Food retailer Lidl has expanded its logistics centre at Kirchheim unter Teck near Stuttgart in southern Germany with an automated picking system from SSI Schaefer.
In addition to a case picking system, Schaefer includes a high bay racking system with five aisles and around 15,000 pallet storage spaces, plus a Schaefer Tray System with 16,000 storage positions on five storage levels.
The greatest challenges in implementing this were the very high requirements on pallet composition and the handling of packages.
The system now guarantees optimally packed pallets for transporting and then unloading goods at the store. In addition, the implementation of this modular, scalable total solution can be extended virtually without limit.