Jungheinrich completes German automation project

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Jungheinrich has completed an automated materials handling project on behalf of fastener, screw and machine tool wholesaler Keller & Kambach.

The distribution centre is located just outside Nuremberg and includes a pallet racking warehouse with 35,000 storage locations and an automated small parts warehouse small parts warehouse with storage for 164,000 boxes.

It also includes an automated small parts warehouse for 8,000 trays and an order picking area designed to cope with a fast throughput of orders.

All order picking stations have been set up to support order picking from pallets, as well as boxes and trays, and a Jungheinrich warehouse management system is used to manage all storage areas.

The project was implemented in less than 18 months and according to Dr Ingomar Schubert, head of supply chain management at Keller & Kalmbach was “the most ambitious construction project in our company’s history”.

The project represents one of Jungheinrich’s largest automated jobs to date. Steve Richmond, general manager for Jungheinrich UK’s Systems & Projects Division, said: “Jungheinrich has significantly developed its capabilities in the area of integrated solutions and automation over recent years.

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