THE COMPANY AND THE PROJECT
FEMSA is a leading Mexican company in the food and beverage industry based in Mexico and Latin America, with 52 beverage bottling plants located in 10 countries.
Since its history began (1890), this company has always been considered at the cutting edge of the beverage industry thanks to its continuous innovation, efficient performance, and constant growth. The Femsa Jundiaí facility is the production centre for The Coca-Cola Company, with more production lines than anywhere in the world.
System Logistics proposed an automated warehouse located outside the production area known as FRS (Fast Rotation Storage). This storage system receives products coming from the 17 production lines (12 PET, 5 cans and glass PET, 5 cans and glass products), managing a total of 171 codes. The whole pallets are taken from the line-end and deposited in the vertical "high density" automated warehouse.The FRS (Fast Rotation System) automated warehouse occupies an area of 7,700 m2 and handles a rate of 420 pallets/ hour IN coming from the production area and 420 pallets/hour OUT to shipment. The original facility, which was 10 metres high, was raised up to 23 metres in height, thus limiting the amount of building work required and resolving the storage problem. Thanks to this technology, a capacity of 25,920 pallets was created in an area of just 7,700 m2, almost double the original capacity. The warehouse is structured into 3 blocks, each with its own entrance. For each block, a lift feeds the 8 storage levels, within which dierent goods are stored. Each level works independently with a dedicated shuttle: the main shuttle works lengthwise within the channel, meanwhile
the Digisat shuttle works across the multi-depth channels (15-deep along each side of the channel), thus making up the FRS system.