In 2018, the freezer specialist Nordfrost decided to invest in a centralized distribution center for the region of western Germany. As a central hub, the newly constructed building in Herne, North Rhine-Westphalia will take over the supply of customers from the entire region. The distribution center is designed for high picking capacity and quality. Several thousand packaging units per hour can be processed in the DC, to a large extent in an automated process.
LOW SPACE REQUIREMENTS The solution is designed for high picking output and process quality — and within a minimally sized space to keep energy consumption lower.
OPTIMUM TEMPERATURE CONTROL Virtually all processes at the distribution center are automated in various temperature ranges in order to ensure ergonomic work conditions for employees in addition to product quality.
Within the last few years, the freezer specialist has grown significantly and wants to expand its capacities in the Ruhr area by concentrating them at one site. The newly constructed building in Herne will become a central hub and supply customers from the entire region. The distribution center is designed for high picking capacity and quality as well as flexibility. Several thousand packaging units per hour can be processed in the DC in a largely automated process according to the requirements of the customer and then made available for shipping.
At Nordfrost, TGW Stingray Shuttles are utilized at -11° F. The low temperature is no problem for the powerful technology, which was originally developed with freezer applications in mind. The Shuttle warehouse achieves a high storage density thanks to its compact design (clad rack structure). The reduced space requirements result in lower energy costs for warehouse cooling, creating a positive impact on Nordfrost's Total Cost of Ownership.
Nordfrost Group is a global specialist in freezer logistics. The family-owned company, which was founded in 1975, has distribution centers throughout Germany and its network comprises 37 units in all areas of Europe. Nordfrost offers its customers from the grocery retail sector and industrial supply chain management everything from a single source: from transport to storage and picking to distribution.