3tn designs and implements efficient industrial control software that optimizes transport and warehousing processes in the metals industry. 3tn offers integrated solutions based on proven modules and tailored to your specific production processes and conditions.
Efficient transfer and storage of goods rely on fast and reliable exchange of information. The myriad of data from production and logistics systems and from all kinds of sensors has to be intelligently and swiftly coordinated.
This requires the knowhow from disciplines as diverse as: crane construction, mechanical engineering, sensor and actuation equipment, RFID, WIFI, etc. And, last but not least, functionalities like communication with databases and integration with ERP and MES systems.
We focus on what we know best: warehouse and transport management in the metals industry. This is a key ingredient of our success.
Thomas Niepmann and Thorsten Tönjes founded 3tn in 1999, after several years of joint project experience in developing and implementing warehouse management systems for the metals industry.
Their business idea was to develop individualized, project-specific software that would allow operators in the metals industry to optimize warehouse management in their operations. In the course of its 20-year history, the company has evolved into a unique industry player: From project to project, 3tn has added new functionalities to its basic system to meet the requirements of daily routines in the mills.
Today, systems from 3tn optimize the transport and storage activities in facilities of leading steel producers, such as Salzgitter AG, thyssenkrupp steel or voestalpine.
The 3tn team consists of software developers, computer scientists, electrical technicians and engineers. They bring expertise to bear in all stages of a project: analyses and feasibility studies, software development, project management, commissioning, and user training.
Our customers benefit from 3tn’s strong focus on the metals industry in that we understand what the mill operators want and need. Our expert teams are familiar with the operating conditions prevailing in the metals industry – with the production plants, the material properties, the transport equipment, the warehousing infrastructure … and with the rules that apply.
We know how to master such complexity of requirements. We have demonstrated that in practice in numerous projects … as provider of the software or as general contractor in projects in which we implemented large-scale solutions for our customers from a single source.
Documented safety with certification according to SCC**
The safety of our employees and the responsibility for our environment have a high priority in our company. The standard "Safety Certificate Contractors" (SCC) is a globally recognized management system.
Certification in accordance with SCC** shows our customers that we take a holistic approach to occupational safety, health and environmental protection and actively implement it.
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