to be integrated into their existing warehouse management system (WMS). Orders will process across multiple machines for maximum productivity and time savings.

The success of the initial units convinced ULA to later expand with two additional Rotomat units.

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Contact Business Systems & Consultants today at (205) 988-3300 and we’ll help you find the perfect solution(s) for all of your vertical storage, control, and productivity needs.