Robotic picking system for Finnish brewer

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Olvi Brewery has installed a Cimcorp robotic dolly picking system at its headquarters’ facility in Iisalmi, Finland.

Olvi distributes beers, ciders, soft drinks, energy drinks and bottled water directly to retailers from the site.

The Cimcorp solution includes gantry robots for handling the dolly picking as well as software, which controls the material flow after production – from the high-bay warehouse to the loading docks for order fulfilment.

Olvi’s previous order picking solution by Cimcorp has been modified to handle keg in addition to beverage trays. Cimcorp also provided the software modifications needed for controlling the keg gripper.

Marjatta Rissanen, customer service and administration director at Olvi Brewery, said: “30-liter kegs are hard to handle because of their size and weight. Previously, kegs were picked manually and added to customer-specific pallets. During the summer season, the amount of kegs picked each day increases dramatically due to heightened demand. The new keg gripper will not only help optimize handling during peak times of the year, but also make it safer for our employees and get products to our customers faster.”



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