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Organic food company commissions Swisslog as general contractor

Alnatura, a German-based producer of bio products, has commissioned Swisslog to design and implement a fully automated high-bay warehouse. Swisslog will act as general contractor for this project.

Alnatura has been recording strong business growth both nationally and internationally for several years. It operates over 65 Alnatura bio-supermarkets ("Alnatura Super Natur Märkte") throughout Germany. By expanding capacities, Alnatura aims to establish the logistics required for future growth. In addition, the new high-bay warehouse will increase Alnatura’s process efficiency. "We look forward to supporting our new client Alnatura with our expertise and experience in retail logistics," explains Daniel Fink, President of Swisslog’s Warehouse & Distribution Solutions division.

Focus on sustainability
Swisslog’s services as general contractor for logistics include the design, realization and start-up of the new high-bay warehouse, including its construction and the installation of all materials handling equipment and controls. Alnatura places great importance on sustainability. This is reflected by the selection of materials and the deployment of highly energy-efficient equipment, among other things. The facility is planned to be operational in the first half of 2014.

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