Automated logistics hub for Meier

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TGW Logistics has completed a logistics hub in Nebikon, Switzerland for Walter Meier, a wholesaler of heating and air conditioning systems for residential and commercial buildings.

The hub replaces a network of manual warehouses in six geographical locations and consolidates 30,000 SKUs totalling two million items, as well as 110,000 customer deliveries and 30,000 postal packages a year.

An automatic pallet warehouse with a rack-supported structure and four aisles holds more than 11,000 pallets. Double-deep storage and six tons of load bearing capacity for each shelf on eight levels means that 39 double cycles per hour are possible with the TGW storage and retrieval machines.

In addition, TGW installed an automatic mini-load warehouse for 33,000 totes, including goods-receiving stations, a re-packing station at the pallet loop and an order consolidation area with a dispatch zone.

A manual warehouse with 4,000 storage locations and a shelf rack warehouse with 1,500 storage locations complete the material handling system.

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