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DEMATIC AWARDED AMERICOLD AUTOMATION PROJECT

10-06-2020
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Intralogistics innovator Dematic will deliver an automation system for two temperature-controlled warehouses in partnership with Americold, a leading temperature-controlled infrastructure and supply chain solutions and services company.

The automation project, which is expected to improve efficiency for a major US grocery retailer, will feature Dematic’s automated mixed-case palletising system for highly efficient, shelf-ready pallets.

That integrated system handles goods-in receiving, automatic delaying, tray handling, sortation, automatic pallet building, dispatch trailer sequencing and ergonomic case picking.

The system also features both a Dematic high-bay unit load AS/RS for pallets and the Dematic Multishuttle for case buffering and sequencing. The combination of these technologies, managed and operated by Dematic software, creates the most effective compact mixed-case handling solution on the market.

“At Americold we have a unique lens into the temperature-controlled supply chain,” says David Stuver, executive vice president of supply chain solutions at Americold.

“To help us offer world-class service to our customers, we were seeking an automation partner to facilitate the future hyper-connected, enabled supply chain in retail fulfilment,” he says.

“With large-scale global capabilities and innovative automation solutions, Dematic is an ideal partner to help us create state-of-the-art facilities that will help Americold transform the supply chain.”

The new facilities will be true four-wall automated solutions with automated mixed-case palletising systems to ensure cube optimisation improvements. Highly efficient packing means fewer trucks needed for delivery, and shelf-ready pallets allow for the quickest possible stocking of store shelves.

“The Dematic Centre of Excellence for Grocery worked in true partnership with Americold to develop the right solution,” says Bernard Biolchini, Dematic Americas CEO.

“These fully automated facilities, powered by Dematic iQ software, will provide immense operational flexibility, supporting an omnichannel experience and multi-channel growth.”

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