SSI Schaefer says the cold store industry lags behind other market leaders when it comes to warehouse systems and logistics. While capacities increase, the average degree of use in most warehouses is 75 per cent.
As a result, SSI Schaefer has developed a business support unit, aimed at helping modernise systems used by cold store companies.
Bob Jane, business development manager, SSI Schaefer, says: “Many companies in the cold store industry are not aware of the space optimisation and productivity gains that can be achieved by using modern design systems.”
The business unit will provide each cold store operation with one source of contact during the development and implementation stages that has access to a variety of automated solutions for the deep-freeze industry, including construction and IT.
It will also ensure that each warehouse and conveyor system specialist is able to deal with all areas of automated warehouse management and stock turnover on any individual project. Activities will range from planning an automated warehouse to implementation.