SSI Schaefer has successfully completed a 40 metres tall, rack supported high bay warehouse production, storage and distribution facility in Fredericia, Denmark, for Carlsberg, the fourth largest brewery in the world. Providing 76,000 pallet storage positions, an integrated pallet conveyor system with monorail and eight Schaefer Compact Cranes, the centre now operates via a sophisticated Warehouse Management System that continually ensures an efficient, high throughput process including; the replenishment of production lines and order picking and the sequential allocation of outgoing goods.
The contract to design, plan and build the new production and distribution centre, which is the largest investment project in the history of Carlsberg breweries, was awarded to SSI Schaefer following an international tender and is now one of the most modern and outstanding beverage logistics systems in the world for Carlsberg.
Peter Lambrecht, Project Manager, SSI Schaefer, said: "This is probably one of the most interesting projects that we have completed to date. The biggest challenge was the tight schedule - the plant had to be complete and ready for use within 14 months of winning the contract."