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Installation retains flexibility

04 July 2023

A CONVENIENCE retail service provider made retaining flexibility a key requirement of its storage layouts when it opened two new warehouses to facilitate expansion.

German company Lekkerland contracted AR Racking equip the two new logistics centres, which have a combined capacity of 57,459 pallets. AR Racking installed adjustable pallet racking systems for both projects.

Lekkerland corporate real estate development manager Robert Kosmol, says: “The objective was to invest in very versatile and adaptable infrastructure that would help optimise the space without losing flexibility to increase our stock and improve inventory control in the picking area. The quality of the racking, the comprehensive project management and the continuous communication with AR Racking gave us added value in the installation of these two new warehouses.”

Lekkerland is in the process of reorganising its logistics in Germany between now and 2030 to adapt to present and future opportunities. Lekkerland is dedicated to the distribution of food products and other items to petrol stations, kiosk, retailers, quick service restaurants and similar businesses. The two new warehouses in Kerpen and Wedemark will help to optimally serve the needs of customers in the long-term, for example, meeting the growing demand for fresh items such as wraps and salads.

The storage systems designed mean that the Wedemark warehouse will have a capacity of 30,954 pallet positions, while the Kerpen warehouse has 26,505 positions. In the latter case, seismic zone 3 criteria were also adopted. This is racking designed for euro pallets of up to 1,000kg, that allow the storage of refrigerated and non-refrigerated products, among others.

Some areas were fitted with frames with three uprights, which are equipped with ascending roller beds for order preparation. The industrial racking installed by AR Racking is 10 metres high in various layouts and with up to 6 levels. The aisles between the racking are 3.5 metres wide.

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