Cimcorp, a manufacturer and integrator of turnkey robotic gantry-based order fulfilment and tire handling solutions, will present its order-picking solution and demonstrate its capabilities at CeMAT, the world's leading trade fair for intralogistics and supply chain management. CeMAT is scheduled to take place May 31- June 3 in Hannover, Germany.
The robotic order fulfilment system embodies CeMAT's theme of Smart Supply Chain Solutions and is ideal for order fulfilment and storage in the food and beverage, retail, e-commerce and distribution sectors. Through extremely rapid order picking, the solution shortens lead times to enable more sales – potentially twice as many – and enhance customer service. Based on a simple, scalable and movable robotic concept that is easy to install and maintain Cimcorp's automation results in a rapid return on investment (ROI). The technology can also be used as an 'island' of automation that is integrated with surrounding manual operations.
"Our robotic systems are designed for fast manufacturing, installation and start-up," explains Kai Tuomisaari, Cimcorp's Vice President of Sales and Projects. "Being modular, they are scalable to provide flexibility for the future, so can be expanded – or even moved – quite easily. Importantly in the food sector, they are also easy to clean, with the system able to clear the entire storage floor. Short timescales for projects – from initial enquiry to final handover – combine with highly efficient operation to deliver a rapid return on investment for clients."
Cimcorp's order fulfilment solution has secured tangible benefits for a number of clients, including Spanish supermarket group, Mercadona, for the picking of full crates of fresh fruit and vegetables as well as meat products; the Finnish company, Tuko Logistics, uses Cimcorp automation to distribute groceries and fresh products to its client base of 40 wholesalers, 1,000 retail stores and 5,000 commercial kitchens; and The Kroger Co. uses the automated system to store up to 36,000 crates of plastic milk containers and to process over 30,000 crates per day in its Denver facility.
Cimcorp's solutions will be demonstrated live to CeMAT visitors on Stand H26 in Hall 27 of the show.