Jungheinrich is building an automation solution for Coca-Cola HBC at its Radzymin plant in Poland. The new warehouse system expands the existing facility and offers state-of-the-art technology. Some construction measures will be completed during ongoing operations. Commissioning is planned for 2022.
Make full use of available space, create new storage capacity and increase throughput: That was Coca-Cola HBC’s assignment to Jungheinrich. For the implementation, the Hamburg-based intralogistics expert relies on the 42-metre-high and 60-metre-long high-bay warehouse in silo construction. It ensures maximum space utilisation with a high handling capacity at the same time. The automatic high-bay warehouse comprises a total of four aisles and provides space for up to 14,000 beverage pallets, which can be stored double-deep. All processes in the high-bay area of the warehouse are fully automated. Jungheinrich’s experts designed it with the option of expansion: Additional aisles can be added at a later date without any complications during ongoing operation.
The new warehouse solution from Jungheinrich also improves the transport route from production. To this end, the Hamburg-based intralogistics expert has carried out modifications and expanded the existing conveyor systems: A monorail system with a bridge is now the heart of Radzymin. It transports finished beverage bottles to all available storage locations – both in the new high-bay warehouse and in automatic warehouses. Jungheinrich’s custom-fit intralogistics concept allows an optimal flow of materials between the different areas in the plant.
Szymon Matulka, BU Engineering Manager Poland & Baltics at Coca-Cola HBC: ”The facility is something special for us. With the automated high-bay warehouse and the improved transport routes, we are setting standards in terms of efficiency and safety. In this way, we ensure consistently high availability of our products.”
In addition, storage and retrieval machines from MIAS, the Jungheinrich subsidiary, bring speed to the automated pallet warehouse: Thanks to special devices, high speed prevails during and retrieval for goods weighing up to seven tonnes. Here, too, additional devices can be integrated if required. In addition, the existing Warehouse Management System (WMS) was replaced. In the future, Coca-Cola HBC will use only one WMS for the entire warehouse, which includes various intralogistics solutions. It will be used to manage all facilities and processes. The software helps to identify possible optimisations, such as the distribution of goods to the different warehouse locations.
Lech Sowinski, Project Manager Technical Sales ASRS at Jungheinrich: “For us at Jungheinrich, state-of-the-art intralogistics means efficient and economical warehouse concepts. This is exactly what the solution we designed for Coca-Cola HBC in Poland offers. The new warehouse impresses with an optimised material flow. Since all the trades come from a single source, rapid integration and optimal communication between the systems is also possible.”