FIRST AUTOMATION FOR DISTRILOGISTIQUE
Extra specializes in cleaning and maintenance products and buys large lots,
which we prefer to process in-house. However, with the scale-up of the Extra shops, this was no longer logistically feasible. So we went in search of a solution to optimise our internal operations. And that solution was obvious: we needed to wrap the pallets faster in order to reduce our pickers’ waiting times.
Pavel Campens, Distrilogistique: “Until 2017 we wrapped all pallets manually. Then we invested in a stand-alone arm stretch wrapper. With that machine, full wrapping still took two minutes, which adds up when you wrap two hundred pallets every day. An automatic system allowed us to halve that time.”