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Swisslog will plan and implement the merging of several warehouses into a single central logistics centre, to be located in Dbendorf near Zurich for the Swiss industrial components company Maag Technic AG. Swisslog, as a general contractor, will supply all construction work, as well as deliver the logistics equipment for the new facility, as part of a contract worth CHF 16 million (10 million Euro). The company has also commissioned Swisslog to provide maintenance and support services. The distribution centre is scheduled to commence operations in May 2005.
Maag Technic AG places very high demands on its logistic processes and solutions. The companys diverse products amount to 100,000 items, some of which are manufactured to customer specification. Furthermore a reliable supply to endconsumers with industrial components as well as replacement parts and repairs demands a high degree of flexibility in distribution.
This is a complex project requiring high level of planning competence. To optimize warehouse management and delivery of their products and at the same time create capacity for future growth, Maag Technic AG has commissioned Swisslog with the planning and construction of a new distribution centre.
The logistics facility will comprise an automated small-parts warehouse and a manual high-bay pallet rack. Stacker cranes will take over storage and retrieval in the automated section; in the manual warehouse, goods will be transported using high-bay forklifts and pallet conveying technology. Maag Technic will use Swisslogs control technology to organize and monitor the interaction of all electrical and mechanical components in the new distribution centre. The company will manage all inventory within the logistics facility with Swisslog's WarehouseManager.