Intralogistics system integrator Cimcorp will be exhibiting at LogiMAT, which takes place from 31st May to 2nd June in Stuttgart. The global company will demonstrate its holistic solutions to ramp up the intralogistics of major players in the food retail industry.
Cimcorp says it meets customers’ supply chain challenges by integrating its advanced robotic technologies and software with leading-edge material handling systems.
Netto Marken-Discount automated logistics centre
German food retailer Netto Marken-Discount, boasting the largest range of groceries in the discount segment, is automating its logistics for fresh produce with Cimcorp, making Netto the very first German retailer to use this system.
“Getting fresh fruit and vegetables from producers to the retail floor is an absolute race against the clock,” says Christina Stylianou, Head of Corporate Communications at Netto Marken-Discount. “In many cases, only a few hours pass between receipt at our logistics centres and delivery to our stores. In Cimcorp, we have found a service provider to supply us with a solution for fully automated order picking of ergonomically packed fruit and vegetable pallets, a solution that meets the requirements of our stores – fast, reliably and cost-effectively.”
If the system is successfully commissioned, the retailer plans to implement additional automated logistics systems at its other storage locations. Cimcorp has already successfully deployed automated facilities in the fruit and vegetable sector in other European countries.
Freshness is paramount
Cimcorp solutions are designed to speed up warehouse operations, which is vital for perishable food items in order to maximise their freshness.
“Freshness is synonymous with quality in grocery retail,” explains Kai Tuomisaari, Cimcorp’s VP, Sales. “With limited sales windows for fresh food, faster order processing means that freshness is maximised at the retail store, giving a longer shelf life for perishable products.”
With fresh food, especially perishables, time is essential. The faster products can be delivered to stores, the longer they will be on sale – resulting in more profit.
Automated systems fulfil orders in stages so new products can arrive and be picked immediately to guarantee freshness. Cimcorp’s solutions are designed to meet the modern demands of distribution, including shorter lead times, SKU proliferation and challenging seasonal peaks amid labour shortages. The company has developed unique order fulfilment and storage solutions for the tyre, food and beverage, retail, e-commerce, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and postal services industries.
Meet the team at LogiMAT
Visitors to LogiMAT are invited to discover more about Cimcorp automation for warehouse and distribution applications and book a meeting with the Cimcorp team at the company’s booths (Hall 1 #1B81 & Hall 1 Gallery #1OG90).