Syskron wins dairy contract
Bavaria, Germany is investing in a new warehouse logistics project.
The dairy producer Milchwerke Berchtesgadener Land Chiemgau in Bavaria, Germany is investing in a new warehouse logistics project.
Syskron - a subsidiary of Krones - has been commissioned to create a high-bay warehouse with a capacity of approximately 6,400 pallet slots, and link it up to the existing warehouse structure. BLG-Milchwerke is a well-established vendor on the premium market for milk and dairy products, opted for an all-inclusive single-sourced job.
"We're proud of our subsidiary Syskron, whose expert knowledge and can-do professionalism convinced BLG-Milchwerke to give them the order", said Volker Kronseder, board chairman of Krones.
The material flow engineering involved covers the entire spectrum of present-day pallet conveyor design, with vertical transfer units and distribution carriages all the way through to an electric overhead conveyor and computerised management.
All the stops have been pulled out when it came to statistics and architecture, too. To illustrate this, a 150-metre-long, almost self-supporting connection bridge is being built in complete trussed construction as a transport link between the new and existing high-bay warehouses.
In addition to the mechanical components, the existing material flow and control structure, plus the inventory management system's IT technology, are supplied.
The project's remit also includes modifying the transport flows of the individual conveyor systems in the existing facility, enabling them to cope with the new system's capacity requirements as well.
The new equipment will be installed in the first part of 2003.