Wilhelm Brandenburg GmbH & Co. OHG

Retrofit in deep-freeze warehouse during ongoing operation

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The project / The customer requirement

Improving storage availability, reducing personnel costs and distinctive increases in throughput were the aims when it came to modernizing the system in the largest production and distribution warehouse of the company Wilhelm Brandenburg GmbH & Co. OHG, one of Germany‘s leading meat processing companies. As the main contractor, Aberle, in an extensive retrofit project under difficult circumstances and in accordance with the regulations concerning fresh food logistics, modernized the entire conveyor system and the control technology. Divided into four sub-projects over a period of one year, initially a six-aisle, automatic buffer store with 7,500 tote storing positions was integrated into the existing conveyor system to the production department, working only at weekends. Subsequently, the automation in the incoming goods at the meat plant and the delivery and installation of a storage and retrieval machine (SRM) for an existing, single-aisle flow rack was carried out. To finish, in the fourth subproject, Aberle brought the control technology of the existing storage and handling equipment up to the current state of the art.