Supporting global brands with innovative cold storage material handling solutions.
By consolidating distribution functions, distribution operations are now streamlined and the center can handle high-frequency and small-lot deliveries for retailers. In addition to supplying products to mass retailers, the center also delivers to small-scale food stores.
In light of ARUP's double-digit growth it was determined that the ability to maintain this rate of growth could only be reached by implementing an Automated Storage and Retrieval System (AS/RS) for their freezer trays. They also needed to consolidate multiple sample types into one automated system, improve chain of custody quality for specimen samples. Additional automation was required for the picking and placing of test tubes.
ICA consistently responds to consumer needs, providing high-quality affordable goods to consumers with its unique procurement and supply system. In 2006, the company commenced the operation of one of the largest distribution centers in Helsingborg, southern Sweden, as a supply chain hub. In May 2011, full-scale operation of material handling systems began further improving efficiency at the center.
Blue Bell Creameries
When you're moving ice cream in a facility that is -20 degrees Farenheit, timing and reliabiliity are critical. Manually handling and storing skids of ice cream is diffiult, especially when facing the crucial problem of a lack of space. Blue Bell Creameries needed a way to automate the process and use their vertical space more efficiently.