Spanish food retailer Mercadona has achieved complete performance capabilities after partnering with WITRON.
The new, fully automated frozen food warehouse in Guadix, Spain, was completed by WITRON during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Despite the challenges, the project was completed in eight weeks, and as a result of the partnership, the intended system performance was achieved four weeks after the first store was supplied – in the middle of the summer season, with constantly growing throughput volumes of the system, which is designed for almost 50,000 cases per day.
The distribution centre in Guadix is the sixth fully automated frozen food warehouse that WITRON has designed and implemented for Mercadona. Other sites are located in Madrid, Valencia, León, Barcelona, and Abrera.
The new system currently supplies more than 170 Mercadona stores in Andalusia. In total, almost 950 Mercadona stores already receive their frozen goods through fully automated WITRON solutions.