Kaeser Compressors is a leading compressor manufacturer and supplier of compressed air systems. Its global distribution center in Coburg, Germany, supplies products and spare parts to locations in Europe as well as its U.S. distribution center. A massive increase in demands on the supply chain was causing problems with the connection of the numerous controls. After upgrading its software, the company has simplified the control of subordinate systems by directly connecting them to the warehouse management and material flow systems.
Investments in warehouse automation have remained fairly strong in recent years and the consensus is that more growth is on the horizon, according to executives in the sector. However, the food and beverage space comes with unique challenges and opportunities. What are they and how are warehouse operators, automation equipment manufacturers and integrators responding? This is what executives shared with Food Logistics.
Frozen Food Turns to Automation to Support Rapid Market Growth According to Industry Leader viastore systems
According to the American Frozen Food Institute, frozen foods have been providing American consumers with convenient, affordable and ever increasing healthy food and meal options since 1930, when Clarence Birdseye’s first line of frozen foods hit grocery stores. Since then, consumers have continued to warm up to frozen foods.
Solving the challenges of cold storage automation is viastore systems, a leading international provider of automated material handling solutions including automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) and conveyor systems, warehouse management systems (WMS) software, material flow and process controls, and integrated SAP logistics solutions for new turn-key systems and for modernizing and updating existing systems.
When Americold needed to expand its facility space to better serve regional customers from its Indianapolis, Ind., the Atlanta-based third-party logistics (3PL) provider of temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics services to the food industry looked up.