Founded in 1899, the family-owned company Mineralquelle Eptingen AG, based in Eptingen, Switzerland, comprises the two filling and production sites at Eptingen and Lostorf.
The success of the business and the associated higher output of the Eptinger filling systems led to a steadily increasing demand for storage. In addition, the pallets destined for dispatch were in different locations, which took up considerable space. So a logistics solution was needed that would make better use of the existing storage space.
The solution was found in a compact storage system with Under Pallet Carrier (UPC). A UPC rack provides sufficient height and width for numerous pallet channels. The low height consumption per channel level allows effective use of the storage height in Eptingen. In particular, UPC racks are suitable for storing and retrieving a large number of pallets with the same stored goods – an important argument for the company. High turnover rates result from the having more pallets per article and longer channels.
In its role as the system supplier, Jungheinrich planned and implemented a multi-depth storage system for the Eptingen mineral spring. The new racking system in Eptingen comprises 44 channels, each 10 pallets deep, and two UPC shuttles. "For us, the UPC rack is the ideal solution, and the contact and advice as well as the structure of the racking system and its commissioning by Jungheinrich worked perfectly," says Franz Kölliker, operations manager at Mineralquelle Eptingen AG, describing the result and the cooperation.