AMAZONEN Werke H. Dreyer GmbH & Co. KG, also known as AMAZONE, announces it is working with intralogistics experts, Jungheinrich, to construct a new spare parts centre in Tecklenburg-Leeden, North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. The manufacturer, which specialises in the construction of agricultural machinery, will dispatch spare parts from its warehouse to customers around the world. Jungheinrich is providing all of the main components for this comprehensive logistics system solution from a single source. At the heart of this is an automated miniload warehouse with 27,360 storage locations. Four high-performance Jungheinrich Miniload STC 2B1As are in charge of storage and retrieval in the 52-metre-long aisles. Moving at a speed of 6 metres per second, the STC 2B1A is one of the fastest stacker cranes in its class. Its innovative rail concept and the integrated Omega drive significantly reduce the amount of space required for storage. Through the high productivity of the stacker crane and its low approach dimensions, the capacity and performance of the automated miniload warehouse, as requested by AMAZONE, was able to be optimised even further, meaning that the warehouse space that has been saved will be available to support future growth.
With its conveyor systems, the automated miniload warehouse is connected to incoming goods, order picking and packing workstations. It uses a pick-to-light system to simplify the order picking process. To control all logistics processes, the AMAZONE warehouse management software is based on Jungheinrich’s Warehouse Management System (WMS) and Warehouse Control System (WCS). The scope also includes rack construction for manually operated narrow-aisle storage with 33 aisles, each with ten levels and space for a total of 12,800 pallet cages, which can bear up to 1,000 kilograms. There is also rod storage with six rows of shelves for storing long loads.
Steve Richmond, Director – Logistics Systems, Jungheinrich UK comments: “We are pleased to be able to help AMAZONE with so many parts of its business as it looks to join up and improve its intralogistics processes. Underpinning all of this is its automated miniload warehouse and its warehouse management system, and by maximising its warehouse capacity and material flow, the company is not only in a position to be able to better meet customer demands, but by adding greater flexibility, it is also future proofing its business.”