Building work on MULTIVAC's new logistics centre in Wolfertschwenden in Germany is proceeding as planned. Work on the 11.9 million euro project began at the end of 2014. MULTIVAC celebrated the topping-out ceremony with the planning consultants and building contractors involved. The new building has an area of 5,400 square metres and is due to come into service in the second quarter of 2016. The logistics center will be completely integrated and in full operation during the second half of next year.
The aim of the investment is to optimise the supply of spare parts to the 17 European MULTIVAC subsidiaries by implementing a centralised handling process. The supply of materials for machine production in Wolfertschwenden will also benefit from the new procedures.
"In future, we will be working with modern warehouse technology. An automatic small-parts warehouse and semi-automated high-rack stackers will help us to significantly increase today's order picking capacity, while at the same time reducing susceptibility to errors. All in all, we will be able to design our processes more efficiently thanks to the latest technology," explains Volker Starrach, senior director of logistics at MULTIVAC. "Our customers will benefit essentially from better availability of spare parts and therefore shorter delivery times. In addition to this, errors in the individual process stages can be prevented or reduced."