French meat supplier Kermené has chosen Savoye’s Picking Tray System for its operation supplying French supermarket E Leclerc.
The system will enable Kermené, which currently processes 170,000 tonnes of meat each year, to handle 5,000 boxes an hour. The PTS will range over five storage rack aisles.
The 96,875 sq ft temperature controlled distribution site, located to the west of the city of Rennes, close to its meat processing operation, is currently being extended to create an additional 64,500 sq ft.
Alain Bussod, Savoye’s sales director for France, said: “This project involves a high performance, compact, upgradeable order fulfilment system. Fifty autonomous shuttles will circulate over ten levels of quadruple depth racks to pick the products to be prepared.
“The system will automatically schedule the orders according to features (weight and size). Besides that, it will be matched with five automated palletisation lines in output and banderolling devices.”
The new site is projected to be fully operational in mid 2012.