MACO awards Witron follow-up contract

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Mayer & Co Beschläge, based in Salzburg Austria,  is expanding its distribution centre in Trieben, designed by Witron. The centre’s capacity will be doubled by April 2007. The extension is part of a two-phase expansion plan which MACO started to realise in September 2003 jointly with Witron as permanent project partner.
The company is investing 17 million euros over three year, including the second construction stage, to create additional storage capacity and optimise the warehouse processes.
In the course of the second construction stage, Witron will integrate further functionalities into the warehouse management and material flow systems and provide the distribution centre in Trieben with additional PLC technology. It will supply all warehouse components and the complete conveyor system, and will realise the start-up of the complete system. Upon completion of the extension, MACO will be able to store standard products on about 26,000 pallet locations and long goods on an additional 4,500 locations. 14 ASRS cranes will then supply eight picking stations, two of them will be specifically equipped for picking of up to 2.5 m long lock systems. All picking stations are based on the “goods-to-man” principle. In the future, the distribution centre in Trieben will deliver finished goods to all direct-delivery-customers all over the world and to six MACO distribution subsidiaries, one of them in China.

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