Automation
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Highly automated distribution center

THE 
GOAL:
CENTRALIzATION

The Swiss grocery retailer Coop has invested 600 million CHF in a new central and highly automated distribution center. In Schafisheim near Zurich, three regional distribution centers, three freezer distribution centers and three large bakeries have been combined in a single location. The heart of the facility is a fully automated freezer distribution center, 'the refrigerator' for refrigerated goods and the empty container control center, that is helping Coop set new standards.

"The concentration of the quantity of goods at a single site enables investment in automation and robotics."

Daniel Hintermann, Director of Logistics at Coop

At a glance
Challenges
mastered
  • OPTIMIZATION OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN AND THE ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT By concentrating multiple distribution centers at a single site combined with a high degree of automation, Coop achieves a CO2 reduction of >10,000 tons per year, which brings it the company closer to the objective of being CO2 neutral by 2023.

  • OPTIMIZATION OF WORKPLACE ERGONOMICS IN THE REFRIGERATION AREA The high degree of automation ensures a significant improvement in workplace quality and safety in the refrigeration and deep-frozen area.

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Michael Schedlbauer | Industry Manager Grocery, TGW
Michael Schedlbauer
Industry Manager Grocery
TGW Logistics Group GmbH
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