Schaeffler Italia S.R.L.

European Distribution Center EDC South

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The project / The customer requirement

The industrial division of Schaeffler Group has restructured its global logistics. It is primarily directed toward Europe. 67 percent of the freight volume of the about 255,000 tonnes that the group shipped in 2014 was attributable to the destinations in this region. Through the project “European Distribution Centre” (EDC), a high-performance logistics network based on four locations in Continental Europe has been formed. The project objective is to improve market supply to Europe and achieve optimised supplier performance.

The EDC Middle located in Kitzingen, Germany, is the logistics centrepiece of the future Schaeffler network. Two additional locations have already been completed. In March 2015, EDC North started operations in Arlandastad, Sweden. In October 2015, EDC South started operation in Carisio, Italy.

Completed by Aberle within only eight months as general contractor, the intralogistics are based on the planning concept from Metroplan Logistics Management GmbH in Hamburg.

From material flow planning, controlling software and conveyor systems to shelf construction and automation and on to the design and equipment of new, ergonomic workstations, the system supplier developed a best of breed solution for systems and components that are tailored to meet customer requirements. The system can also be expanded if there is additional growth.