Grifols picks Jungheinrich for $100m warehouse project

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Healthcare company Grifols has opened two automated rack-clad warehouses in Dublin. It has invested $100 million in the project which is a cornerstone of its international growth strategy.

Jungheinrich’s Systems & Projects Division provided the turnkey solution for the buildings, which occupy 22,000 sqm on a site measuring 11 hectares.

The facility, which was officially opened by Richard Bruton, Ireland’s minister for jobs, enterprise and innovation, has been designed to facilitate the global distribution of plasma-derived products supporting operations in over 67 countries by maximising the flexibility and security of supplies.

One of the new warehouses on the site is a -35°C cold store standing 21 metres high, while the other is a +5°C structure that reaches 31 metres at its highest point.

Both installations came under Jungheinrich’s remit and were specifically designed as rack clad structures.

Jungheinrich was responsible for the installation of the racking, insulated cladding panels, stacker cranes, conveyor systems technology and the warehouse management system – which is bespoke to meet Grifols’ specific requirements.

Barcelona-based Grifols had sales of €3,350 million in 2014, and employs some 14,000 people.

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