Constellation Europe, part of Constellation Brands, one of the world’s largest wine companies, has chosen a number of RedPrairie’s supply chain software solutions for its 870,000 sq ft bonded warehouse and bottling plant being commissioned at Avonmouth.
The energy-efficient facility with 80,000 pallet positions and many docking doors is due to open in October 2008. At 35 acres – the size of 12 football pitches – the new site is set to treble Constellation Europe’s existing warehousing and bottling capacity.
It has been claimed that the new facility will be the largest bonded warehouse in Europe and the largest wine-packaging facility in the UK. In addition to warehousing and distribution, the state-of-the-art facility will also handle the bottling of bulk-imported wine from South Africa, Australia and the United States, an activity that was previously carried out at the company’s Whitchurch site. Constellation will be using Warehouse Management, Duty Management, Yard Management and Workforce Management from RedPrairie’s E2e suite.