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New UNICEF distribution centre for worldwide relief operations

UNICEF, Denmark is currently building a new distribution centre that will be used as the central hub for worldwide relief operations.

Tonnes of packages for areas affected by catastrophes will be sent from here quickly and cost-effectively around the world and SSI Schaefer, Denmark, is ensuring flexible, precise and cost-effective logistics management.

From 2012, a fully automated high-bay pallet racking system with 36,828 storage spaces and an automatic small parts store from SSI Schaefer in Copenhagen will be storing bandages, plasters, basic foodstuffs and blankets.

So that the help does actually reach the place where it is urgently needed in good time, UNICEF is implementing the Schaefer Compact Crane (SCC) pallet racking servicing unit in the high-bay racking system. In the small parts store where smaller aid goods are stored, the Schaefer Miniload Crane (SMC) storage and retrieval device will handle the orders.

Pallet conveyor technology and electrical floor tracks form the link that conveys the goods to the workstations, from where the packages are sent around the world, once they are complete.

The new goods distribution centre is set to become a visible landmark on the waterside promenade in Copenhagen and the project is already associated with considerable prestige, enjoying a personal visit from Danish Queen Margrethe II.

UNICEF is active around the world to protect the rights of children. The UN children’s charity was founded in 1946 and currently operates in over 150 countries.

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