Hangzhou Cigarette Factory, a cigarette manufacturer in China, has commissioned Swisslog to design and implement a facility with an automated production process in a deal worth £13 million (CHF 22 million).
The new site is located in Hangzhou, which is 109 miles south west of Shanghai and will feature a flexible, automated cut tobacco production process.
The two companies have worked together for the past ten years. Swisslog will be responsible for the logistics of the cut tobacco production process will cover the transport and storage of the tobacco leaves as well as their blending as required per brand.
It will also include two high-bay warehouses accommodating more than 10,000 pallet locations.
Swisslog will implement its own software products WarehouseManager and AutomationManager as well as install its conveyors and stacker cranes. Moreover, it will be responsible for the controls and the overall integration of systems.