Monday 23rd Oct 2017 - Logistics & Supply Chain

Poco Loco chooses Egemin for warehouse build

Belgian snack food producer Poco Loco has chosen Egemin Automation to construct a new automated high-bay warehouse.

Poco Loco gains new warehouse The site is located opposite Poco Loco’s existing production facility. The two locations will be connected by a 100-metre-long conveyor bridge.

The bridge will house conveyors which transport finished pallets to the warehouse, as well as supply raw materials from the warehouse to the production facility.

“By centralising a major part of our warehouse, we will cut 25,000 truck trips,” said Peter Denolf, managing director of Poco Loco. “We will, therefore, not only save money but will also acquire more control over our own logistics. This will help us respond more flexibly to the demand of our customers.”

The 43 metre high, 8,000 sq m warehouse will have 11 stacker cranes and 910 metres of pallet conveyor – enabling 304 pallets to be moved in and out every hour.

“We have succeeded in separating all the logistics processes and properly aligning them,” said Joris Van Hoye, system and concept engineer at Egemin Automation. “The cooperation with logistics consultant Logflow, who was responsible for mapping the logistics flows of goods and the feasibility study, went very well.”

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