Efficiency for 50,000 tons of cheese trough modernization

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The project / The customer requirement

With eleven plants in Austria, processing more than 1.3 billion kilograms of milk per year, dairy cooperative Berglandmilch eGen. at Wels is one of the largest manufacturers in the food sector in Austria. More than 11,000 dairy farmers deliver their milk to the production sites. There Berglandmilch-Group produces more than 1,000 different articles ranging from fresh products, UHT milk, cheese, butter, yoghurt and curd cheese. The largest cheese dairy of the group is situated at Feldkirchen, north of Salzburg. 40 different varieties of cheese are produced there. During three shifts 120 employees process and refine up to 1 million liters of milk a day, creating coveted cheese varieties, sought after by customers in more than 50 countries throughout the world.
The cheese warehouse is directly connected to the production site. With a continuous increase in cheese production at Feldkirchen and considering technological development the existing system could no longer fulfill the requirements in terms of efficiency. To be able to cope with further growth and harder competition in the market Berglandmilch decided to update intralogistics within a reasonable modernization project to a state-of-the-art solution.
In a challenging Retrofit-project Aberle has upgraded the cheese warehouse in Feldkirchen of production cooperative Berglandmilch with state-of the art pallet conveyors and modern control systems during continuous operation and thus prepared the system for further growth and future market requirements.