German Grocery Giant EDEKA chooses WITRON for new DC
EDEKA, the largest German food retailer is going to build its fifth logistics center using WITRON Order Picking Machinery (OPM) technology. The new facility will located in Oberhausen, Germany, with a targeted completion set for early 2022. The 420,000 sq, ft. DC will supply almost 600 stores of the EDEKA-Regionalgesellschaft Rhein-Ruhr daily with more than 10,000 different items from its dry goods assortment. As a general contractor, WITRON is responsible for the design, integration, and service of all IT, and mechanical components.
The expansion was commissioned to replace an aging facility in nearby Moers that EDEKA had outgrown. The new Oberhausen facility will also elevate strain on EDEKA's central warehouse located in Hamm.
With a total of 57,000 pallet locations, 450,000 tray locations, and 57 highly dynamic stacker cranes, Oberhausen is designed to handle a daily pick capacity of 252,000 cases. Cases will be stacked automatically onto pallets and roll containers by 22 Case Order Machines (COM). Larger items will be picked by EDEKA logistics staff using a pick-by-voice system integrated with WITRON's semi-automated Car Picking system (CPS). The WITRON Display Pallet Picking System (DPP) places half, third, and quarter pallets fully automatically onto pallets and roll containers, making parallel picking of several store orders onto one truck possible.
As in the four other EDEKA facilities, WITRON will have an onsite team responsible for service and maintenance of all processes and system components.
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