Automation for the discount channel branded System Logistics: the MD project
MD S.p.A has chosen System Logistics' solution among the various proposals submitted by different automation suppliers for the construction of the largest logistics hub in Italy, in the discount channel in Cortenuova (Bergamo). This important player in the Italian large-scale retail trade is the second largest brand in the discount sector, with more than 780 stores in Italy.
System Logistics' project envisages an intensive self-supporting storage warehouse (HBW) involving approx. 40,000 pallet slots served by 11, 30 metres high stacker cranes. A monorail pallet handling and sorting system (System Vehicle Loop) consisting of 19 shuttles will quickly and efficiently connect the warehouse with the pallet infeed and outfeed points. The solution will be completed by a picking system consisting of gravity roller conveyors for picking and mixed pallet preparation activities. Replenishing will be fully automatic, by means of laser guided vehicles (LGVs).
The proposed solution was specially developed for MD and is the result of a close collaboration between the two project teams who have combined their experience and knowledge from the world of distribution and logistics automation.
Thanks to this further achievement, System Logistics has been reconfirmed as a leader in the supply of intralogistics solutions in the large-scale retail sector in Italy. Furthermore, the successful result obtained demonstrates how the company, relying on the unique experience gained in this business, is capable of thoroughly understanding the customers' needs.