Dutch fresh food supplier automates with Vanderlande

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Van Gelder, the Dutch fresh food supplier, has chosen Vanderlande to implement an automated solution at its new distribution centre in Ridderkerk, near Rotterdam.

The 30,000 sq m site will be used for the storage, sortation and distribution of fruit and vegetable products, as well as acting as the company’s innovation centre.

Vanderlande’s solution is based around Adapto, its flexible storage, retrieval and transport system.

Alongside 92 Adapto shuttles that serve more than 52,000 tray storage locations, Vanderlande will deliver goods-to-person packing stations and automated case picking technology.

The DC will also house pallet high-bay storage with multiple temperature zones for almost 4,000 pallet locations. Construction work began last month and is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2019.

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